Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service.

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set Google Apps SPF record in Amazon AWS Route 53

I'm using the new AWS GUI for Route 53 to setup my domain records. However, the AWS console won't accept the recommended Google Apps SPF record, v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all (found here). It ...
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EC2/Route53: How do I assign my new domain name to an instance?

I have an EC2 instance. It's up and running with an Amazon IP that looks something like this: //ec2-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com/ I am sure it works fine. I bought a domain and then set ...
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No targets available when trying to set alias target from Route 53 to S3

I'm trying to setup a simple Amazon AWS S3 based website, as explained here. I've setup the S3 bucket (simples3websitetest.com), gave it the (hopefully) right permissions: { "Version": ...
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How do you create a zone apex alias that points to a Elastic Load Balancer in the Route 53 GUI?

I created aliases for my domain name's zone apex using the ELB CLI as described in Elastic Load Balancing Developer Guide. I also added a AAAA record using the --rr-type AAAA flag, which is not ...
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What is the difference between Anycast and GeoDNS / GeoIP wrt HA?

Based on the Wikipedia description of Anycast, it includes both the distribution of a domain-name-to-many-IP-mapping across many DNS servers as well as replying to clients with the most geographically ...
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Redirect non-www requests to www on Amazon Route 53

I want to redirect all requests from example.com to www.example.com. Preferably, this should happen at DNS level. I tried using PTR records, but that simply fails, returning a 404. wwww.example.com ...
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How to address an EC2 instance from both inside and outside datacenter?

I'm trying to find a good way of being able to address my EC2 database instance from both inside and outside of the datacenter. Other EC2 instances need to be able to call into it, and other clients ...
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How to export a hosted zone in AWS Route 53?

I see no option to export a backup of the settings for a domain. Maybe I should save the results of public DNS with dig but I would question whether a friend knows a better way.
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How long does it take for a Route 53 CNAME to work?

I have set up a CNAME in Amazon's Route 53 to point to another server. This is a new CNAME for a new subdomain pointing to an existing domain name. With other DNS providers that I've worked with, new ...
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Managing many entries in Route53

We use Amazon Route53 as my company's primary DNS. As we grow into using multiple services from different providers, each of them requested some kind of DNS entry to verify our domain and/or use their ...
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EC2 IP Address : How can a web server identify db server ip address at startup?

I have a simple 2-tier arrangement - one web server (Websphere hosted on windows), and one oracle db server. The web server needs to connect the oracle database server. I am trying to write a script ...
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Similarities and Differences between CNAME record and Route 53 ALIAS record

Can somebody point out the similarities and differences between the normal CNAME record and Amazon's Route 53 ALIAS record. ?
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Route 53 - Should I duplicate my SPF records as TXT records?

Amazon Route 53 supports both "SPF Records" and "TXT Records". Most documentation I read tells me to list my SPF Record as a TXT Record. I understand that the SPF Record is a newer standard. Is it ...
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Redirect all subdomains to subfolders

I'd like to add a rule so that all subdomains get redirected to a subfolder. For example: app1.example.com -> example.com/app1 app2.example.com -> example.com/app2 something.example.com -> ...
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Setting SPF record on Amazon Route 53 with cli53 tool

My domain is already with Amazon Route 53 and I can use the cli53 command line tool quite happily to maintain it. We are moving to use Amazon SES and I would like to add an SPF record to the domain, ...
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Is there a decent GUI for Amazon Route 53?

Because frankly it's a bit tricky without...
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Aws vpc default route table in CloudFormation

Am I missing something but is there no way to add a route via CloudFormation to the default route table that comes provisioned with a VPC?
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Setting up CloudFlare with Route 53?

I'm trying to get CloudFlare to sit in front of Route 53. I have my main web server on an ELB (which doesn't have an IP address). CloudFlare needs an IP for an A record, so how can I accomplish this?
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AWS CloudFormation returning “Invalid request” when trying to create a AWS::Route53::RecordSet

I'm at a loss on this one. 99% of the time CloudFormation is pretty good at giving you some kind of debug message you can work with, but "Invalid request" has left me stumped, especially when the ...
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Amazon Route 53, restrict IAM user access to single record set

I would like to programmatically change the CNAME of a Record Set inside an Hosted Zone on Amazon Route 53, but I would like to restrict the access of the user ONLY to that record set. For what I have ...
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Can't resolve website using Google's public dns

I can't seem to be able access my site: yippie.nl, using Google's public DNS 8.8.8.8. Other DNS's work fine. Could this be due to DNSKEY? Cause Route53 doesn't provide it. ...
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AWS Route 53 Latency Based service for non AWS Instances

We need to use one of our own dedicated servers in conjunction with the Route 53 service alongside our AWS instances. Is latency based DNS supported for non AWS IP Addresses?
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How do I set an MX record in Route53 for a GoDaddy domain?

Can't seem to find an answer to this question on AWS' forum, not in the Route53 manual, nor on Stackoverflow/Serverfault in a way that makes sense...and GoDaddy's support sure as heck ain't got an ...
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ec2: assign cname to elastic ip

Couldn't find this exact same question so here it goes: I'm trying to setup a CNAME record to an elastic ip linked to a ec2-instance, but this fails. When deassociating the elastic-ip from the ...
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Elastic IP vs EC2 Public Hostname + Route53

We are evaluating to use Elastic IP on all of our ec2 instances, and we compare to the use of public EC2 hostname and Route53 (with a very short TTL to the public EC2 hostname & dynamic update DNS ...
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CNAMEs in Route 53 using @

I'm trying out Amazon's Route 53 and have moved one of my domains over. The only issue I've encountered is that none of my CNAME records are resolving. In GoDaddy's DNS manager I was able to use @ to ...
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Tried to create 2 record set type=TXT in Route53

I'm trying to add a second TXT record to a domain, but I get the following error: Tried to create resource record set type='TXT but it already exists Can I add two records at the same domain?
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How do I redirect www to non-www in Route53?

I host my site at domain.com. My DNS entries in Route53 are as follows: domain.com A xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 300 domain.com NS stuff.awsdns-47.org 172800 domain.com SOA ...
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How do I determine the ARN of my Amazon route53-hosted zone?

I've got some machines which automatically update DNS in Route53. So far there are only two zones in Route53, and both of them are updated this way, so I have an IAM policy which says "blah blah blah, ...
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How to setup AWS Route53 Alias and CNAME

I am experimenting with my newly written application on EC2. At the moment it is hosted on a particular EC2 instance, however I am sure that before I go live I will want to move it to another server, ...
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DNS A record ALIASES, and ANAME record differences

We have a number of groups of servers on AWS that use trios of servers to serve out sites. Each server, or set of servers is within a different availability region, one of which is a redirection ...
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Avoiding downtime while switching CNAMEs with AWS's Route53

I'm trying to make a seamless transition from Heroku to AWS. Currently, DNS is being handled by Route53, with a CNAME record sending traffic to the heroku SSL subdomain. I need to change this to an A ...
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Route53 only for wildcard subdomain

We recently moved our web application to AWS. One thing that is still managed by our old hoster is DNS. OLD HOSTER example.com. NS <Old hoster's name server> example.com. A ...
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Wildcard Subdomain (*.example.com) with Amazon Route53 DNS and S3

I am hosting a static website using Amazon Route53 for DNS and S3 for html files. It is working fine. Current Setup is: example.com. A ALIAS s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com. www.example.com. ...
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route53 for multiple identical domains

My main domain is example.com, but also bought example.org and example.net. I've configured my webservers at *.example.com to handle requests from the other domains and redirect them correctly to ...
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How do I install and use the cli53 tools on Windows?

I'm trying to find the simplest way to import a large number of BIND zone files in to Route 53. I've had a quick look at the AWS CLI and AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell but they don't seem to include ...
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Whitelabel DNS with Amazon Route53

I've searched the internet for the answer, but I can't find it and this is because DNS management is not exactly in my skillset. I want to use Amazon AWS Route53 to host a multi tenant php application ...
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DNS mask for Route53 crazy delegation set

I really don't know the terms to explain this problem, but please bare with me just a little bit. I have an AWS Route53 with a lot of clients, and I would like to build something like a DNS server in ...
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Clarify benefits of anycast DNS - shouldn't DNS caching make it irrelevent?

We're trying to make a decision between using our hosting company for DNS or using Amazon's Route 53. One of the benefits of touted by Amazon about Route 53 is that it uses Anycast which means that ...
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Why can't I create an Alias Resource Record Set for an EC2 instance [closed]

I have been working with AWS for over a year, setting up EC2 instances, domains, ELBs, etc. When I want to assign a subdomain to an EC2 instance, I have to create an elastic IP (that I pay for), ...
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How do I set up DNS with nic.io to point to an AWS EC2 server?

I purchased a domain one week ago via nic.io. I have elected to provide my own DNS [because they provided no other option]. I'm trying to point my .io domain at my EC2 server instance. I've allocated ...
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Can AWS block access from embargoed countries?

My company blocks US-embargoed countries from accessing several e-commerce sites that we manage. I have to investigate whether we can move our current blocking solution to AWS as well. If AWS does not ...
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Will creating a custom dns record during signup cause potential issues?

If you have a hosted application, that when customers signup, they choose a subdomain like: customer1234.example.com When they do this, I want to create a custom dns record that will map to a ...
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AWS EC2 Instance Auto Scaling Confusion

So first off I'm completely new to AWS so bear with me. I have had one instance running for a few months now and I now need to autoscale it as I am getting bigger traffic spikes and it gets ...
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Managing Many External Hosts Using EC2 and Route 53

Looking for a "best practice" answer to managing externally-addressable hosts using the combination of Amazon EC2 and Amazon Route 53, without using Elastic IPs for each host. In my scenario I will ...
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Are nameservers with heterogeneous TLDs acceptable in DNS records?

I am trying to migrate my nameservers from GoDaddy to Amazon Route 53. I would like to edit my DNS record to first add the Amazon Route 53 servers, let that propagate, then remove the GoDaddy servers. ...
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AWS Route 53 alias-record change takes too long

I have setup a stack in AWS Cloudformation, which is up and running. The stack contains an ELB (load balancer) and a few EC2-instances. When we do a new deployment of our application, we build a new ...
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Why use CNAME in Route 53+S3 combination

I have been going through Amazon's docs on using Route 53 in conjunction with S3 to serve static websites. The strategy they show is to do: example.com A -> alias to ...
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Is it possible to specify rule processing order in Amazon Route 53?

I'd like to setup a catch-all for my subdomains: *.domain.com. CNAME domain.com But, a few specific subdomains should have their own entry: mail.domain.com. A X.X.X.X *.domain.com. ...
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How to create triple failover / failback with Amazon Route 53

I have three identical servers and I want to provide failover between them such that; If server1 is available, all traffic routes to server1. If server1 is unavailable and server2 is available, all ...