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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Redirect non-www requests to www on Amazon Route 53 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Performance penalty when using CNAME

We are using the current CNAME record for a server, i.e. foo.example.com => CNAME => server1.example.com server1.example.com => CNAME => ec2-34-142-138-31.compute-1.amazonaws.com ...
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Godaddy vs. Route53 for DNS [closed]

I have my website set up as an EC2 instance and my DNS is currently Godaddy. I'm considering switching to Amazon AWS Route53 for DNS. The one thing I noticed however is that Route53 charges monthly ...
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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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Manage private VPC IP addresses with Route 53

Does any one know if it's possible to manage internal private network addresses (10.0.X.X) using Route 53. As you can imagine, I wouldn't want these names to resolve outside of my VPN.
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Redirecting Domain using Route53 DNS

I'm thinking of redirect the user to http://webmail.domain.com/3rdparty/roundcube directly instead of http://webmail.domain.com/ Is there anyway i can do this, it only seem that i can edit the"Sub ...
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How to use route 53 to create subdomains that reference specific URLs of an EC2 instance

I have an EC2 instance running Redmine and myPHPadmin at https://myElasticIP/redmine and https://myElasticIP/phpmyadmin. I have a domain name registered with namecheap: myDomain.us Using Route 53, ...
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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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Hosting a site on Amazon S3, URL keeps redirecting

I am trying to use Amazon S3 to host my webiste. I have the domain registered though namecheap. Whenever I navigate to mywebsite.com the URL in the browser changes to ...
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Unix to execute program on WAN IP update

How do I access the current IP address? Is there a way to execute a program every time it changes? I want to make a program that whenever my IP changes, it will use the Amazon Route 53 API and update ...
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Amazon ec2 - WildCard Sub-Domain

I'm running an ec2 instance on ubuntu running lamp stack. I configured my httpd.conf file to support wildcard sub-domain but it didn't work. My httpd.conf file NameVirtualHost * <VirtualHost ...
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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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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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Get ec2 name from instance without public ip

I'm trying to automate my dns in my ec2 VPC. What I want is: VPC boots up VPC gets instance info from http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/ VPC looks up Name tag for instance VPC sets hostname 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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Creating sub-sub-domain on Amazon Route 53 [duplicate]

I'm trying to get my development environment as such: dev.domain.com dev.admin.domain.com qa.domain.com qa.admin.domain.com I've created them just like I would create a sub-domain on the Route 53 ...
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Using htaccess with Elastic Load Balancer and Route 53 [closed]

I have transfered my DNS to Route 53 and currently use an alias record to point my www.domain.com and domain.com to my Elastic Load Balancer. Both work great but my problem is when I try to use an ...
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How to setup multitenant Route53 subdomains with parent domain not on Route53?

My goal is to be able to add/drop subdomains for a multi-tenant app via Route53: tenant.example.com. Account provisioning should place the new tenant on a hosting node and then add the newly onboarded ...