I'm looking to move our current dns to route 53 due to some limitations with our provider.

Currently we have A records with network solutions for:

  • www
  • @ (None)
  • * (All others)
  • other subdomains...

From intial looks at the route 53 interface there doesnt seem to be any built in option to specify the www, @ or * records, do I still need to create these, and if so what is the best way to do it.

  • Am I missing something here? You go in the web console and create records for each.
    – ceejayoz
    Feb 4, 2013 at 22:27
  • sorry I know how to acutally add the records, I was more meaning that if I enter an @ or a * will they actually work as they do with my current provider network solutions Feb 4, 2013 at 23:49
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    Yah. They will!
    – ewwhite
    Feb 5, 2013 at 0:00

2 Answers 2


The Amazon Route 53 UI is a little tricky. It's not immediately clear from certain elements whether you can click on them. A wider browser window is handy when making entries.

From the "Create Record Set" option, the Name field to the left of the domain name is the next place you want make changes. And then from there, work down the page to enter your values.

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A completed record...

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First read the documentation.

  1. Click on Go to Record Sets.

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  2. Click on Create Record Set.

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  3. Enter in the appropriate values.

  • please see my comment above Feb 4, 2013 at 23:51

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