I am new to Amazon AWS EC2. I have setup a wordpress blog on the EC2 instance. Everything is fine except the ugly looking domain name. ec2-xx-xx-143-xxx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com

How can I change this ec2-xx-xx-143-xxx.us-west-2.compute to something like tintinnotes.amazonws.com

Pl. not that I don't want to buy a domain name for this tintinnotes.com, I just want an aliasing of instance name to my blog name just like wordpress has something like tintinnotes.wordpress.com

Update: I now have got a domain name registered with name techweblogs.co.uk from fasthosts.co.uk. Now I want to point the aws instance to this domain. How can I do this?

  • Amazon doesn't allow us (yet) to choose a sub-domain, like wordpress.com does. Oct 9, 2013 at 9:36

2 Answers 2


Without buying a domain name it will not be possible for you to get rid of the amazon long Public Name. You cannot do aliasing to wordpress.com domain , even for that you require your own domain name.

  • Hi Abhishek, thanks for the response, I have a domain name registered and I have updated the question. How do I proceed from here?
    – tintin
    Oct 10, 2013 at 22:06
  • Point your domain at your server's Elastic IP.
    – ceejayoz
    Oct 11, 2013 at 1:12
  • So so many free DNS services are available like dnsexit.com , register on them and add ur domain there and create a hostname recors (A record) for your subdomian pointing to your IP of aws server., I would recommend add Elastic IP to your box instead of using Dynamic Public DNS . Oct 11, 2013 at 5:08
  • Can you ref me to some detailed doc. as how to do it as I am new to this - Many thanks.
    – tintin
    Oct 11, 2013 at 8:06

You cannot change in EC2. That being said, you can request Reverse DNS if trying to setup an email server. Just create a A record pointed at your elastic IP. This will essentially provide you that. There are no custom subdomains like your describing in AWS.

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