I have an issue with my ec2 instance hosted on AWS.

The EC2 instance has an associated Elastic ip address that I can access and confirmed is working (SSHing into the instance and changing the base index.html works fine, changes can be seen when navigating to the elastic ip).

I have a domain on Route53 and created a fresh public hosted zone. I then added an A record for my domain which routes to the elastic ip that I confirmed is successfully routing to my instance.

However, the A record mydomain.com just never propagates or is faulty and therefore if I type mydomain.com the DNS is not able to resolve it to my elastic IP. There was enough time for the records to propagate.

I would be happy to provide more information if needed.

  • Give us the actual domain and the IP address it should point to so we can take a look.
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:46
  • And the domain?
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:49
  • Your Route53 records are irrelevant - the domain isn't pointed at Route53's nameservers, so any records you have created aren't doing anything. See my answer.
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:55
  • I registered the domain with Route53...
    – the_critic
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:56
  • I originally transfered my domains from GoDaddy to Route53
    – the_critic
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 13:59

1 Answer 1


lastlabs.com is not pointed at Route53 nameservers. Any records you set up on Route53 will currently have no effect.


Update the nameservers at your domain registrar to point to the four nameservers Route53 gave you.

  • @the_critic I see it resolving now. FYI, you'll want a second A record (with the same IP) for www.lastlabs.com.
    – ceejayoz
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 14:15
  • awesome, yeah I had it all configured before. I had a CNAME for www.lastlabs.com pointing to lastlabs.com, but I recreated the hosted zone to start anew.
    – the_critic
    Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 14:17
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    Note also, don't delete your hosted zone when troubleshooting -- because when you put it back, it will usually have 4 different authoritative NS records, and you'll have to go back to your registrar and update them again, which can require even more waiting. Commented Jan 30, 2016 at 17:03

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