Steps to set up and configure Route 53 for your Domain in AWS


Route 53 is a highly available and scalable DNS service from AWS. It is designed to give the developers full control over their DNS entries and provide a cost-effective way to route end-users to the correct resources. Apart from being a popular DNS service Route53 is also a domain registrar. As you will see in the tutorial next, you can buy new domain names on Route53.

Route53 integrates seamlessly with AWS Services like S3, Elastic Load Balancers, etc. which make route53 a popular choice as a DNS server for AWS applications. It makes it easier for the end-users to manage their global traffic through a variety of routing types – Weighted routing, Latency Based Routing, GeoProximity Routing, and more.

How to Set up and configure Route 53

Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and navigate to Route 53 dashboard.
– In the Route53 Dashboard find the “Registered Domains” option, under Domains in the dashboard on the left.


Now that you are on the Registered Domain Page you will see that there are two ways to set up a domain in Route53.
– register a new domain and transfer a new domain. This is the page where you see the list of all your registered domains like in the image below. Let us go ahead and register a new domain by clicking the “Register Domain” button here.


Enter your domain name and click on check. If the domain name is available you will see an output similar to the following image. Choose the domain name you want to register and click the “Add to cart”.


If you agree to the pricing, click Continue.

On the next page, you can add your Registrant Contact, Admin Contact, and the Tech Contact details for your domain. Fill in the details and click Continue at the bottom of the page.

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