Amazon Route 53 is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System service. We can perform the three main functions on route53 services such as domain registration, DNS routing, and health checking


  1. AWS Console access
  2. A domain name
  3. IP address where we need to point the domain


Step 1: Sign in to the AWS console

Step 2: Search the Route 53 service from the search bar

Step 3: Navigate to the “Hosted Zones” and click on Create Hosted Zone

Step 4: Provide the domain name in the domain name section.

(i) To route internet traffic to your resources, such as Amazon S3 buckets or Amazon EC2 instances – Enable Public hosted zone

(ii) To route traffic within the  VPC – Enable Private hosted zone

Step 5: If required provide tags for reference else click on create hosted zone

Step 6: Once the hosted zone has been created, click on the hosted zone to add the DNS – ‘A’ record

Step 7: Click on Create record

(i) If the A record is added for the primary domain, leave the record value empty

(ii) If the A record is added for the subdomain, mention the subdomain name in the record value

Step 8: Select the “A – Route traffic to an IPV4 address and some AWS resources” to create the DNS ‘A’ record 

Step 9: Provide the IPv4 address in the Value section and click on Create record

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