How to configure Nameservers on AWS Console
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How to configure Nameservers on AWS Console

Alan Rooney
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Jun 29, 2016

Adding or changing name servers on AWS console takes a few minutes, detailed instructions for the procedure on easy navigation pane.

The AWS console is a powerful tool which allows you to make major changes on the fly. Changing nameservers is something which would take a lot of time with other solutions, but thanks to the AWS console, you can accomplish it in just a few minutes.

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is the name of the DNS web service which empowers AWS. The reason this service is so powerful is that it uses the same architectural techniques as the rest of Amazon’s cloud services. It is scalable and reliable, thanks to the many redundancies which ensure that it will not go down. There are many tools available in AWS which further enhance the functionality of Route 53, such as Traffic Flow which makes it easy to redirect traffic globally to ensure best performance.

Getting Started

In order to configure name servers, you need to login to the AWS Management console. From here, you need to open the Route 53 console to access the nameserver options. If you cannot find the link, don’t worry, you can simply open the Route 53 console from https://console.aws.amazon.com/route53/. Do note that you will need to login to the AWS management console before you can access the Route 53 console.

On the left side, in the navigation pane, you will see an option that says Registered Domains. Click this and you will be shown all the domains that you have registered with AWS. Simply select the nameserver you want to change and press Add/Edit Name Servers. This will open a new dialog box called Edit Name Servers.

Edit Name Servers

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In this dialog box, you will have several options available to you. You will have the option to add a completely new nameserver. You will also be able to replace/change the name of an existing nameserver. You can also edit glue records. Glue records are what AWS calls static IP addresses of nameservers. You can also delete any nameservers from the list.

Once you are done, simply press Update and the changes will take place.

Migrating to Route 53

If you are already using the nameservers provided by your web host and want to migrate to Route 53 due to its high reliability as a DNS, the process is very easy. All you need to do in order to accomplish this is to change the nameserver records with your existing registrar. Replace the current records with the addresses of Route 53’s nameservers. Simply creating a hosted zone within AWS will result in you being assigned 4 nameservers for the hosted zone and you can use these with your website host.

One issue which a few people run into is that some registrars only accept IP addresses for nameservers. AWS nameservers generally have static IP addresses and Amazon’s official policy is that they aim to keep it that way. So simply use nslookup if you are on windows or the dig utility if you are on a UNIX based system to find out the IP of your Route 53 nameservers.

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