How to Use GoDaddy Domains with AWS Route 53 Hosted Zones

Hosting From Godaddy – How to Use GoDaddy Domains with AWS Route 53 Hosted Zones


How to Use GoDaddy Domains with AWS Route 53 Hosted Zones

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Do you want to attach a domain purchased in any registrar to AWS services? Stick around to find out how. In this AWS + Rails tutorial we going to be tackling a subscriber requested tutorial.

Sandeep wanted to follow along with the AWS + Rails tutorial series, but use a domain purchased through a different registrar. We walk though how to accomplish this in AWS with Route 53 Hosted Zones. For my example, I purchase a domain off screen through GoDaddy. This domain will be used for a future tutorial series and will therefore be blurred out for this video — to follow that future series you will need to subscribe!

⏰ Timestamps
0:00 Introduction
1:31 Getting Started
2:34 Create Hosted Zone
4:38 Update External NS Records
6:24 Flush DNS and Cache
6:56 Prove Connection
8:16 Surprise from my coworker
8:51 Verify Results
9:18 Closing notes

Flush DNS cache on Mac
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

I typically add this as an alias like so
alias flush=”sudo dscacheutil -flushcache;sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder;say ‘get flushed'”

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13 thoughts on “Hosting From Godaddy – How to Use GoDaddy Domains with AWS Route 53 Hosted Zones

  1. Hello, thank you for the video. I think it is written in the comments but could you please verify. I followed the steps in the tutorial and it seems that it is not working for me. My top level domain is .site is that the reason for not working?

  2. Hello, I have followed your steps and seems like it worked.. Thank you for that. I do have one question, if I had it set up or linked to my elastic beanstalk, should the URL still show the website.elasticbeanstalk.com on the URL when it is accessed or should it just show the domain bought from GoDaddy whenever a user visits is? coz right now when I access our domain, it redirects to the elasticbeanstalk URL. Is that normal?

  3. Hello there, I purchased a domain on GoDaddy but right now I'm confused as to which is better? Should I continue using GoDaddy and just let Route53 manage it or is it better if I just migrate from GoDaddy to Route53? Considering both the pricing and performance.

  4. I'd love a video on what is the existential purpose of the construct called 'HostedZone'. Practically it seems like a glue between public DNS names and those endpoints that are generated by machine.

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