Amazon Route 53

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DNSimple supports the ability to view and manage zones that are deployed at Amazon Route 53.

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Supported features

  • Import integrated zones: When you link Route 53 to your DNSimple account, all the zones hosted on Route 53 will be imported into DNSimple and listed on the Domain Names page.
  • Management of integrated zone records: List, create, update, and delete integrated zone records from DNSimple using the Deployment Editor. (See: The list of supported record types for Route 53)
  • 2-way Syncing of Records: Sync your zone records from Route 53 to DNSimple, or from DNSimple to Route 53, with the Deployment Editor.


To link Amazon Route 53 as an Integrated DNS Provider, you need:

  • An AWS access key for an AWS user with permission to manage public hosted zones at Route 53, including these permissions:
    • route53:ListHostedZones
    • route53:ListHostedZonesByName
    • route53:CreateHostedZone
    • route53:ListResourceRecordSets
    • route53:ChangeResourceRecordSets
    • route53:GetHostedZone
    • route53:DeleteHostedZone
  • Administrator access to a DNSimple account

Supported record types

The following Route 53 record types are supported for syncing and management at DNSimple:

  • A
  • AAAA
  • MX
  • NS
  • PTR
  • SOA
  • SPF
  • SRV
  • TXT
  • URL

URL records are a custom DNSimple record type and do not have an equivalent in Route 53. When synced from DNSimple to Route 53, a URL record will be translated into an A record that points to our redirector.