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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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
  • Full access to a DNSimple account

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.
  • Adding and deleting integrated zones: Add or delete zones to/from the Integrated DNS Provider, from within DNSimple.
  • Management of integrated zone records: List, create, update, and delete integrated zone records from DNSimple using the Record 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 Record Editor.

Supported record types

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

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 represented in Route 53 as an A record that points to our redirector.