Amazon Route 53

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Amazon Route 53 is a cloud-based Domain Name System (DNS) that help developers and businesses to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other.

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Amazon Route 53 review by Vahram D.
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"Easy to use and powerful"

What do you like best?

Intuitive interface: everything you need is right in front of you. If you know what you're doing it's really easy to use. Also response time is super fast. You create a new record (doesn't matter manually or via API) Bam! it's there. Support of elastic DNS is also great as to setup something like that manually you need experience while with Route53 you get it ready-made.

What do you dislike?

Admin permissions are not very intuitive. It is very versatile and you can setup almost anything you need. but it's not very easy to use.

To use the API you need to read a lot of documentation and on many pages, there is no single guide. Documentation is really complicated. On the positive side there are many libraries using the API so you may avoid the need of reading lots of documentation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The UI is one of the best ones, everything is right in front of you. Pricing is good. Documentation just like all AWS is really complicated so if you're not fine with reading it's gonna be tough.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNS management

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Amazon Route 53 review by Bruce A.
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"DNS done right: a hugely scalable and professional tool for managing and hosting DNS."

What do you like best?

Route53 provides a vastly scalable DNS infrastructure that's easy to configure, and includes monitoring and management tools far superior to any other provider I've used. The management UI is intuitive and fast, and the hosting infrastructure is robust and reliable.

We were impressed at the number of DNS hostnames available and how well the service handled various DNS attacks over the past few years, much better than our previous providers. We also love the user and account controls, monitoring, and available command line and APIs for managing and working with DNS.

We also have found that managing domain name purchases through AWS has simplified DNS overall for us.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint we've ever had is that the Delete Zone button is very close to other commonly used buttons.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you manage a SAAS product, you should be using Route 53 (especially if you're already an AWS customer). It's far superior to any other DNS tool I've seen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We manage our product DNS hosting and monitoring exclusively with Route53. It has increased uptime and simplified management. It's also been easy to automate and monitor which has made it easier to navigate operational issues and growth.

What Managed DNS Providers solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Amazon Route 53 review by Natalia K.
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"One of the best cloud Domain Name Systems"

What do you like best?

It is reliable, highly available and scalable. It gives a lot of flexibility especially if you are working with other amazon services. It is fairly easy to set up and has a good documentation and tutorials. It provides an ability to monitor the health of your application and if something goes wrong it redirects users to a healthy resource. It has list of APIs, but the same thing could be done via management console.

Prices are reasonable as well.

What do you dislike?

The limit is 50 domains per account, but there is a possibility to request more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is definitely worth migrating to Route 53.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have all DNS set up in Route 53 as it's not expensive and easy to configure and manage.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator in Defense & Space
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"A crucial part of our AWS could deployment framework"

What do you like best?

My favorite feature is not the Route 53 software itself but rather the AWS ecosystem that it is a component. The entire suite of applications is perfect for our cloud deployment of databases, web applications, server-side applications, and archiving; all of which is made possible by Route53 allowing us easy and effective access to an onsite DNS system.

What do you dislike?

The cost is not the cheapest of any DNS provider and if you are willing to put in the work and wait on propagation you may save $2/domain/mo. at most by switching to another enterprise level DNS.

The Dislikes on this product are vastly, vastly outweighed by the comparative advantages in the AWS ecosystem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Moving your entire cloud ecosystem to AWS will save you time, money, and headaches.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a centralized, secure, in cloud DNS solution that we controlled for a contract we were performing, AWS Route53 gave us that. We later moved all of our internal domains and subdomains with their accompanying databases and applications to AWS Cloud and all of the DNS information is now hosted in Route53.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Should be your first choice if you are using the cloud!"

What do you like best?

Great interface. It is an easy tool to use with great integration to AWS services. It doesn't require a great deal of technical knowleged to use. The introduction of Alias records seems to solve the problem of not being able to have a CNAME as an origin record. It can be used to load balance between regions and can be updated via code. This is especially nice with things like cloudwatch events.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to be able to upload / convert existing bind files to use a a starting point or a template. Beyond that I haven't ran into any roadblocks.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you know how to use it for load balancing between regions. Be aware of the existence and use for Alias records -- especially with load balancers. Use Cloudtrails / Cloudwatch to monitor your DNS events.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secure management of DNS without maintaining Bind. We don't have to maintain or secure a bind server. It is also highly available. It is easier to configure than Bind. We don;'t have to do as much training for users to use it. We can also more easily control who has access to make changes to the domain records.

Amazon Route 53 review by User
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"Amazon Route53 - A great way to manage all DNS"

What do you like best?

I like how Route53 updates quickly, allowing me to make adjustments to our dns for different development environments quickly. Amazon provides API connectivity as well, allowing me to automate the process. After automation, we can use our continuous integration deployment software to automatically update all settings in Route53 quickly.

What do you dislike?

We have some domains that have hundreds of subdomains, and sometimes searching for a specific subdomain to adjust it can be quite slow. Additionally, the documentation for the API is quite sparse, sometimes outdated, or slightly confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Route53 is a great solution for any business looking to solve all of their dns problems in one location. Route53 is programatically controllable via API calls to their web service, allowing any deployment environment to automatically configure settings.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our business has hundreds of chapters across the world. Each chapter has its own subdomain, from our main organization's domain name. Route53 has allowed us to automatically create all of these subdomains quickly, and automatically.

Amazon Route 53 review by Bas v.
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"Making DNS setup a breeze"

What do you like best?

The best part of route 53 is the process for transferring DNS registrations from other services. Also integration with workmail is very convenient. The final aspect of Route 53 that I like best is the way it integrates with the domain registration services.

What do you dislike?

One thing that can still be improved on Route 53 is the integration with other AWS services like EC2 for instance. Another improvement could be better insight into the cost of the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When deploying multiple services especially kubernetes clusters Route 53 is very convenienr

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business benefit of using Route 53 is speed of deployment and cost.

Amazon Route 53 review by Donnie K.
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

What I like best is that Route53 is easy to use. Great tool for managing DNS for our demo environment.

What do you dislike?

While it is easy to use, occsionally there is a need to look up how a particular feature works. It would be nice if there was better contextual sensitive help.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Route53 to handle DNS for our sales engineering demo environment for our team. It is great since it is easy to use, each member of our team is able to be self sufficent in the management of our DNS entries.

Amazon Route 53 review by Dan O.
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"Easy Management of DNS for Enterprise Users"

What do you like best?

It provides a robust and reliable DNS management solution, it provides much more functionality than something like WHM.

What do you dislike?

It's a complex beast. There is a lot that you can do with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Route53 is a fairly technical product, if you're doing basic things with DNS on a simple website you might be better off with WHM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I specifically required Route53 as it provided the ability to automatically create A names on the fly.

Amazon Route 53 review by Jake P.
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"Great experience and entails nicely with other AWS products, tutorial is there"

What do you like best?

I really enjoy that amazon makes it a point to set up a tutorial for using this. it helps that many others use this as well.

What do you dislike?

They don't disclose how much each thing cost to setup and you get a bill at the end of the month explaining it then.

Recommendations to others considering the product

naaa

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Help us setup our dns servers and our email servers. Super easy to do

Amazon Route 53 review by Jay P.
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"Easy to use and full featured"

What do you like best?

I can manage my domains quite easily and in any way I need to. I can manage all types of records and aliases, which is super convenient.

What do you dislike?

We use Lightsail to deploy temporary testing sites and would love to be able to manage the dns for these sites in Route 53

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We almost exclusively use Amazon Route 53 to manage all of our domains for applications deployed to AWS. Route 53 makes it convenient to manage our domains without having to leave AWS.

Amazon Route 53 review by Robert R.
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"Centralizes most DNS for my company"

What do you like best?

After the zones have been added to route 53, DNS management for our external DNS entries are a lot easier than our previous process.

What do you dislike?

My experience in using Route 53 is very limited as the main CCoE team migrated a large amount of our DNS resources to Route 53.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The procedure for updating our external DNS records have been very tedious as it required code review and approval before being published. now even updating spf and A records is a lot easier.

Amazon Route 53 review by Executive Sponsor in Construction
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"DNS for engineers"

What do you like best?

Route 53, unlike other domain registrars/DNS providers, presents a concise, responsive interface for domain registration and DNS management. The interface isn't cluttered with upsell offers. Even if you don't use AWS for anything else, managing registrations and DNS itself is worth moving here.

What do you dislike?

AWS' security / IAM model is a little complex if you're just using it for Route 53, but domain registration and DNS are functions warrant extra security,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Domain registrations are generally as low or lower than other providers. DNS pricing, while not included/free, is extremely inexpensive. Our business of 250 people pays less than $5/month.

Amazon Route 53 review by Mark W.
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"Incredibly easy to use and configure"

What do you like best?

Route 53 is well documented and very easy to use. The newly skinned AWS console means it's easy to locate within the other AWS products. Management of records is simple and straight-forward

What do you dislike?

Would be beneficial if the docs had a few more examples of configurations. If you're not familiar with DNS, it can be tricky to setup records correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Select this product, if not for itself but for the other AWS applications

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this service for DNS management. Without this product being hosted on AWS we wouldn't be able to administrate our infrastructure all in oneplace.

Amazon Route 53 review by Joe A.
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"The DNS system you deserve"

What do you like best?

Route 53 offers all the features you need and most of the features you want for very reasonable prices.

What do you dislike?

I would like a few more options in terms of routing decisions that aren't really expensive especially if you're not using an alb/elb

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to quickly and dynamically update records when we spin up new domains or need to migrate domains to new locations. Updating records is extremely fast across the globe.

Amazon Route 53 review by Anthony F.
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"Route 53 is as a gateway is amazing!"

What do you like best?

I really love how you can create and manage all of your load balancers from one central location. I dont have to worry about remembering multiple logins to manage my endpoints.

What do you dislike?

It is not made very clear how to get everything to work together, even following amazon guides dont really help make it any easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to control access to multiple services thru one easy to use interface.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Route53 makes DNS management a breeze"

What do you like best?

I like that Route53 makes it easy for me to manage multiple domains

What do you dislike?

it can be hard to identify ALL the DNS names that point to a single IP Address.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Route53 to create custom DNS names for different projects, even if they end up resolving to the same host. This allows customers to bookmark specific URLs, but gives us the flexibility to reallocate machines as required.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Best DNS Ever"

What do you like best?

Route 53 does a great job of combining ease of management with overall flexibility of the solution. You can accomplish basic tasks very easily, but you can also dig in and do really complex and really cool things like geographic DNS, load balancing, etc.

What do you dislike?

There's really nothing I dislike about Route 53.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic DNS hosting for a web site and e-mail relaying.

Amazon Route 53 review by Justin W.
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"AWS R53 is super easy service."

What do you like best?

I like the easy management of the DNS entries. Both in working with private and public zones are really easy and manageable.

What do you dislike?

The only inconvinience I have seen is the inability to search accross multiple zones. But this is understandable and probably for the best.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not having to host our own DNS is our best use of it. It is easialy manageable.

Amazon Route 53 review by Executive Sponsor in Government Administration
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"Flexible Hosted DNS - Save Time, Instant ROI"

What do you like best?

The flexibility and integration with other Amazon AWS services is great. It gives us full control of our DNS with minimal effort. Reliability and availability have been solid for the last three years that we have hosted our domains on Route 53. Although the service isn't free, it's cheap enough that it might as well be.

What do you dislike?

While the service is rock solid there are a couple downsides. Amazon tends to be really slow in rolling out features that tie their services together. For example, there was no option to point to an EB instance to the fault-tolerant second layer hostname for nearly 2 years after EB was available, which forced us to come up with creative work arounds that caused issues later down the road.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have the need for more complex DNS configurations, especially for mailing, Route 53 fits the bill.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Route 53 to host our DNS entries for our entire company. Host entries for our web servers and MX entries to our mail servers are all there. We have experienced no problems whatsoever.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Route 53 honest review"

What do you like best?

Route 53 has a nice easy to use UI. everything need is right in front of you. the abilty to have a single pane of glass for internal records as well as exteranl records it extremely helpful.

What do you dislike?

One of the negitives I have with route 53 is the inabiltiy to use the same nameservers for our domains. with our registar we have options to steamline some of our internal processes that not being able to use the same group of nameservers hinders.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Us using route 53 is getting us one step closer to our cloud first goal.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"R53 ... it just works"

What do you like best?

Integration with the various LBs and other AWS services is fantastic.

What do you dislike?

Lack of ability to easily export BIND-compatible zone files ... but I understand that’s because of the aforementioned weirdness that has to happen to allow integration with LBs and other AWS products.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it. The only potential downside is that there isn’t a native way to export your data in a standard format, but massaging the JSON into something BIND-compatible is pretty trivial so it’s not a deal-breaker.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We moved to R53 to avoid downtime due to DDoS attacks against our previous providers.

Amazon Route 53 review by Willie O.
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"Integrated DNS server"

What do you like best?

Integration within the AWS ecosystem, ease of configuring new entries.

What do you dislike?

You at least initially had to prefix C-name records with a period, which seemed odd to me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Map internal IP addresses to logical domain names. We're able to spin up new services using CloudFormation and have the DNS updated to the new machines. Super easy.

Amazon Route 53 review by wang j.
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"LBR and GBR"

What do you like best?

The health check feature make the HA work better, and can avoid every instance failed.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the GBR doesn't work well because sometimes it is based to the DNS server

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our services are deployed in all AWS regions and both GBR and LBR are used, we also use the health check to check each line

Amazon Route 53 review by Leonardo E.
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"Easy to use and deploy "

What do you like best?

The high availability of this service and all the features available.

What do you dislike?

before the last update didn't like the lack of internal dns resolution, but now is fixed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just use it and play with it, it will be fun, something you cannot do with other vendors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Global high availability for web services and DR

Amazon Route 53 review by Antonin L.
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"A great way to manage you DNS names"

What do you like best?

the flexibly of edition,

the rapidity of the dos propagation (less than 10mn)

What do you dislike?

the interface can be hard to read and some error messages can be confusing

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are looking for a good, fast and centralized in configuration

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

all the DNS name are centralized in one place and it's really easy to manage

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator in Financial Services
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"Using Route 53 to manage company public domain and private network connection. "

What do you like best?

Easy UI; fast change; reliable service. We do need to purchase another software or set up our own DNS server to manage DNS.

What do you dislike?

private host zone does not support name server.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Route 53 provides the opportunity for us to invest more in AWS infrastructure and expend AWS network features utilization. Now we can easily deploy VPCs in different region and set up the DNS managements in minutes.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Easy to use - difficult to leave"

What do you like best?

Interface is super easy to use. Provides all basic DNS services on an extremely robust wide available network.

What do you dislike?

Some advanced DNS features such as Alias records are not straightforward or possible with Route53.

Cannot export records if you need to move to another DNS provider.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for simple DNS requirements! Need to add ability to export records like nearly all other providers do today. Need simpler way to provide Alias type records for CNAME of domain roots.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNS service. IT provides very low TTL values which is great.

Amazon Route 53 review by Marking C.
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"best dns ever"

What do you like best?

ill be using amazon route 53 the last 3 years and is amazing and very easy to use. ill recomend 100%

What do you dislike?

nothing really, its very easy to use and we dont have any issues with it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

yes, we are able to integrate all our domain names in the same place

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"route 53 makes DNS management a breeze"

What do you like best?

It's very intuitive to use. setting weighted routing rules is very helpful

What do you dislike?

there is nothing about this product to dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we manage our domains through this tool. we create cname records for almost all our servers so developers and QA can quickly and easily access any server they want.

Amazon Route 53 review by Evandro S.
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"Easy and simple tool for DNS"

What do you like best?

I like the api and the internal DNS for VPC

What do you dislike?

The only way to configure is using IP or DNS. I miss the possibility of configure a DNS with a EC2 ID

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd like to configure a domain name using a Instance ID.

Today, I need a script on instance boot up to configure the new IP to the Route 53.

PS: I avoid to use the Elastic IP

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Name resolution on internet and on my internal VPC network

Amazon Route 53 review by Spencer S.
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"One of the best DNS tools on the market"

What do you like best?

Easy to setup new domains. Weighted round robin, health checks, etc. Aliases to services and S3 buckets.

What do you dislike?

Would love to be able to do 301 redirects inside route 53 (or a different managed service).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNS routing. Being able to set TTL per route is great.

Amazon Route 53 review by Mike B.
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"Route 53"

What do you like best?

Simple and straight forward. I am a beginner when it comes to Cloud Computing and networking and this was a very simple service to grasp.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything of hand. I primarily use it for DNS for a simple serverless website

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNS routing

Amazon Route 53 review by Evan W.
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"Fairly straightforward and easy to use"

What do you like best?

Amazon's Route 53 has ease of setup and simplicity with good features. The user interface is a big factor in configuration and there is easy contact with staff for complex issues.

What do you dislike?

Restrictions involve the notion of routing tables that are not intuitive to design and have no way of importing a template. The link to VPCs is restrictive.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving routing solutions to and from the Amazon EC2 cloud. It lowers overall total cost of ownership and reduces IT complexity in hosting our own in-house solutions.

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"DNS Make it easy!"

What do you like best?

The easy way to get a domain name, set A, CNAMES and ALIAS records all in one platform. Also theres a cool section for the health check zones

What do you dislike?

That the service still don't have it's own metrics, it's hard to someone who doesn't want to use vpc or agents to analize the info from the dns records such as request or traffic.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do health checks and divide your dns records with nomeclature.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Endpoints, production/staging environment, subdomain testings, etcetera.

Amazon Route 53 review by Nick S.
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"Absolute best domain manager "

What do you like best?

I love the easy and informative UI. I also love the fact that you can quickly tie things to other amazon resources.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, nothing. I can’t complain about anything.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized location of all tech management including my routing.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Route 53 for internal and external resolutions"

What do you like best?

Seamless integration with other AWS services like Lambda, ALB etc. DNS defined names for resources makes it easy to group, organize and manage. The service provides both private and public DNS names.

What do you dislike?

I liked the service. Dont know anything I dont like about the service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Route 53 can be a good for having as primary/backup for zones, so that if the primary provider is down, the DNS will be unaffected by pointing to secondary provider.

Amazon Route 53 review by robert t.
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"use with ec2 instance"

What do you like best?

ease to supply SSL certs and deploy DNS, I don't think this needs to be 40 characters minimum

What do you dislike?

none. Also don't feel this needs to be 40 characters minimum

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

automate DNS and SSL certs

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator in Human Resources
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"Great value with the features that I need"

What do you like best?

It's a straightforward service that is rock solid and does everything that I need. I've evaluated other DNS services but they just didn't offer the value that Route 53 does.

What do you dislike?

Nothing in the past couple of years has been a problem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DNS, load balancing.

Amazon Route 53 review by User
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"Route 53"

What do you like best?

It is a managed DNS service and bypasses many common maintenance tasks of traditional DNS services.

What do you dislike?

That you can not forward to an on-premises DNS server and you can't have and on-premises DNS server query it. I realize there is a new feature called responder or something but it won't be in govcloud for a long time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running DNS in our aws envrionments without having to setup DNS infrastructure

Amazon Route 53 review by Anton E.
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"being able to use route53 in vpc with private dns "

What do you like best?

being able to use route 53 interal in VPC with private domain names

What do you dislike?

not being able to use credits to purchase domain names

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using various internal domain names in private vpc

Amazon Route 53 review by Benyamin D.
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"review"

What do you like best?

the service has a great set of features, while still being simple to use and operate.

What do you dislike?

the service lacks many features, for example in the field of dnssec.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

dns service

Amazon Route 53 review by Stuart H.
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"Brief"

What do you like best?

Easy of use. Setup, support, modify, removing hosts.

What do you dislike?

Honestly can't think of anything, not trying to be difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Name resolution and routing for our non-University hosts and aliases

Amazon Route 53 review by chethan k.
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"Amazing"

What do you like best?

mapping dns is simplified, all the elbs are mapped very esaily

What do you dislike?

the records will take some time to update

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

using dns for many of our indiviual servies

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"DNS is harder tan it look"

What do you like best?

DNS has a bunch of nigglly little details which can be hazadous to an enviroment when things go south. R53 keep it simple and managable

What do you dislike?

The lack of support for SSH finger print records is a obvious and clear ommistion

IAM policy support for per-record permissions

record life cycle managment tied to a EC2 instance life-cycle

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

R53 / DNS is required for any organization

Amazon Route 53 review by User in Computer Software
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"Gets the job done"

What do you like best?

It's as easy as any other DNS provider, and integrates with the rest of the Amazon products nicely. If you're using the rest of the Amazon suite for development, it makes sense to stick with it.

What do you dislike?

The actual user interface is clunky and leaves me guessing that I'm doing the wrong thing. Could use an update. Also doesn't always make clear what you're paying for - had unexpected charges later on

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing and centralizing DNS names

Amazon Route 53 review by Nicolas P.
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"Easy dns "

What do you like best?

How simple it is to use and how well the api around it is powerful.

What do you dislike?

Failover strategy in other cloud provider

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Failover strategy between 2 regions

Amazon Route 53 review by Internal Consultant
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"Easy to use and manage"

What do you like best?

Simply the fact that AWS has this to expose applications to external world easily

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I can think of for route 53

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for two (or more) applications which we host in AWS to make it public. One of them is like evaluation tool, and having route 53 made it so easy to expose it to all our customers

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Simple, Effective, and reliable"

What do you like best?

Route53 is always up (100% SLA) and meets all the complex requirements for accomplishing our DNS routing goals.

What do you dislike?

Route53 service does not release new features as often and the console is a bit "outdated" for Route53.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We deploy a complex API Gateway solution that requires us to route traffic in many different ways which we are able to accomplish with Route53.

Amazon Route 53 review by User
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"R53 works as advertised"

What do you like best?

It's full of features and is highly reliable.

What do you dislike?

The web interface could use some love - but that's true of the AWS console in general.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't go half-way - use it for all your DNS needs because otherwise it's a nightmare to manage,.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving from self-hosted DNS servers to R53 saved us a bunch of headache on the ops side.

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