Amazon Route 53

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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 <span>Vahram D.</span>
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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 <span>Bruce A.</span>
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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?

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Amazon Route 53 review by <span>Natalia K.</span>
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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.

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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 <span>Dan O.</span>
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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 <span>Jake P.</span>
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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 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 <span>Mark W.</span>
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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 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 <span>Antonin L.</span>
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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 <span>Evandro S.</span>
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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 <span>Evan W.</span>
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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.

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 in Internet
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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 <span>Jonathan S.</span>
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"Lead Reliability Engineer"

What do you like best?

The ease of use of managing multiple domains

What do you dislike?

Organization of 1000s of CNAME's can make the UI messy

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

Global Traffic management and geo specific routing

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator
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"Moving from Dreamhost to AWS"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, incredibly simple interface, and highly customizable.

What do you dislike?

Monthly charges based on DNS entries instead of just pure registrar costs.

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

Hosting multiple domains.

Amazon Route 53 review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Best routing"

What do you like best?

Like all AWS services - simple and efficient

What do you dislike?

Can not find any cons. Just try by yourself

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just start using it

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

DNS management and domain registration

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