Amazon to provide DNS services with Route 53

6 Dec 2010

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a domain name system web service called Amazon Route 53, letting developers translate readable names into IP addresses.

A DNS system manages mapping between names and numbers. DNS services translates domain names to IP addresses to control which server a user will connect to when he or she enters the domain name.

Amazon Route 53 can be used to route users to multiple AWS services, such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, along with other non-AWS infrastructure.

The service lets users create, modify and delete DNS zone files from any of their domains. It propagates updates users make to their DNS records to Amazon’s global DNS servers “within 60 seconds under normal conditions.”

It allows users to place controls over who can manage their DNS systems with AWS Identity and Access Management integration.

The pricing is scalable and will depend on the number of queries the user’s domain receives.

Amazon Route 53 is currently available as a beta.