Amazon Web Services introduced today new service – Amazon Route 53.
It is a highly available and scalable DNS service.
Route 53 is aimed to connect user requests Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure as well as to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.
With Route 53, you can create a “hosted zone” to add DNS records for a new domain or transfer DNS records for a domain you currently own.
By using AWS IAM with Route 53, you can control who in your organization can make changes to your DNS records.
Amazon Web Services plans to add additional integration features such as the ability to automatically tie your Amazon Elastic Load Balancer instances to a DNS name, and the ability to route your customers to the closest EC2 region.
Here are some key “selling points” for Route 53
- global network of DNS servers to respond to end users with low latency
- easy-to-use, self-service API
- Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee. No long-term contracts for using Route 53