Configuring DNS to Route Traffic
You can use Amazon Route 53 as your DNS service, so it routes Internet traffic to your website by translating friendly domain names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. When someone enters your domain name in a browser or sends you email, a DNS query is forwarded to Amazon Route 53, which responds with the appropriate value, for example, the IP address for the web server for example.com.
In this chapter, we explain how to configure Amazon Route 53 to route your Internet traffic to the right places. We also explain how to migrate DNS service to Amazon Route 53 if you're currently using another DNS service.