Amazon Route 53
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-04-01)

Configuring DNS Routing for a New Domain

When you register a domain with Route 53, we automatically make Route 53 the DNS service for the domain. Route 53 creates a hosted zone that has the same name as the domain, assigns four name servers to the hosted zone, and updates the domain to use those name servers.

To specify how you want Route 53 to route internet traffic for the domain, you create records in the hosted zone. For example, if you want to route requests for example.com to a web server that's running on an Amazon EC2 instance, you create a record in the example.com hosted zone, and you specify the Elastic IP address for the EC2 instance. For more information, see the following topics: