Add a custom domain managed by GoDaddy - AWS Amplify

Add a custom domain managed by GoDaddy

To add a custom domain managed by GoDaddy

  1. Follow steps one through six of the procedure Add a custom domain managed by a third-party DNS provider.

  2. Log in to your GoDaddy account.

  3. In your list of domains, find the domain to add and choose DNS. GoDaddy displays a list of records for your domain. You need to add two new CNAME records.

  4. Create the first CNAME record to point your subdomains to the Amplify domain.

    1. For Host, enter only the subdomain. For example, if your subdomain is www.example.com, enter www for Host.

    2. For Points to, look at your DNS records in the Amplify Console and then enter the value. If the Amplify Console displays the domain for your app as xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net, enter xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net for Points to.

      
                        Screenshot of the section for creating a CNAME record on the GoDaddy
                           website.
  5. Create the second CNAME record to point to the AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) validation server. A single validated ACM generates an SSL certificate for your domain.

    1. For Host, enter the subdomain.

      For example, if the DNS record in the Amplify Console for verifying ownership of your subdomain is _c3e2d7eaf1e656b73f46cd6980fdc0e.example.com, enter only _c3e2d7eaf1e656b73f46cd6980fdc0e for Host.

    2. For Points to, enter the ACM validation certificate.

      For example, if the validation server is _cjhwou20vhu2exampleuw20vuyb2ovb9.j9s73ucn9vy.acm-validations.aws , enter _cjhwou20vhu2exampleuw20vuyb2ovb9.j9s73ucn9vy.acm-validations.aws for Points to.

      
                        Screenshot of the section for creating a CNAME record on the GoDaddy
                           website.
  6. GoDaddy doesn’t support ANAME/ALIAS records. For DNS providers that do not have ANAME/ALIAS support, we strongly recommend migrating your DNS to Amazon Route 53. For more information, see Configuring Amazon Route 53 as your DNS service.

    If you want to keep GoDaddy as your provider and update the root domain, add Forwarding and set up a domain forward:

    1. Scroll down to the bottom of the DNS Management page to find the Forwarding box.

    2. For Forward to, choose http://, and then enter the name of your subdomain to foward to (for example, www.example.com).

    3. For Forward Type, choose Temporary (302).

    4. For Settings, choose Forward only.

    
                  Screenshot of the Forwarding pane on GoDaddy website.