Amazon Route 53 - AWS GovCloud (US)

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. In the AWS GovCloud (US), you can use Route 53 private DNS and health checking.

How Amazon Route 53 Differs for AWS GovCloud (US)

Private Hosted Zones

  • You can create private hosted zones in the AWS GovCloud (US). In general, the functionality is the same as for private hosted zones in the global version of Route 53. However, you can create alias records only when the alias target is another record in the same hosted zone. To route traffic to another AWS resource, such as an ELB load balancer or an S3 bucket, you can use a CNAME record instead of an alias record unless you're creating a record at the zone apex.

Health Checking

  • You can create health checks that monitor endpoints in the AWS GovCloud, and you can create health checks that monitor the status of other health checks.

  • Route 53 doesn't support creating health checks that monitor the status of CloudWatch alarms in the AWS GovCloud.

  • As in other AWS Regions, if you create a health check that monitors an endpoint in the AWS GovCloud, you must make the endpoint available on the public internet. Route 53 health checkers send health checking requests over the public internet.

  • You can restrict access to your endpoints by whitelisting the IP addresses of Route 53 health checkers in the AWS GovCloud:







Documentation for Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data is ITAR permitted

Not applicable