When you have a registered domain name, your next task is to create and configure Amazon S3 buckets for website hosting and to upload your website content.
To support requests from both the root domain such as , you create two buckets. You configure the other bucket to redirect requests.
To switch to Amazon Route 53 as your DNS provider, contact your DNS provider and update the name server (NS) record to use the name servers in the delegation that you set in Amazon Route 53.
On your DNS provider's site, update the NS record with the delegation set values of the hosted zone as shown in the following Amazon Route 53 console screenshot.
To test the website, type the URL of the endpoint in your browser.
Your request is redirected, and the browser displays the index document for In the next step, you use Amazon Route 53 to enable customers to use all of the URLs to navigate to your site.
For more information, see (Optional) Configuring Web Traffic Logging.
In rare circumstances, propagation can take up to 30 minutes.
Before you switch to Amazon Route 53 as your DNS provider, you must transfer the remaining DNS records—including MX records, CNAME records, and A records—from your DNS provider to Amazon Route 53.
Instead of using IP addresses, the alias records use the Amazon S3 website endpoints.
Amazon Route 53 maintains a mapping between the alias records and the IP addresses where the S3 buckets reside.