AWS Cheat Sheet: Route53

This article presents key elements about Route 53.

Alias vs CNAME records

Criteria “cost”:

  • CNAME charges for CNAME requests.
  • Alias has no billing.

Criteria “pointing”:

  • CNAME can point to any hosted DNS record.
  • Alias can only point to a CloudFormation distribution, Beanstalk environment, ELB, S3 bucket or a record in the same hosted zone.



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