Amazon Route 53 is a scalable and highly available Domain Name System (DNS) web service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to route end-user requests to globally distributed endpoints, such as web applications or resources, and effectively connects user requests to the corresponding AWS resources.
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Route 53 allows you to register new domain names or transfer existing ones. Route 53 can also be used with domains registered in a different domain register.
It serves as a fully managed and highly reliable DNS service, translating human-readable domain names into IP addresses that can be understood by computers.
Route 53 Resolver answers DNS queries within a virtual private cloud (VPC) and to the public Internet. It supports both public and private (internal) hosted zones. This segregation helps maintain security and proper server hostname practices.
Route 53 supports DNSSEC to enhance the security of DNS data and prevent malicious activities, such as DNS spoofing.
Route 53 enables health checks for AWS resources, such as EC2 instances or load balancers, and automatically reroutes traffic to healthy endpoints in case of detected issues.
It supports traffic management through features like weighted routing, latency-based routing, and geolocation routing, allowing traffic distribution across different endpoints based on various criteria.
Route 53 seamlessly integrates with other AWS services, such as Amazon S3, CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and more, facilitating the management of DNS records for these resources.
Route 53 operates on a global anycast network, ensuring low-latency and high-performance DNS responses by serving DNS requests from the nearest geographically distributed location.
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