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Using Amazons Route 53 to point a domain name at a ES2 cloud server

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I have an Amazon ES2 virtual server. The url is http://ec2-XX-XX-XXX-XXX.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com/.

In Amazon's Route 53 I have entered a registered domain,  XXXX.biz. How can I point the registered domain at my amazon url? I would like to use a simple url that I can remember.
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Aaron Tomosky earned 250 total points
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The proper way is to Create an "A record" with the IP address of the server and your new xxxxx.biz

If you have multiple websites on the same server then you start making cname records, think of these like an alias.
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One special feature Route 53 provides that is specific to AWS is Alias Records. Instead of an IP address, an alias resource record can, for instance, point directly to a CloudFront distribution, ELB load balancer, or Amazon S3 bucket. This way, even if the IP addresses of the underlying resources should change, traffic will still be sent to the correct endpoint.
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