Route 53 records



I am trying to understand how records fields from my existing provider map into Route 53 records.

For example, I see the following in my existing provider:


In Route 53 Quick Create Record, do I just copy Name into Record Name, select Record type from the dropdown, and enter Value into Value field?

For example, in Quick Create Record, do I do the following?

Record name: @ (which makes it Record type: A Value: 208.97.x.x

Record name: @ (which makes it Record type: MX Value: 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

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asked 4 months ago69 views
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@ is a shorthand character in DNS zone files that references the root, or apex, of the zone. In your case, you would replace all instances of @ with the actual name of the zone,, so leave the Record Name field blank in the Route 53 Management Console as you will just be creating apex records. Using @ in Route 53 outside of importing a zone file will literally create records for that label which is not the desired functionality.

answered 4 months ago

Thank you! Just to clarify, if it is an @, I will leave the Record Name field blank. All others (ftp, mysql, ssh, www, mail), I will fill them in the Record Name field, is this accurate?

Also, do I keep the period at the end of values such as (1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.), ( when transferring them as values into Route 53 Record Name Value?

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answered 4 months ago

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