I'm trying to get my godaddy.com domain name pointed to my Amazon EC2 instance and am having some difficulty.
I created a hosted zone for my domain name on route 54 and set the namesevers up as the "delegation set" servers mentioned on Route 53 (ns-xxx.awsdns-xx.net, etc). But despite that it's not working.
One thing I'm wondering is... do I need to associate the domain name / zone to a particular EC2 instance or EC2 elastic IP? If so I don't know how to do that.
Make sure the A-record of your DNS is pointing to the public-facing IP address of your server.
Generally you'll get three columns:
Using the @ symbol for your hostname will allow users to get to your site via
http://domain.com. If you want
http://www.domain.com, you will have to set up another record with
www as the Host Name.
To check propagation, as well as making sure the record points to the proper address, you can use tools such as http://www.whatsmydns.net/
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