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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by eva2000, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    I just came across this in Amazon AWS documentation for Route 53 DNS management services they offer - the ability to use Amazon Route 53 DNS management only for subdomains of your domain while keeping the parent domain on your primary DNS nameservers/management provider !

    I use DNSMadeEasy for my important primary domains however their GeoDNS Global Traffic Director option costs an extra US$660/yr per domain which is too expensive for me. So with this I can test out subdomains on my domain using Amazon Route 53 for GeoDNS based queries!

    What is Amazon Route 53 ?



    Creating a Subdomain That Uses Amazon Route 53 without Migrating the Parent Domain

     
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    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Just tested this out on a subdomain and works perfectly :D

    hosted subdomain DNS record on Amazon AWS's Route 53 DNS service with GeoDNS based DNS direction via latency based queries routing (other routing options) to 4 different servers based in the following cities:
    • Atlanta
    • Seattle
    • Los Angeles
    • New Jersey
    One step closer to my custom SPDY SSL based private CDN service using Centmin Mod LEMP web stack :D

    Price wise using AWS Route 53 calculator would cost US$38.25/month for 25 hosted zones + 25 heathcheck/failovers & 10 million geo dns queries/month or US$459/yr. For a single hosted zone + 1 health check and 1 million geo dns queries/month would cost US$1.95/month or US$23.40/yr.

    While for DNSMadeEasy pricing with business plan at US$59.95/yr you get 25 domains, 10 million dns/queries/month with 3 failover sets included, with each additional failover at US$4.95 or 10 failover sets for US$45.95. So would need 22 additional failover sets for 2x 10 packs + 2x singles - 2x45.95 + 2x4.95 = US$101.80/yr. So base cost would be $59.95 + 101.80/yr = US$161.75/yr but that excludes GeoDNS which they call Global Traffic Director which costs US$660/yr per domain, so for 25 domains = 25x660 = US$16,500/yr. So total cost would be $161.75 + 16,500 = US$16,661.75/yr :eek:

    So being able to use Amazon Route 53 for subdomain only GeoDNS based DNS and keep parent domain on DNSMadeEasy is the best of both worlds :D :cool:

    Amazon Route 53 settings for Latency or Geolocation based DNS A record



    Latency based
    • US West (Northern California) Region us-west-1
    • US West (Oregon) Region us-west-2
    • US East (Northern Virginia) Region us-east-1
    • EU (Ireland) Region eu-west-1
    • Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region ap-northeast-1
    • Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region ap-southeast-1
    • Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region ap-southeast-2
    • South America (Sao Paulo) Region sa-east-1
    • China (Beijing) Region cn-north1
    subdomain_dns_amazon_route53_latency_00.png

    Geolocation

    subdomain_dns_amazon_route53_geolocation_00.png subdomain_dns_amazon_route53_geolocation_01.png

    DNSMadeEasy subdomain only Amazon Route 53 DNS nameservers

    subdomain_dns_amazon_route53_01.png

    Further reading:
     
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