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How to assign your domain to your AWS using GoDaddy – Lil Assistance

How to assign your domain to your AWS using GoDaddy

by | Sep 17, 2022

🎯 What’s the goal?
Assign your domain to your AWS Hosting account.
⚠️ Why does it matter?
So your domain name redirects to the server hosting your website.
🏁 What’s the result?
Your domain name points to your AWS account.
⌚ When do you do this?
Ideally as soon you put your website online, only once.
βœ… Any special requirements?
You need to have your own domain name (SOP005) and AWS Server.
πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈWho should do it?
Owner of the website or the person in charge of managing it.

πŸ‘‰ Where this is done: On godaddy.com and in Amazon Web Services Admin Console.

⏳ How long will this take? about 15 minutes.

 Let’s get started, in 15-min you will be able to access your website not using its IP address but with its unique domain name.

Environment setup:

  • We recommend that you use Google Chrome browser to navigate the web.
  • Access to your Amazon Web Services Admin Panel,
  • Access to your GoDaddy account.

Creating a Hosted Zone for your AWS server

  • Sign in to your account.
  • Now you are on the β€œAWS Management Console”.
  • Click on β€œRoute 53” under β€œNetworking & Content Delivery” section.
  • Click on β€œGet started now” under β€œDNS management”.
  • Then choose β€œCreate Hosted Zone”.
  • Click on β€œCreate Hosted Zone” in the new window that appeared.
  • Start off with typing in your β€œDomain Name”.

You can add a β€œComment” if you want to

  • Set β€œType” to β€œPublic Hosted Zone”.
  • Then click on β€œCreate”.
  • You will be presented with a list of β€œRecord sets” you have just created. Click on β€œCreate Record Set” as you have to create one more record.
  • Put β€œwww” in the β€œName” box(1), set β€œType” to β€œA – IPv4 address”(2). Set β€œTTL”(3) to β€œ300”. In the next step, we will show you where you will find your IP address to put into the β€œValue” box(4).

Leave that tab open till the end of the proceedings

Getting your IP address from AWS

  • Open another tab in your web browser.
  • You should be automatically logged in to your account since it is opened in another tab.
  • Click on β€œEC2” under β€œCompute” section.
  • Then choose β€œInstances” under β€œInstances” section.
  • At the bottom of the page in the β€œDescription” tab, you will find your β€œIPv4 Public IP”. Copy it.
  • Go back to the other tab of your web browser where you are adding a record and paste your IP address into the β€œValue” box.
  • When you fill all the required boxes…
  • …Click on β€œCreate”.
  • You have successfully added an β€œA” type record.
  • And there are your β€œNameservers” (you can determine that by β€œNS” Type). Write them down as you will have to put those β€œNameservers” in your GoDaddy DNS settings.

Changing GoDaddy nameservers

  • Go to GoDaddy.com and log in to your account.
  • Click on β€œSign In”.
  • Enter your account data and press on β€œSign In” or choose to sign in with β€œGoogle” if you used it to create an account on GoDaddy.com.
  • After you sign in you should see the domain that you bought. Click on β€œDNS” to access DNS settings.
  • Now you should see the β€œNameservers” page. Click on β€œChange”.
  • Then β€œEnter my own nameservers (advanced)”.
  • Choose β€œI’ll use my own nameservers”.
  • Now you should see two boxes called β€œNameserver 1” and β€œNameserver 2”. 
  • Now you need to enter β€œNameservers”, you write down from your β€œHosted Zone” of AWS Account. Simply put first of them in the β€œNameserver 1” box and the second one in the β€œNameserver 2” box.
  • If there is no box for the rest of β€œNameservers” click on β€œAdd Nameserver” and it will add another box.
  • Click on β€œSave” after you add all β€œNameservers”.
  • Reload the page.
  • Now try to go to your domain by typing it on the internet browser.

You’re all set now and your audience can finally access your website using its own unique domain name. This is a major step in building your online brand.

How to assign your domain to your AWS using GoDaddy

🎯 What’s the goal?Assign your domain to your AWS Hosting account. ⚠️ Why does it matter?So your domain name redirects to the server hosting your website. 🏁 What’s the result?Your domain name points to your AWS account. ⌚ When do you do this?Ideally as soon you put your website online, only once. βœ… Any special […]
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