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Amazon Route 53

With Amazon Route 53, one can create and manage public DNS records. Using the easy to use and simple web interface it lets you get started in minutes. One can provide controlled access to the hosted zone by using the AWS IAM service. IAM can be used to control who in the team can create and make changes to your DNS records.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

NS1 is great for high performance or geographically load balanced DNS needs for an enterprise product. The variety of different services and integrations make the product highly configurable and the great monitoring systems, including integrations with PagerDuty, etc., allow for an operation to easily watch for issues. NS1 is overkill for flat, easy to define, and static DNS solutions that won't use all of its advanced features.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Route 53

  • Route53's UI is quite simple and can be understood and manipulated within minutes of introduction.
  • Route53 is globally scalable and customizable, allowing you to set intuitive fail overs and routing based on latency, location, random, or set policies.
  • With AWS-hosted infrastructure, Route53 allows for a special set of alias records with extended privileges to simplify your DNS solution.
Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

  • Excellent uptime and performance, allowing for consistent and fast resolution
  • A strong customer-focused feature set that continually evolves
  • Excellent API support and infrastructure as code support through Terraform
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Route 53

  • Price, it is not expensive ... but you can find some cheaper and even free DNS solutions.
  • If you use non-AWS infrastructure, Route 53 doesn't have significant advantages on other services.
  • AWS Route 53 does not support forwarding or conditional forwarding options for domains used on an on-premise network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

  • Terraform provider has bugs and NS1 is relying on a new release of Terraform (0.12) to fix the issues
  • Expensive
  • Some difficulty getting live customer support
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Amazon Route 53 is designed well, with individual domains easily configurable, and with the current state available at a glance. The UI does have scaling issues, but they are at scales most companies will not encounter. The tooling surrounding Route 53 in AWS is very good and makes use of Route 53 for many features.
Matthew Lauber | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

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Support Rating

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 8.5
Based on 9 answers
The product is simple enough that the docs and the UI stand on their own. Its one of the least confusing (/most intuitive) AWS products. As with all Amazon products, don't expect strong email or human support-- you're going to be using their documentation. If you need a human to guide you through the DNS process, you should consider a tool like CloudFlare or NameCheap; if you're a developer, Route53 is where you want to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Route 53

GoDaddy is fine if you just want to have a domain and set up a few simple records. But if part of your business is transferring domains and constantly updating records for new websites, email changes, and security, then a registrar-based DNS service just won't cut it. Route 53 has the tools for an advanced user who wants more control to avoid pitfalls of transfer downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

The primary comparison was between NS1 and Route 53. The more advanced features and better performance of NS1 made the choice clear. Also, moving some services to a different vendor prevents vendor lock-in. Route 53 has great features and is easy to configure as well as a Terraform provider support for infrastructure as code practices, but the performance of NS1 was much better.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Route 53

  • Kept our domains running, no issues with downtime or affecting our end customers.
  • Enabled us to save time running static websites via routing a domain to an S3 Bucket.
  • With various time to live settings, we're able to make DNS changes and have them go live pretty quickly.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

NS1

  • Improvement in uptime and resolution times
  • Expensive
  • Helps to continue our move to complete infrastructure as code
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Route 53

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Route 53 Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$0.401
Queries$0.602
  1. Per Zone Per Month
  2. Per Million Queries
Additional Pricing Details

NS1

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

NS1 Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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