Route 53 and AWS go hand in hand
Updated February 24, 2022

Route 53 and AWS go hand in hand

Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Route 53

Route 53 is used as our primary Domain Name Service (DNS) which exposes our products to our users online. Unlike other DNS providers, Route 53 is specialized to work within Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make exposing endpoints across services as seamless as possible. Route 53 also helps quickly switch routing for our red/green deployments making sure our customers have a great experience when using our services during updates.
  • Domain Name Services
  • High Availability
  • Working with AWS Services
  • Each DNS provider has its own look/feel, Route 53 does take some time to fully understand
  • Understanding which services can be referenced from Route53 in different scenarios (best practices)
  • Ability to import Zone files from other sources more easily
  • Domain Name Services
  • Service Routing
  • Speed to replicate changes
  • Improved Reliability
  • Made Red/Green deployments a possibility
  • Improved our lookup time for our website
When working with AWS, Route 53 is hands down the better solution. If you live in GCP, then Google Cloud DNS is the way to go. GoDaddy is more of a consumer-facing product and is perfectly fine when Services are not being utilized in any Cloud Environment. Eventually, all of our DNS ends up in AWS or GCP...

Do you think Amazon Route 53 delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon Route 53's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Route 53 live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon Route 53 go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Route 53 again?

Yes

If you provide services on the internet and those services are hosted in Amazon Web Services then Route 53 is the right solution for you. If you host services on multiple providers it may be more difficult to manage your DNS solely through Route 53, but it is still possible. Route 53 is a great DNS provider all around!