Connecting your AWS Route 53 Domain

Subscription note

If you're not on a paying plan you will not receive SSL or Root Domain Redirection. Due to this, you'll only see one DNS record.

This document has a prerequisite

You'll need to already have completed the steps in our custom domain configuration document.

With the 1-3 records you have within your Unstack settings page, you'll follow these steps.

Here's a run-down of how we'll reference these records in a human-friendly way throughout this document:

Record Name Record Type Record Description
WWW Record CNAME This record has a HOST of "www" and is named the www record since it hosts/establishes the hosting of your domain.
Root Domain Record A Record This record has a HOST of either nothing (blank) or "@" depending on your host. Within GoDaddy, you'll use "@."
SSL Record CNAME This record has a HOST which begins with an underscore (_) you'll need to verify the HOST and VALUE are both correct.
  1. Login and go to the AWS Route 53 Dashboard and select the hosted zone (domain) you'd like to connect to Unstack.
  2. Navigate to the Records tab within the hosted zone, and for each record click the "Create record" button and add the record name, type, and value per the records in your Unstack account.
  3. Under Routing policy select Simple routing, and click Create records to save the record.

If you need help, please reference this document from Amazon Web Services and contact the AWS support team.


If a ___ record with that host already exists, that means that this host is already present as a DNS record within your AWS account. Unstack cannot advise on the deletion of records. (1) contact your technical manager for help in deleting the issue-causing record(s) or (2) contact AWS support for further help.

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