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Configuring White-Label Name Servers with AWS Route53

Create a Route 53 reusable delegation set

aws route53 create-reusable-delegation-set --caller-reference ns-example-com

Output:

{
    "Location": "https://route53.amazonaws.com/2013-04-01/delegationset/N3PIG1YNLUZGKS",
    "DelegationSet": {
        "Id": "/delegationset/N3PIG1YNLUZGKS",
        "CallerReference": "ns-example-com",
        "NameServers": [
            "ns-30.awsdns-03.com",
            "ns-1037.awsdns-01.org",
            "ns-1693.awsdns-19.co.uk",
            "ns-673.awsdns-20.net"
        ]
    }
}

Note down the delegation set ID:

/delegationset/N3PIG1YNLUZGKS

Get IP of delegated name servers

dig +short ns-30.awsdns-03.com
dig +short ns-1037.awsdns-01.org
dig +short ns-1693.awsdns-19.co.uk
dig +short ns-673.awsdns-20.net
dig AAAA +short ns-30.awsdns-03.com
dig AAAA +short ns-1037.awsdns-01.org
dig AAAA +short ns-1693.awsdns-19.co.uk
dig AAAA +short ns-673.awsdns-20.net

Then add these records with your domain registrar and in your current DNS providers. Set TTL to 60s.

Create new zone with white-label name servers

aws route53 create-hosted-zone --caller-reference example-tld --name example.tld --delegation-set-id /delegationset/N3PIG1YNLUZGKS

Output:

{
    "Location": "https://route53.amazonaws.com/2013-04-01/hostedzone/Z7RED47DZVVWP",
    "HostedZone": {
        "Id": "/hostedzone/Z7RED47DZVVWP",
        "Name": "example.tld.",
        "CallerReference": "example-tld",
        "Config": {
            "PrivateZone": false
        },
        "ResourceRecordSetCount": 2
    },
    "ChangeInfo": {
        "Id": "/change/C2IAGSQG1G1LCZ",
        "Status": "PENDING",
        "SubmittedAt": "2019-03-10T13:10:53.358Z"
    },
    "DelegationSet": {
        "Id": "/delegationset/N3PIG1YNLUZGKS",
        "CallerReference": "ns-example-com",
        "NameServers": [
            "ns-30.awsdns-03.com",
            "ns-1037.awsdns-01.org",
            "ns-1693.awsdns-19.co.uk",
            "ns-673.awsdns-20.net"
        ]
    }
}

Update NS and SOA records

Prepare to change name servers, first lower TTL for the following records:

  • NS records: 172800 to 60 seconds
  • SOA record: 900 to 60 seconds