AWS offers many services used for web development like servers, databases, and networking configuration. If you’re new to using AWS it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at first by all that it can offer, but we’ll walk through the exact steps needed to create a custom domain name.

After logging into your account, you’ll land on the AWS console. The console displays the many different services we mentioned earlier.

In this lesson we’re going to focus on a service called “Route 53,” under the “Networking” category. Route 53 can be used to purchase domain names and create DNS records.


  1. Log into your AWS account.
  2. In the AWS console, click on “Route 53” located under the “Networking” title.
  3. On the next page, click on the “Get Started Now” button under the “Domain Registration” section.
  4. On the next page, locate the two buttons at the top of the page. Click on the button titled “Register Domain.”

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