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What is Amazon Route 53? A highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.

What is GoDaddy? The Web's largest hosting and domain registration provider. Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable.

Amazon Route 53 belongs to "DNS Management" category of the tech stack, while GoDaddy can be primarily classified under "Domain Registration".

Some of the features offered by Amazon Route 53 are:

  • Highly Available and Reliable – Route 53 is built using AWS’s highly available and reliable infrastructure. The distributed nature of our DNS servers helps ensure a consistent ability to route your end users to your application. Route 53 is designed to provide the level of dependability required by important applications. Amazon Route 53 is backed by the Amazon Route 53 Service Level Agreement.
  • Scalable – Route 53 is designed to automatically scale to handle very large query volumes without any intervention from you.
  • Designed for use with other Amazon Web Services – Route 53 is designed to work well with other AWS features and offerings. You can use Route 53 to map domain names to your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon S3 buckets, Amazon CloudFront distributions, and other AWS resources. By using the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service with Route 53, you get fine grained control over who can update your DNS data. You can use Route 53 to map your zone apex (example.com versus www.example.com) to your Elastic Load Balancing instance or Amazon S3 website bucket using a feature called Alias record.

On the other hand, GoDaddy provides the following key features:

  • Private Registration- Keeps your personal information private, protecting you from spam, scams and worse.
  • GeoDomainMap Tool- Quickly search for and register all the available domain names for a particular area or region (e.g. CedarRapidsCreativeWriters.com).
  • Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)- Register .COM, .NET, .ORG and other popular domain names in any one of over 100 native languages, ranging from Afrikaans to Vietnamese. Search using English or native character sets.

"High-availability" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Route 53 over the competitors, whereas "Flexible payment methods for domains " was stated as the key factor in picking GoDaddy.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon Route 53 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1420 company stacks & 482 developers stacks; compared to GoDaddy, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 29 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon Route 53?

Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS.

What is GoDaddy?

Go Daddy makes registering Domain Names fast, simple, and affordable
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What are some alternatives to Amazon Route 53 and GoDaddy?
Google Cloud DNS
Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers.
CloudFlare
Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
Google Domains
It is a domain registration service which includes top website builders. The privacy is included at no additional cost. It also includes simple domain management tools.
Amazon S3
Amazon Simple Storage Service provides a fully redundant data storage infrastructure for storing and retrieving any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web
Namecheap
We provide a set of DNS servers spread across the US and Europe to deliver highly reliable DNS services to everyone. By choosing Namecheap.com as your domain registrar, you are choosing a highly reputable and reliable partner. Namecheap.com is rated 4.6 out of 5 - Based on 1,395 reviews via Google Checkout
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Volkan Özçelik uses Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53

Since most of zerotoherojs.com infrastructure is on AWS, Route53 is the obvious DNS of choice.

I’m also considering CloudFlare, but haven’t decided the pros and cons of migrating yet.

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Goyoboard uses Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53

We utilize it as main DNS for fron-tend servers, Dynamic DNS for internal VPCS and simple signal flag storage for autoscaled instances

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Promethean TV uses Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53

PrometheanTV utilizes the Amazon Route 53 service to manage various domains utilized by the products and services.

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Bùi Thanh uses Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53
  • DNS registration.
  • DNS routing for private/local in VPC.
  • DNS HA/Load balancing.
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Aquarius Logics uses Amazon Route 53Amazon Route 53

Amazon AWS Domain Name Services. The logical choice for AWS hosted web sites.

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Ana Phi Sancho uses GoDaddyGoDaddy

domain registration.

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