Adding DNS Records to Route53

Read First #

Several parts of this document are animated GIFs showing how to accomplish a task. When you scroll to them, you may be viewing them from the middle or end. Watch through them to see them start over.


Find DNS Records #

Step 1: Log in to Route53

https://console.aws.amazon.com/route53/v2/hostedzones#

Step 2: Locate and click on your domain

Delete Old MX Records #

Put a check in the box next to the current MX records, then click Delete. You can easily locate it by typing “Type: MX” in the filter/search box above the DNS records.

Locate MX Records #

Add MX Records #

Note that the records used in this example need to match the ones you located in the previous step, not necessarily the ones we used in the example.

Then click the orange “Define simple record” button.

Add SPF Record #

Then click the orange “Define simple record” button.

Add DKIM Record #

Note that the name is always:

x._domainkey

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjUr-HDjvOg

IMPORTANT: Notice we pick somewhere relatively in the middle of the string to add two quotation signs. This is understood by Route53 as splitting the record into two. Your position doesn’t have to be exact, it’s just that the string is too long by default for the DNS editor at Route53, and it needs to be split up to fit.