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Fixing URL-based Redirect Errors for AWS Route 53 and S3

Many of the typical DNS providers offer what we call URL-based redirects. This is something where a 301 HTTP response is applied to the DNS query and an answer of a new DNS name is sent back in order to forward you to the new URL. This is not something that is natively available in AWS Route 53, but I’ve …

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Setting up a GitBook for a Custom Domain

If you haven’t already looked at the GitBook platform, you definitely should.  There are a number of very interesting ways that you can use this for creating easy-to-use documentation sites using simple markdown and the hosted platform.  SaaS FTW! Let’s view a simple way to add a custom domain name to an existing GitBook site.  For this example, I’m using: A …

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AWS Route53 Step-by-Step – Redirecting Domains GUI

While I’ve covered this one before with a specific two-step approach to do simple redirect.  This will repeat some of those steps with a new domain pointing to an alternate web site URL.  This is a real use-case example where I’ve bought a new domain that I want redirected to DiscoPosse.com as the target. Sample source zone:  EricWright.ca  Sample target …

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Simple HTTP Redirects Using AWS Route 53 and S3

Let’s just say that you want to create a redirect for a root domain while using Route 53 on Amazon Web Services.  Many of the popular domain registration and web hosting providers (e.g. GoDaddy, Domain.com, etc.) have baked in settings to redirect to another URL. In Route 53, there is no native way to do this, but luckily it’s a …