By Adrian | October 9, 2018
Finally. A domain attached to the blog. Thinking of a domain name is one thing, but ensuring its available is a whole other beast. As a technical person, sometimes creativity eludes me and with such a generic surname finding a name was a bit of a challenge.
To register a new domain was quite simple using the Route 53 console within AWS. The cost was USD $23 for a 1 year subscription and the wizard is quite easy to follow.
- Pick a domain name and ensure its available and add it to the cart
- Add the contact details
- Verify and Purchase
My linked aws credit card was billed instantly. Also don’t forget to enable domain privacy.
To link the domain to blog was also quite a simple process. First, access the Route 53 console. Navigate to “Hosted Zone” down the left and select the domain name.
Select “Create a record set” at the top of the screen
Enter in the record name. Keep the Type as “A – IPv4” and enter in the static IP address of the site in the value.
Once it was saved it didnt take long at all before I could access the blog via http://blog.agood.cloud
Now I still need to associate a SSL certificate, which will be the next thing to do.