Lightsail CDN Tutorial: How-To Use Route 53 to create Alias records for Root Domains

In this video I will show you how to point root domains to your Lightsail CDN service.

If you have followed my previous videos on setting up Lightsail CDN you know that the when you create a CDN, Lightsail assigns a domain name; something that starts with

If you want to point your own domain to this based domain you have to create CNAME records however many DNS hosting providers or domain registrars do not allow creating CNAME records for the root domain; that is without www. So in this video I will show you how to use Route 53 DNS service to point the root domain and the www domain to your CDN domain.

All videos tutorials on the website as well as the YouTube channel aim to provide a simplified process for a specific scenario; there could be many different factors and unique use cases you may have. The tutorials may not cover every situation; so treat is as a starting point or learning concept to apply to your unique situations, and consider this inspiration but not prescription or explicit direction.

Scroll to Top