Posted On: Nov 16, 2017

Beginning today, you can use the Amazon Route 53 API to view your current limits on Route 53 resources such as hosted zones and health checks. The same APIs also return how many of each resource you're currently using. This lets you see how close you are to reaching a service limit at any time.  

Previously, you had to manually keep track of your usage and remember your limits—either the default limit or a custom limit if you previously requested a limit increase. Otherwise, you might reach the limit and be unable to create more resources.

With today’s release, you can watch your usage and compare it against your current limits, so you can request increases well in advance of reaching a limit.

You can view your limits and current usage for the following Route 53 resources:

  • Hosted zones
  • Health checks
  • Reusable delegation sets
  • Traffic policies
  • Traffic policy instances

Additionally, some types of Route 53 resources enforce limits on a per-resource basis. You can view the limits and current usage for the following Route 53 resources:

  • Resource record sets per hosted zone
  • Associated Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) per private hosted zone
  • Hosted zones per reusable delegation set

To learn more about Amazon Route 53 and its associated service limits, please read the ‘Limits’ section in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.