Posted On: Nov 19, 2018

Route 53 Resolver makes hybrid cloud easier for enterprise customers by enabling seamless DNS query resolution across your entire hybrid cloud. Create DNS endpoints and conditional forwarding rules to allow resolution of DNS namespaces between your on-premises data center and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Route 53 Resolver includes the Amazon DNS Server (AmazonProvidedDNS) which is available by default in all Amazon VPCs and responds to DNS queries from AWS resources for public records, Amazon VPC-specific DNS names, and Amazon Route 53 private hosted zones. Customers with workloads leveraging both Amazon VPCs and on-premises resources also need to resolve private DNS records hosted on-premises. Similarly, these on-premises resources may need to resolve names hosted on AWS. These customers can now have bi-directional query resolution regardless of where the names are hosted through the use of Route 53 Resolver rules and endpoints.

Route 53 Resolver rules allow customers to conditionally forward DNS requests from your VPC to an on-premises DNS resolver. Rules are applied directly to your Amazon VPC and can be shared across multiple accounts. These rules will allow you to forward names like “” across AWS Direct Connect and AWS Managed VPN so that it can resolve DNS names that are served from your data center. Conversely, you can create a Route 53 Resolver endpoint that serves as a forwarding target for your on-premises DNS server. This way workloads in your data center can resolve DNS names from services such as Route 53 Private DNS, AWS Private Link, Amazon Elastic File System, AWS Active Directory Service, and more.

To learn more, visit the Route 53 product page for full details and pricing, or see our documentation.