Posted On: Nov 8, 2022

You can now register domain names and auto-configure domain name systems (DNS) on Amazon Lightsail. Amazon Lightsail is the easiest way to get started with AWS for users who need a secure, high-performance and reliable virtual private server (VPS) solution with a simple management interface and predictable pricing. With the addition of domain registration, Lightsail users are able to create a unique online address for their website or web application to establish their own personal or business identity on the internet. With domain registration, users also get Lightsail’s DNS management functionality.

Previously, when users built a website or web application in Lightsail, they would need to purchase a domain elsewhere and then use Lightsail’s DNS management to setup their DNS records for a Lightsail website or application. Now, with the launch of domain registration in Lightsail, users have the option to create and register an Amazon Route 53 domain directly in the Lightsail console with a few clicks through the use of a simple interface. In addition, with domains registered in AWS, Lightsail will autoconfigure DNS for their domain. Lightsail now also automates DNS validation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates. Through this simplified registration and DNS autoconfiguration experience, Lightsail makes it easier to build, configure, and manage application infrastructure for you to get started in the cloud.

You can register a domain using the Lightsail Console and use the DNS autoconfiguration functionality in Lightsail through the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, or the Console. The domain registration and DNS autoconfiguration can be set up in US East (N. Virginia) Region, and is available for use with resources in all regions where Lightsail is supported. To learn more, see Lightsail domain registration and DNS autoconfiguration documentation.