Posted On: Apr 22, 2024

Today, AWS announced Amazon Route 53 Profiles, a new offering that allows you to define a standard DNS configuration, in the form of a Profile, that may include Route 53 private hosted zone (PHZ) associations, Route 53 Resolver forwarding rules, and Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall rule groups, and apply this configuration to multiple VPCs in the same AWS Region. You can also share Profiles across AWS accounts using AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM).

Using Profiles, you can create one or more configurations for VPC-related DNS settings, such as private hosted zones and Route 53 Resolver rules, to share across VPCs and AWS accounts. You can also add DNS Firewall rules and settings to the Profiles to maintain a consistent, compliant, and secure view of DNS within your organizations. Once the Profile is associated to a VPC, it begins responding to the VPC’s DNS queries based on the Profile’s settings. AWS accounts can also add Route 53 configurations to the Profiles shared with them, providing you a unified view of DNS configurations across all of your accounts and VPCs.

Route 53 Profiles is available in all AWS Regions, except in Canada West (Calgary), the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, and the Amazon Web Services China Regions. 

To get started with this feature, visit the Route 53 documentation or review a step-by-step guide in the AWS News blog. To learn more about pricing, you can visit the Route 53 pricing page