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Amazon Route 53 – Now an Even Better Value

by Jeff Barr | on | in Route 53 | | Comments

I never get tired of writing posts that announce price decreases on the various AWS services!

Today, we are reducing the price to host a set of DNS records for a domain (which we call a hosted zone) using Amazon Route 53. Here’s the new pricing structure:

  • $0.50 per hosted zone per month for the first 25 zones per month.
  • $0.10 per hosted zone per month for all additional zones.

The original pricing was $1.00 per hosted zone per month, with no volume discounts.

The per-query pricing ($0.50 per million for the first billion queries per month, and $0.25 per million afterward) has not changed.

Add it all up, multiply it all out, and you will see savings of between 50% and 90% when compared with the original prices. The AWS Simple Monthly Calculator’s example shows that if you managed 100 hosted zones, your bill will drop from $100 to $20. We enjoy making it easier and more cost-effective for our customers to use AWS and this is one more step in that direction.

In case you forgot, the Amazon Route 53 Service Level Agreement specifies 100% availability over the course of a month. Over the last couple of months we’ve seen a number of large-scale customers come on board.

With 19 locations world-wide, Route 53 is able to provide low-latency, high-quality to all of your customers, regardless of their location.

As I described in a previous post, Route 53 also integrates with the Elastic Load Balancer to allow you to map the apex of any of your hosted zones directly to an Elastic Load Balancer.

We have additional enhancements to Route 53 on the drawing board, so stay tuned to this blog.

— Jeff;