Setup a custom domain on AWS using S3 static website hosting and Route 53

  1. For the Name field, leave it blank for your root, and for, put just the “www”. The form will append the rest of your domain ( to the name.
  2. Click Yes to use an Alias. Then for the Target, click the dropdown and wait until you see the S3 bucket. NOTE: It can take a long time to populate, and sometimes it times out completely and you have to try again. I don’t know what causes this, but it’s pretty frustrating.



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