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 www.vacuum-cleaners.com, put just the “www”. The form will append the rest of your domain (vacuum-cleaners.com) 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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