How to redirect a root (apex) domain to another domain with Route53

When you need to redirect the root (or apex) domain to another domain with AWS Route53 then you don’t have too many options. You can’t directly use the A record because it only allows using IP addresses or aliases to AWS resources. The CNAME only allows subdomains.

But you can use a neat little trick that allows you to use an A record with an Alias to redirect to another domain, even if that domain is outside of your AWS infrastructure. Check out the video to see how to do it.

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