Manage DNS via Lightsail
My blog doesn't get much (any?) traffic, so for my convenience I'm updating its DNS even though I don't have Ghost setup yet. You may want to do things differently to avoid downtime.
Create a DNS zone in Lightsail
- Log into the AWS Console, select the Lightsail service.
- Click the
Create DNS Zoneto start.
- Enter the domain name you have registered:
Create DNS Zoneto finish.
It will report the nameservers that were created:
ns-1190.awsdns-20.org ns-1581.awsdns-05.co.uk ns-141.awsdns-17.com ns-805.awsdns-36.net
Update the registrar nameservers
I use Pair Domains as my registrar; I updated
cronspam.org there to use the nameservers created for my DNS Zone above.
It can take up to a day or two for the change to take effect, but in reality it was about an hour.
Create a DNS record
The DNS Zone needs to know where to direct requests for the domain name.
Using the same DNS Zone created above:
+ Add record
@(this is the root domain, e.g.
- Resolves to:
- Click the Green checkmark to save.
Repeat the above with
www as the sub-domain, for