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This is a quick(ish) how to that you can do to utilize one of your registered domains on Amazon's Route53 service. Required: A registered Domain An account with Amazon's AWS, in particular, their Route53 service An IAM account, with API access to allow the creation, reading, and updating Route53 Domain records The AWS cli installed on a linux distro that you have shell access to A bit of patience Remembering what DNS propagation is like... How to do it: First things first, drop into shell on your linux machine and run the following command.  You will need to copy/paste it's output, so have your favorite text editor handy. aws route53 create-reusable-delegation-set --caller-reference $(date +%s%N) The output of this command should look similar to the following:…

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Have you ever updated your domain’s A record and noticed that, for at least several hours, your new domain displayed the new site on one device (such as your smartphone), but the old site on another device, such as your home computer? Have you ever updated your domain’s MX records and found that, for at least several hours, not all new emails were delivered to the new email server you specified? I cannot count the number of times I have seen these sorts of situations cause website owners to panic, pull their hair out, or get frustrated with their hosting provider. So what exactly is going on, and what can you do about it? What is happening is that the change you made to your…

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