Amazon Route 53 - Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China.

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service.

Region Availability

Amazon Route 53 is available in the following regions in China:

  • Beijing Region

  • Ningxia Region

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

The Amazon Web Services in China implementation of Route 53 is unique in the following ways:

  • You can't use Route 53 to register domains. However, you can create a hosted zone in one of the China Regions, and associate the name servers for that hosted zone with a domain that you registered using a global account or that you registered with another domain registrar.

  • Traffic flow is not available.

  • Public DNS query logs are not available.

  • DNS query metrics for public hosted zones are not available.

  • You can't create an alias record that routes traffic to an Amazon S3 bucket or to an Amazon API Gateway API endpoint.

  • You can't create alias records that route traffic to Amazon resources outside the China Regions.

  • You can't create records that use the geoproximity routing policy. That routing policy is available only for traffic flow.

  • When creating alias records programmatically and routing traffic to an Amazon CloudFront distribution, use the following hosted zone ID: Z3RFFRIM2A3IF5.

  • Recursive DNS resolvers can only use use IPv4 transport to submit DNS queries to Amazon Route 53.

  • Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall is not supported in China.

  • Route 53 DNSSEC signing is not supported in China.

Guides and References

Amazon Web Services in China user guides are available in HTML and PDF, in both Chinese and English. API references are available in HTML and PDF. Some API references may be available only in English. Currently, not all API references are available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Links to some API references will take you to the global Amazon Web Services site. Note that some features and functionality described in the guides and references may not be available in the current Amazon Web Services in China release.

General Information About Amazon Web Services in China

The following information applies to all Amazon Web Services that are available in the China Regions.

Amazon Web Services Accounts in the China Regions

To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to each of those Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for other Amazon Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other Amazon Regions.

  • For more information, see Signup, Accounts, and Credentials

Domain for Amazon Web Services in China

The domain for Amazon Web Services in China is www.amazonaws.cn.

Endpoints & Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

For information about endpoints and ARNs in Amazon Web Services in China, see Endpoints and ARNs for Amazon Web Services in China

Availability Zones for the China Regions

  • In the Beijing Region, there are three Availability Zones.

  • In the Ningxia Region, there are three Availability Zones.

General Information for Amazon Web Services in China

The following applies to all Amazon Web Services that are available in the China Regions. For detailed information about specific Amazon Web Services, see the service-specific topic in this guide.

  • Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    • You can grant or deny a service access to resources using the Principal policy element.

    • Service principal values vary by Region.

  • EC2-Classic Platform

    • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • Free Usage Tier

    • The free usage tier is supported in the Ningxia Region.

    • The free usage tier is not supported in the Beijing Region.

Amazon Web Services Console

The console for Amazon Web Services in China is unique to China. The screenshots in the Amazon Web Services guides might differ from what you see on your console. For information about differences in service functionality, see the topics for each service in this guide.

Code Examples

The Amazon Web Services documentation might include endpoints and ARNs in code examples that are not specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. When using examples, verify you are using the endpoints and ARNs for your Region.