Registering a Domain through Route 53

Learn to register a domain using the AWS Console.

This part of the course uses AWS resources that do not offer a free tier. The part is therefore optional to complete the course, and you are free to just read along. If you are planning on setting up a real WordPress-based website on AWS, this chapter gives you the hands-on experience you need.

Updating permissions

As usual, we need to add additional permissions to manage Route 53 based services through the CLI.

You should be familiar with the process by now. You guessed it! We add the AmazonRoute53FullAccess policy to the wordpressadmins group

Note: To do so, please log into your AWS account with the root user. You can reach the wordpressadmins group permissions page directly via this link: IAM console.

Have you been successful in adding the permissions?

If yes, congratulations! If not, don’t worry. The guide below will help you.

To add the AmazonRoute53FullAccess policy to the wordpressadmins group, we need to perform the following steps:

  1. Open the IAM console to edit the permissions of the wordpressadmins group.

  2. Click “Add permissions.

  3. Click “Attach policies.”

  4. Search for “53” in the filter field and confirm with “Enter.”

  5. Select the “AmazonRoute53FullAccess” policy.

  6. Click “Add permissions.”

  7. You should see the green policies attached to this user group confirmation message.

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