Set up Hybrid DNS with Route 53 Resolver


The majority of existing customers own an on-premise DNS system. When you initialize resources on the AWS platform, AWS provides DNS service through Amazon Route 53. In this lab, we will explore building a DNS hybrid system that enables integration between your existing on-premise DNS system and the DNS service of Amazon Route 53.

Route 53

Route 53 offers various DNS capabilities, including public DNS domain registration, the creation of private DNS zones, a DNS hybrid engine, and domain name resolution. Route 53 Resolver, within Route 53, can perform recursive lookups against public DNS systems.

Within Route 53, the Route 53 Resolver service provides three essential tools for establishing a hybrid DNS architecture between your on-premise DNS system and AWS:

  • Outbound Endpoints: These are used for sending DNS queries from Route 53 Resolver to your on-premise DNS system.
  • Inbound Endpoints: These act as targets for DNS queries originating from your on-premise DNS system to domains hosted on AWS.
  • Route 53 Resolver Rules: This feature lets you configure Route 53 to forward DNS queries for specific domains to your on-premise system’s DNS.

Route 53


  1. Introduction
  2. Preparation
  3. Connect to RDGW
  4. Microsoft AD Deployment
  5. Setup DNS
  6. Resource Cleanup