Migrating from GoDaddy to Amazon Route53
Due to the recent outage on GoDaddy a lot of people are reconsidering their DNS options. Amazon Route53 is a great option - cheap, flexible and well proven.
To migrate you first need to export a zone file for the domain from GoDaddy.
It’s been highlighted the zone files are slightly broken in CNAME records, so you may need run this fix over them:
$ perl -pe 's/(CNAME .+)(?!.)$/$1./i' broken.txt > fixed.txt
This adds the requisite trailing . to CNAME records that was missing.
$ pip install cli53
Now create the zone in route53:
$ cli53 create example.com
And import your zone file:
$ cli53 import example.com --file fixed.txt
Finally, change the root records for your domain to point to name servers for Route53 - see NameServers:
$ cli53 info example.com