AWS Route 53 DNS alias for internal load balancer


I’ve setup an internal load balancer for my SQL read servers in EC2, but I can’t figure out how to point DNS at it. I have a private hosted zone in Route 53. When I attempt to setup an ALIAS record to the LB, the internal load balancer does not appear in the dropdown, though all the public LBs do, which leads me to believe I’m going about this the wrong way. None of my Googling has led me to any information specific to private load balancers, so maybe it’s just not possible and I have to use the long AWS domain name?


My experience : I was trying to create single HTTPS contact point for my application, so I tried setting up internal load-balancer hoping when I point it to A Record in Route 53 it would work with just A Record url.

To answer your question :

  • Internal Load Balancers do list in Load Balancer listing for Route 53.
  • You can not use A Record url to publicly point to internal load-balancer unless you are actually connected to VPC

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