In the wake of the DD0S and our own comments about it, there’s a been a lot of interest in the additional functionality of the easyroute53 interface that allows you to control an existing route53 DNS service automatically through your easyDNS control panel. It’s a neat tool, and we’re glad folks like it. 🙂
We’ve updated the tutorial on our wiki at http://helpwiki.easydns.com/index.php/Using_our_easyRoute53_service as well as adding some more information on the interface itself.
A couple of points have come up, so we wanted to make it clear here on the blog as well :
1) our easyroute53 tool is just that : a tool. We are not partnered with Amazon in any way, nor does being a client with easyDNS automatically grant you an account with them. You’ll need to set up an account with them through their system before configuring and using our tool. They provide the secret key, user info and so forth for their system.
2) simply enabling the automatic export/update function does not perform an initial export from our system to route53. You must perform a manual synchronization first to push an initial zone out to the Amazon servers. After that, changes you make to your zone through our system will automatically push out.
We’ve made that clearer in documentation now, and are sorry for any confusion that might have arisen.