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If the CloudFront distribution is in the same AWS Account as the Route53 Hosted Zone

  1. Add a new record to the Hosted Zone.
  2. Leave the Record Type set to A.
  3. Then set the flag to make the record an Alias record.
  4. Then in the Routes Traffic To section pick Alias to CloudFront Distribution.
  5. Then pick the CloudFront distribution from the list.
  6. Click Create Record

If the CloudFront distribution is NOT in the same AWS Account as the Route53 Hosted Zone

  1. Add a new record to the Hosted Zone.
  2. Leave the Record Type set to A.
  3. Then set the flag to make the record an Alias record.
  4. Then in the Routes Traffic To section pick Alias to CloudFront Distribution.
  5. Paste in the Domain Name of the CloudFront Distribution
  6. Click Create Record