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How to map a domain to an S3 bucket
By Dave Winer on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:05 AM.

To map a domain to an S3 bucket: #

1. Choose a domain name, and on your registrar's site, make it a CNAME for s3.amazonaws.com. For this example I've chosen static.reallysimple.org.  #

2. Using the AWS Management Console, create a bucket with the same name.  #

3. Store stuff in the new bucket. You can use the name defined in step 1 to refer to the contents of the bucket created in step 2. Here's the url of a file in my bucket.  #

That's all there is to it. It's really simple. Amazon did this in a very straightforward and elegant way. #

Why would you want to do this? It's neater, and it gives you flexibility down the road if you want to move the content somewhere other than S3. #

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