Configure DNS Forwarding for Top 10 Cloud Services

The following article shows how to configure DNS forwarding on the top 10 cloud services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and others.

Note: If you are changing DNS to forward to Securd IP addresses and, perform Configure a Static IP Site to use Securd DNS first.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Route 53

Access AWS Management Console and navigate to Route 53.

  • Create or select a hosted zone.
  • Go to "Rules" and create a "Resolver rule."
  • Set rule type to "Forward."
  • In "IP addresses," enter and
  • Associate the rule with VPCs as required.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) - Cloud DNS

Access the Google Cloud Console and go to Network Services -> Cloud DNS.

  • Select or create a DNS zone.
  • Under "DNS Forwarding," add a new forwarding rule.
  • Enter and as target name servers.
  • Configure the scope and networks as needed.

Microsoft Azure - Azure DNS

Access the Azure Portal and go to Azure DNS.

  • Choose or create a DNS zone.
  • In the zone, go to "DNS Forwarding."
  • Add new forwarding rules with and as targets.
  • Apply the changes to the desired scope.

IBM Cloud - IBM Cloud Internet Services

Access IBM Cloud dashboard and navigate to Internet Services.

  • Select your domain.
  • Go to "Reliability" and then "DNS Services."
  • Create DNS forwarding rules with and
  • Assign the rules to appropriate instances.

Oracle Cloud - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure DNS

Access Oracle Cloud Console and navigate to Networking -> DNS Management.

  • Select or create a DNS zone.
  • In the zone settings, add DNS forwarding rules.
  • Set and as the DNS servers.
  • Define the applicable scope and save.

DigitalOcean - DigitalOcean Networking

Access the DigitalOcean Control Panel and go to Networking.

  • Select or create a new domain.
  • In domain settings, go to "DNS Forwarding."
  • Enter and as forwarding DNS servers.
  • Save the changes.

Alibaba Cloud - Alibaba Cloud DNS

Access Alibaba Cloud Management Console and navigate to DNS Product.

  • Choose or create a DNS zone.
  • Go to "DNS Settings" and select "Forwarding Settings."
  • Add and as the forwarding servers.
  • Configure additional settings as necessary.

VMware Cloud - VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer

Access VMware Cloud Services and navigate to NSX Advanced Load Balancer.

  • Under DNS Services, create a new DNS Virtual Service.
  • In the forwarding settings, specify and
  • Adjust additional settings based on your network architecture.

Rackspace Cloud - Rackspace Cloud DNS

Access the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel and go to Networking -> Cloud DNS.

  • Select or add a domain.
  • In DNS settings, configure forwarding to and
  • Apply and save your settings.

Heroku - Heroku DNS

Access Heroku Dashboard and select your application.

  • Under "Settings," find "Domains and certificates."
  • Use a third-party DNS provider to set up forwarding to and
  • Update DNS settings at your domain registrar if necessary.

Each cloud platform may have specific nuances in its interface and options. Always refer to the latest documentation for each service for detailed and up-to-date instructions.