At first glance, Route 53 from AWS offers numerous functions that make the service stand out from other domain providers. One of the nice features includes DNS failover: If a website cannot be reached, Route 53 will redirect traffic to a “Sorry” page, for example, or will display a functioning website from another server (if desired).
But not all website operators can enjoy Route 53: For example, there are still a lot of missing domain endings in Route 53 as of 2020. The top-level domain names that are missing include not only exotic endings such as “.io” , but even whole countries like “.at” (Austria). This means that hundreds of thousands of users and companies from Austria have no way of managing domain names natively with AWS Route 53. This is very bad for affected AWS customers.