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GetDomainSuggestions

The GetDomainSuggestions operation returns a list of suggested domain names given a string, which can either be a domain name or simply a word or phrase (without spaces).

Request Syntax

{
   "DomainName": "string",
   "OnlyAvailable": boolean,
   "SuggestionCount": number
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

DomainName

A domain name that you want to use as the basis for a list of possible domain names. The domain name must contain a top-level domain (TLD), such as .com, that Amazon Route 53 supports. For a list of TLDs, see Domains that You Can Register with Amazon Route 53 in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

OnlyAvailable

If OnlyAvailable is true, Amazon Route 53 returns only domain names that are available. If OnlyAvailable is false, Amazon Route 53 returns domain names without checking whether they're available to be registered. To determine whether the domain is available, you can call checkDomainAvailability for each suggestion.

Type: Boolean

Required: Yes

SuggestionCount

The number of suggested domain names that you want Amazon Route 53 to return.

Type: Integer

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{
   "SuggestionsList": [ 
      { 
         "Availability": "string",
         "DomainName": "string"
      }
   ]
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

SuggestionsList

A list of possible domain names. If you specified true for OnlyAvailable in the request, the list contains only domains that are available for registration.

Type: Array of DomainSuggestion objects

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

InvalidInput

The requested item is not acceptable. For example, for an OperationId it might refer to the ID of an operation that is already completed. For a domain name, it might not be a valid domain name or belong to the requester account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UnsupportedTLD

Amazon Route 53 does not support this top-level domain (TLD).

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

GetDomainSuggestions Example

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
host:route53domains.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
x-amz-date:20140711T205230Z
authorization:AWS4-HMAC-SHA256
              Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20140711/us-east-1/route53domains/aws4_request,
              SignedHeaders=content-length;content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target,
              Signature=[calculated-signature]
x-amz-target:Route53Domains_v20140515.GetDomainSuggestions
user-agent:aws-sdk-java/1.8.3 Linux/2.6.18-164.el5PAE Java_HotSpot (TM )_Server_VM/24.60-b09/1.7.0_60
content-type:application/x-amz-json-1.1
content-length:[number of characters in the JSON string]
{
    "DomainName": "example.com",
    "SuggestionCount": 8,
    "OnlyAvailable": false
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-Length:[number of characters in the JSON string]
{
    "SuggestionsList":[
        {"DomainName": "example.net"},
        {"DomainName": "example.org"},
        {"DomainName": "example.io"},
        {"DomainName": "example.com.au"},
        {"DomainName": "example.co.uk"},
        {"DomainName": "example.de"},
        {"DomainName": "example.co"},
        {"DomainName": "example.info"}
    ]
}

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: