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TransferDomain

This operation transfers a domain from another registrar to Amazon Route 53. When the transfer is complete, the domain is registered with the AWS registrar partner, Gandi.

For transfer requirements, a detailed procedure, and information about viewing the status of a domain transfer, see Transferring Registration for a Domain to Amazon Route 53 in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

If the registrar for your domain is also the DNS service provider for the domain, we highly recommend that you consider transferring your DNS service to Amazon Route 53 or to another DNS service provider before you transfer your registration. Some registrars provide free DNS service when you purchase a domain registration. When you transfer the registration, the previous registrar will not renew your domain registration and could end your DNS service at any time.

Important

If the registrar for your domain is also the DNS service provider for the domain and you don't transfer DNS service to another provider, your website, email, and the web applications associated with the domain might become unavailable.

If the transfer is successful, this method returns an operation ID that you can use to track the progress and completion of the action. If the transfer doesn't complete successfully, the domain registrant will be notified by email.

Request Syntax

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{ "AdminContact": { "AddressLine1": "string", "AddressLine2": "string", "City": "string", "ContactType": "string", "CountryCode": "string", "Email": "string", "ExtraParams": [ { "Name": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "Fax": "string", "FirstName": "string", "LastName": "string", "OrganizationName": "string", "PhoneNumber": "string", "State": "string", "ZipCode": "string" }, "AuthCode": "string", "AutoRenew": boolean, "DomainName": "string", "DurationInYears": number, "IdnLangCode": "string", "Nameservers": [ { "GlueIps": [ "string" ], "Name": "string" } ], "PrivacyProtectAdminContact": boolean, "PrivacyProtectRegistrantContact": boolean, "PrivacyProtectTechContact": boolean, "RegistrantContact": { "AddressLine1": "string", "AddressLine2": "string", "City": "string", "ContactType": "string", "CountryCode": "string", "Email": "string", "ExtraParams": [ { "Name": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "Fax": "string", "FirstName": "string", "LastName": "string", "OrganizationName": "string", "PhoneNumber": "string", "State": "string", "ZipCode": "string" }, "TechContact": { "AddressLine1": "string", "AddressLine2": "string", "City": "string", "ContactType": "string", "CountryCode": "string", "Email": "string", "ExtraParams": [ { "Name": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "Fax": "string", "FirstName": "string", "LastName": "string", "OrganizationName": "string", "PhoneNumber": "string", "State": "string", "ZipCode": "string" } }

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.

AdminContact

Provides detailed contact information.

Type: ContactDetail object

Required: Yes

AuthCode

The authorization code for the domain. You get this value from the current registrar.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1024.

Required: No

AutoRenew

Indicates whether the domain will be automatically renewed (true) or not (false). Autorenewal only takes effect after the account is charged.

Default: true

Type: Boolean

Required: No

DomainName

The name of the domain that you want to transfer to Amazon Route 53.

Constraints: The domain name can contain only the letters a through z, the numbers 0 through 9, and hyphen (-). Internationalized Domain Names are not supported.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

DurationInYears

The number of years that you want to register the domain for. Domains are registered for a minimum of one year. The maximum period depends on the top-level domain.

Default: 1

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 10.

Required: Yes

IdnLangCode

Reserved for future use.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 3.

Required: No

Nameservers

Contains details for the host and glue IP addresses.

Type: Array of Nameserver objects

Required: No

PrivacyProtectAdminContact

Whether you want to conceal contact information from WHOIS queries. If you specify true, WHOIS ("who is") queries will return contact information for our registrar partner, Gandi, instead of the contact information that you enter.

Default: true

Type: Boolean

Required: No

PrivacyProtectRegistrantContact

Whether you want to conceal contact information from WHOIS queries. If you specify true, WHOIS ("who is") queries will return contact information for our registrar partner, Gandi, instead of the contact information that you enter.

Default: true

Type: Boolean

Required: No

PrivacyProtectTechContact

Whether you want to conceal contact information from WHOIS queries. If you specify true, WHOIS ("who is") queries will return contact information for our registrar partner, Gandi, instead of the contact information that you enter.

Default: true

Type: Boolean

Required: No

RegistrantContact

Provides detailed contact information.

Type: ContactDetail object

Required: Yes

TechContact

Provides detailed contact information.

Type: ContactDetail object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

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{ "OperationId": "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.

OperationId

Identifier for tracking the progress of the request. To use this ID to query the operation status, use GetOperationDetail.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Errors

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

DomainLimitExceeded

The number of domains has exceeded the allowed threshold for the account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

DuplicateRequest

The request is already in progress for the domain.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInput

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

OperationLimitExceeded

The number of operations or jobs running exceeded the allowed threshold for the account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TLDRulesViolation

The top-level domain does not support this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400

UnsupportedTLD

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

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

TransferDomain Example

Sample Request

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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.TransferDomain 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", "DurationInYears":1, "Nameservers":[ { "Name":"ns-2048.awsdns-64.com", "GlueIps":[ "192.0.2.11" ] }, { "Name":"ns-2049.awsdns-65.net", "GlueIps":[ "192.0.2.12" ] } ], "AuthCode":"a42qxjz1", "AutoRenew":true, "AdminContact":{ "FirstName":"John", "MiddleName":"Richard", "LastName":"Doe", "ContactType":"PERSON", "OrganizationName":"", "AddressLine1":"123 Any Street", "AddressLine2":"", "City":"Any Town", "State":"WA", "CountryCode":"US", "ZipCode":"98101", "PhoneNumber":"+2065550100", "Email":"john@example.com", "Fax":"+206555-0101" }, "RegistrantContact":{ "FirstName":"John", "MiddleName":"Richard", "LastName":"Doe", "ContactType":"PERSON", "OrganizationName":"", "AddressLine1":"123 Any Street", "AddressLine2":"", "City":"Any Town", "State":"WA", "CountryCode":"US", "ZipCode":"98101", "PhoneNumber":"+2065550100", "Email":"john@example.com", "Fax":"+206555-0101" }, "TechContact":{ "FirstName":"John", "MiddleName":"Richard", "LastName":"Doe", "ContactType":"PERSON", "OrganizationName":"", "AddressLine1":"123 Any Street", "AddressLine2":"", "City":"Any Town", "State":"WA", "CountryCode":"US", "ZipCode":"98101", "PhoneNumber":"+2065550100", "Email":"john@example.com", "Fax":"+206555-0101" }, "PrivacyProtectAdminContact":true, "PrivacyProtectRegistrantContact":true, "PrivacyProtectTechContact":true, }

Sample Response

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HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Length:[number of characters in the JSON string] { "OperationId":"308c56712-faa4-40fe-94c8-b423069de3f6" }

See Also

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