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Developer Guide (API Version 2013-04-01)

Transferring a Domain to a Different AWS Account

If you registered a domain using one AWS account and you want to transfer the domain to another AWS account, you can do so simply by contacting the AWS Support Center and requesting the transfer.

When you transfer domain registration between AWS accounts, Amazon Route 53 does not transfer the hosted zone for your domain. If domain registration is associated with one account and the corresponding hosted zone is associated with another account, neither domain registration nor DNS functionality is affected. The only effect is that you'll need to sign into the Amazon Route 53 console using one account to see the domain, and sign in using the other account to see the hosted zone.

Important

If you want to transfer the hosted zone to another account, you must manually create the new hosted zone, create resource record sets in the new hosted zone, and update your domain with the name servers for the new hosted zone. The process is basically the same as the process for migrating DNS service to Amazon Route 53. For more information, see Migrating DNS Service for an Existing Domain to Amazon Route 53.

To transfer registration for a domain from one AWS account to another, perform the following procedure.

To transfer a domain to a different AWS account

  1. Using the AWS account that the domain is currently registered to, sign in to the AWS Support Center.

    Important

    You must sign in by using the root account that the domain is currently registered to. If you sign in by using an IAM user or any other account, we can't perform the transfer. This requirement prevents unauthorized users from transferring domains to other AWS accounts.

  2. Specify the following values:

    Regarding

    Accept the default value of Account and Billing Support.

    Service

    Accept the default value of Billing.

    Category

    Accept the default value of Domain name registration issue.

    Subject

    Specify Transfer a domain to another AWS account.

    Description

    Provide the following information:

    • Domain that you want to transfer

    • Account ID of the AWS account that the domain is currently registered to

    • Account ID of the AWS account that you want to transfer domain registration to

    Contact method

    Specify a contact method and, if you choose Phone, enter the applicable values.

  3. Choose Submit.