GetDomainSuggestions - Amazon Route 53


The GetDomainSuggestions operation returns a list of suggested domain names.

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.


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

The domain name can contain only the following characters:

  • Letters a through z. Domain names are not case sensitive.

  • Numbers 0 through 9.

  • Hyphen (-). You can't specify a hyphen at the beginning or end of a label.

  • Period (.) to separate the labels in the name, such as the . in

Internationalized domain names are not supported for some top-level domains. To determine whether the TLD that you want to use supports internationalized domain names, see Domains that You Can Register with Amazon Route 53.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes


If OnlyAvailable is true, Route 53 returns only domain names that are available. If OnlyAvailable is false, 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


The number of suggested domain names that you want Route 53 to return. Specify a value between 1 and 50.

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.


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


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


The requested item is not acceptable. For example, for APIs that accept a domain name, the request might specify a domain name that doesn't belong to the account that submitted the request. For AcceptDomainTransferFromAnotherAwsAccount, the password might be invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


GetDomainSuggestions Example

This example illustrates one usage of GetDomainSuggestions.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 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": "", "SuggestionCount": 8, "OnlyAvailable": false }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Length:[number of characters in the JSON string] { "SuggestionsList":[ {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""}, {"DomainName": ""} ] }

See Also

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