Amazon Route 53
API Reference


This operation returns the AuthCode for the domain. To transfer a domain to another registrar, you provide this value to the new registrar.

Request Syntax

{ "DomainName": "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.


The name of the domain that you want to get an authorization code for.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "AuthCode": "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.


The authorization code for the domain.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1024.


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


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


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


RetrieveDomainAuthCode Example

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.RetrieveDomainAuthCode 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":"" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Length:[number of characters in the JSON string] { "AuthCode":"rqL3*REjYH" }

See Also

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