TransferDomainToAnotherAwsAccount - Amazon Route 53


Transfers a domain from the current AWS account to another AWS account. Note the following:


When you transfer a domain from one AWS account to another, Route 53 doesn't transfer the hosted zone that is associated with the domain. DNS resolution isn't affected if the domain and the hosted zone are owned by separate accounts, so transferring the hosted zone is optional. For information about transferring the hosted zone to another AWS account, see Migrating a Hosted Zone to a Different AWS Account in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

Use either ListOperations or GetOperationDetail to determine whether the operation succeeded. GetOperationDetail provides additional information, for example, Domain Transfer from Aws Account 111122223333 has been cancelled.

Request Syntax

{ "AccountId": "string", "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 account ID of the AWS account that you want to transfer the domain to, for example, 111122223333.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Pattern: ^(\d{12})$

Required: Yes


The name of the domain that you want to transfer from the current AWS account to another account.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "OperationId": "string", "Password": "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.


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

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.


To finish transferring a domain to another AWS account, the account that the domain is being transferred to must submit an AcceptDomainTransferFromAnotherAwsAccount request. The request must include the value of the Password element that was returned in the TransferDomainToAnotherAwsAccount response.

Type: String


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


The request is already in progress for the domain.

HTTP Status Code: 400


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


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


TransferDomainToAnotherAwsAccount Example

This example illustrates one usage of TransferDomainToAnotherAwsAccount.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 x-amz-date:20200311T205230Z 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.TransferDomainToAnotherAwsAccount 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":"", "AccountId":"111122223333" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-Length:[number of characters in the JSON string] { "OperationId":"308c56712-faa4-40fe-94c8-b4230example", "Password":"CeT2Zxs~Example" }

See Also

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