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Deletes a hosted zone.


If the name servers for the hosted zone are associated with a domain and if you want to make the domain unavailable on the Internet, we recommend that you delete the name servers from the domain to prevent future DNS queries from possibly being misrouted. If the domain is registered with Amazon Route 53, see UpdateDomainNameservers . If the domain is registered with another registrar, use the method provided by the registrar to delete name servers for the domain.

Some domain registries don't allow you to remove all of the name servers for a domain. If the registry for your domain requires one or more name servers, we recommend that you delete the hosted zone only if you transfer DNS service to another service provider, and you replace the name servers for the domain with name servers from the new provider.

You can delete a hosted zone only if it contains only the default SOA record and NS resource record sets. If the hosted zone contains other resource record sets, you must delete them before you can delete the hosted zone. If you try to delete a hosted zone that contains other resource record sets, the request fails, and Route 53 returns a HostedZoneNotEmpty error. For information about deleting records from your hosted zone, see ChangeResourceRecordSets .

To verify that the hosted zone has been deleted, do one of the following:

  • Use the GetHostedZone action to request information about the hosted zone.
  • Use the ListHostedZones action to get a list of the hosted zones associated with the current AWS account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--id (string)

The ID of the hosted zone you want to delete.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete a hosted zone

The following delete-hosted-zone command deletes the hosted zone with an id of Z36KTIQEXAMPLE:

aws route53 delete-hosted-zone --id Z36KTIQEXAMPLE


ChangeInfo -> (structure)

A complex type that contains the ID, the status, and the date and time of a request to delete a hosted zone.

Id -> (string)

The ID of the request.

Status -> (string)

The current state of the request. PENDING indicates that this request has not yet been applied to all Amazon Route 53 DNS servers.

SubmittedAt -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the change request was submitted in ISO 8601 format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). For example, the value 2017-03-27T17:48:16.751Z represents March 27, 2017 at 17:48:16.751 UTC.

Comment -> (string)

A complex type that describes change information about changes made to your hosted zone.

This element contains an ID that you use when performing a GetChange action to get detailed information about the change.