AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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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 Amazon 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:


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DeleteHostedZoneAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Route53
Assembly: AWSSDK.Route53.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DeleteHostedZoneResponse DeleteHostedZone(
         DeleteHostedZoneRequest request
Type: Amazon.Route53.Model.DeleteHostedZoneRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DeleteHostedZone service method.

Return Value
The response from the DeleteHostedZone service method, as returned by Route53.


HostedZoneNotEmptyException The hosted zone contains resource records that are not SOA or NS records.
InvalidDomainNameException The specified domain name is not valid.
InvalidInputException The input is not valid.
NoSuchHostedZoneException No hosted zone exists with the ID that you specified.
PriorRequestNotCompleteException If Amazon Route 53 can't process a request before the next request arrives, it will reject subsequent requests for the same hosted zone and return an HTTP 400 error (Bad request). If Amazon Route 53 returns this error repeatedly for the same request, we recommend that you wait, in intervals of increasing duration, before you try the request again.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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