AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateHostedZone operation. Creates a new public hosted zone, which you use to specify how the Domain Name System (DNS) routes traffic on the Internet for a domain, such as, and its subdomains.

You can't convert a public hosted zones to a private hosted zone or vice versa. Instead, you must create a new hosted zone with the same name and create new resource record sets.

For more information about charges for hosted zones, see Amazon Route 53 Pricing.

Note the following:

When you submit a CreateHostedZone request, the initial status of the hosted zone is PENDING. This means that the NS and SOA records are not yet available on all Amazon Route 53 DNS servers. When the NS and SOA records are available, the status of the zone changes to INSYNC.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class CreateHostedZoneRequest : AmazonRoute53Request

The CreateHostedZoneRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CreateHostedZoneRequest()

Empty constructor used to set properties independently even when a simple constructor is available

Public Method CreateHostedZoneRequest(string, string)

Instantiates CreateHostedZoneRequest with the parameterized properties


Public Property CallerReference System.String

Gets and sets the property CallerReference.

A unique string that identifies the request and that allows failed CreateHostedZone requests to be retried without the risk of executing the operation twice. You must use a unique CallerReference string every time you submit a CreateHostedZone request. CallerReference can be any unique string, for example, a date/time stamp.

Public Property DelegationSetId System.String

Gets and sets the property DelegationSetId.

If you want to associate a reusable delegation set with this hosted zone, the ID that Amazon Route 53 assigned to the reusable delegation set when you created it. For more information about reusable delegation sets, see CreateReusableDelegationSet.

Public Property HostedZoneConfig Amazon.Route53.Model.HostedZoneConfig

Gets and sets the property HostedZoneConfig.

(Optional) A complex type that contains the following optional values:

  • For public and private hosted zones, an optional comment

  • For private hosted zones, an optional PrivateZone element

If you don't specify a comment or the PrivateZone element, omit HostedZoneConfig and the other elements.

Public Property Name System.String

Gets and sets the property Name.

The name of the domain. For resource record types that include a domain name, specify a fully qualified domain name, for example, The trailing dot is optional; Amazon Route 53 assumes that the domain name is fully qualified. This means that Amazon Route 53 treats (without a trailing dot) and (with a trailing dot) as identical.

If you're creating a public hosted zone, this is the name you have registered with your DNS registrar. If your domain name is registered with a registrar other than Amazon Route 53, change the name servers for your domain to the set of NameServers that CreateHostedZone returns in DelegationSet.

Public Property VPC Amazon.Route53.Model.VPC

Gets and sets the property VPC.

(Private hosted zones only) A complex type that contains information about the Amazon VPC that you're associating with this hosted zone.

You can specify only one Amazon VPC when you create a private hosted zone. To associate additional Amazon VPCs with the hosted zone, use AssociateVPCWithHostedZone after you create a hosted zone.


This example shows how to create an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone and add a resource record set to the zone.

Create a hosted zone and add a resource record set

string domainName = "";

IAmazonRoute53 route53Client = new AmazonRoute53Client();

CreateHostedZoneRequest zoneRequest = new CreateHostedZoneRequest
  Name = domainName,
  CallerReference = "my_change_request"

CreateHostedZoneResponse zoneResponse = route53Client.CreateHostedZone(zoneRequest);

ResourceRecordSet recordSet = new ResourceRecordSet
  Name = domainName,
  TTL = 60,
  Type = RRType.A,
  ResourceRecords = new List { new ResourceRecord { Value = "" } }

Change change1 = new Change
  ResourceRecordSet = recordSet,
  Action = ChangeAction.CREATE

ChangeBatch changeBatch = new ChangeBatch
  Changes = new List { change1 }

ChangeResourceRecordSetsRequest recordsetRequest = new ChangeResourceRecordSetsRequest
  HostedZoneId = zoneResponse.HostedZone.Id,
  ChangeBatch = changeBatch

ChangeResourceRecordSetsResponse recordsetResponse = route53Client.ChangeResourceRecordSets(recordsetRequest);

GetChangeRequest changeRequest = new GetChangeRequest
  Id = recordsetResponse.ChangeInfo.Id

while (route53Client.GetChange(changeRequest).ChangeInfo.Status == ChangeStatus.PENDING)
  Console.WriteLine("Change is pending.");

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.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