[ aws . route53domains ]



Checks whether a domain name can be transferred to Amazon Route 53.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--domain-name <value>
[--auth-code <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--domain-name (string)

The name of the domain that you want to transfer to Route 53. The top-level domain (TLD), such as .com, must be a TLD that Route 53 supports. For a list of supported TLDs, see Domains that You Can Register with Amazon Route 53 in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide .

The domain name can contain only the following characters:

  • Letters a through z. Domain names are not case sensitive.

  • Numbers 0 through 9.

  • Hyphen (-). You can’t specify a hyphen at the beginning or end of a label.

  • Period (.) to separate the labels in the name, such as the . in example.com .

--auth-code (string)

If the registrar for the top-level domain (TLD) requires an authorization code to transfer the domain, the code that you got from the current registrar for the domain.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those 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. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--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. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To determine whether a domain can be transferred to Route 53

The following check-domain-transferability command returns information about whether you can transfer the domain name example.com to Route 53.

This command runs only in the us-east-1 Region. If your default region is set to us-east-1, you can omit the region parameter.

aws route53domains check-domain-transferability \
    --region us-east-1 \
    --domain-name example.com


    "Transferability": {
        "Transferable": "UNTRANSFERABLE"

For more information, see Transferring Registration for a Domain to Amazon Route 53 in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.


Transferability -> (structure)

A complex type that contains information about whether the specified domain can be transferred to Route 53.

Transferable -> (string)

Whether the domain name can be transferred to Route 53.


You can transfer only domains that have a value of TRANSFERABLE for Transferable .

Valid values:


The domain name can be transferred to Route 53.


The domain name can’t be transferred to Route 53.


Reserved for future use.