[ aws . route53domains ]



This operation replaces the current set of name servers for the domain with the specified set of name servers. If you use Amazon Route 53 as your DNS service, specify the four name servers in the delegation set for the hosted zone for the domain.

If successful, this operation returns an operation ID that you can use to track the progress and completion of the action. If the request is not completed successfully, the domain registrant will be notified by email.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--domain-name <value>
[--fi-auth-key <value>]
--nameservers <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 change name servers for.

--fi-auth-key (string)

The authorization key for .fi domains

--nameservers (list)

A list of new name servers for the domain.


Nameserver includes the following elements.

Name -> (string)

The fully qualified host name of the name server.

Constraint: Maximum 255 characters

GlueIps -> (list)

Glue IP address of a name server entry. Glue IP addresses are required only when the name of the name server is a subdomain of the domain. For example, if your domain is example.com and the name server for the domain is ns.example.com, you need to specify the IP address for ns.example.com.

Constraints: The list can contain only one IPv4 and one IPv6 address.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,GlueIps=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "GlueIps": ["string", ...]

--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 update the name servers for a domain

The following update-domain-nameservers command updates the name servers for a domain.

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 update-domain-nameservers \
    --region us-east-1 \
    --domain-name example.com \
    --nameservers Name=ns-1.awsdns-01.org Name=ns-2.awsdns-02.co.uk Name=ns-3.awsdns-03.net Name=ns-4.awsdns-04.com


    "OperationId": "f1691ec4-0e7a-489e-82e0-b19d3example"

To confirm that the operation succeeded, you can run get-domain-detail .

For more information, see Adding or Changing Name Servers and Glue Records for a Domain in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.


OperationId -> (string)

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