How to transfer a Route53 domain name between AWS accountsPublished on Mon Jan 04 2021 23:01:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
To transfer a domain between AWS accounts you will need the following:
- The AWS CLI (v2) installed
- Own the domain name you want to transfer (e.g.
- Know the AWS account id of the account you want to transfer to (e.g.
Step 1 — Current owner starts the transfer
The current owner of the domain runs the following command:
aws route53domains transfer-domain-to-another-aws-account --domain-name example.com --account-id 212345678910
This will return an operation id and password. Take note of the password.
The current owner can monitor the status of the transfer, by calling:
aws route53domains get-operation-detail --operation-id 5fed61fa-e77b-449b-a053-82cc32107ed3
Step 2 — New owner accepts the transfer
The new owner runs the following command:
aws route53domains accept-domain-transfer-from-another-aws-account --domain-name example.com --password "O%).x(+8+GG\\\"u"
The password from step 1 is the same one.
Step 3 — Confirm it worked
The previous or new owner can check this worked, by checking.
aws route53domains list-domains
The previous owner checks if the domain is no longer listed.
The new owner checks if the domain is listed.