Yes, you can transfer a domain to AWS by using the Amazon Route 53 service. Here’s a step-by-step guide along with live examples:

  1. Prepare Your Domain:
    Before transferring a domain, ensure that your domain is eligible for transfer. Check if the domain has been registered for more than 60 days and is not locked by the current registrar.
  2. Access Amazon Route 53:
    Open the AWS Management Console and navigate to the Route 53 service.
  3. Start Domain Transfer:
    In the Route 53 dashboard, click on “Transfer Domain” in the left navigation pane.
  4. Enter Domain Information:
    Enter the domain name you want to transfer. Follow the on-screen instructions to provide the necessary information, including the authorization code (also known as an EPP code) obtained from your current registrar.
  5. Configure Domain Settings:
    Configure the settings for the domain transfer, such as contact information and domain privacy settings. Review and confirm the information.
  6. Review and Confirm:
    Review the summary of your domain transfer and click “Add to cart.” Proceed to the checkout.
  7. Complete the Purchase:
    Provide the necessary payment information and complete the purchase.
  8. Verify Domain Transfer:
    After the purchase is completed, you’ll receive emails with instructions to verify the domain transfer. Follow the instructions in the email to confirm and authorize the transfer.
  9. Monitor Transfer Status:
    Once the transfer is initiated, you can monitor the transfer status in the Route 53 console. The process may take several days to complete.

Here’s a simplified example using the AWS CLI:

# Get the authorization code (EPP code) from your current registrar
# Replace "" with your actual domain

# Initiate domain transfer
aws route53domains transfer-domain-to-aws \
  --domain-name \
  --duration-in-years 1 \
  --auth-code $authorization_code \

# Monitor transfer status
aws route53domains get-operation-detail \
  --operation-id operation-id-from-previous-command

Replace placeholders like, your-authorization-code, and operation-id-from-previous-command with your actual domain, authorization code, and the operation ID obtained from the previous command.

Please note that domain transfers involve coordination between the current registrar and AWS, and it may take several days for the process to complete. Additionally, ensure that your domain is eligible for transfer as per the policies of your current registrar.

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