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How To Check And Register A Domain Name Programmatically Using API?

How To Check And Register A Domain Name Programmatically Using API?

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Though domain names are not an ephemeral entity and generally the domain registration is done manually using some sort of UI provided by domain registerer. But there may be a use case where you want to check domain name availability or register a new domain using API. If that is the case then you are in the right place. Today I will cover how to check and register a new domain name programmatically using AWS Route53 service and AWS CLI.

AWS Route53 service provides API endpoints to check a domain name availability and if the domain name is available, you can also register the domain name using the same API end point programmatically. To check and register a new domain name, you need to have an active AWS account and proper access to the account.

How To Check And Register A Domain Name Programmatically Using API?

Prerequisites:

AWS CLI installed and configured with proper access.

You can use below link to install and configure AWS CLI.

https://cloudaffaire.com/how-to-install-aws-cli/

https://cloudaffaire.com/how-to-configure-aws-cli/

Step 1: Check if a domain name is available for registration.

Step 2: Register a new domain with AWS Route53

Warning: There is a cost associated with domain name registration and the amount depends on the TLD (.com will cost you around 12$ + tax).

Note: Replace the details provided for domain registration according to your requirement.

Once you have registered a new domain, there may be additional steps you need to perform before the domain is activated and is ready to use. In case of some domain names, you may need to validated your contact details first. In case of India, you also need to pay the amount in advance before your domain is activated.

Step 3: Check the status of your domain registration

Step 4: Get your domain details

Note: Hosted zone is where you manage your DNS records in AWS Route53.

Hope you have enjoyed this article. To know more about AWS Route53, please refer below official documentation

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/route53/index.html

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