How do I delete a Route 53 hosted zone?

Last updated: 2019-06-11

I want to delete an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone. How do I do that?

Resolution

Important: You can't undo the deletion of a hosted zone.

To delete a Route 53 hosted zone:

  1. Delete any records associated with the hosted zone, except for the default start of authority (SOA) and name server (NS) records.
  2. Delete the public hosted zone.

Note: After you delete a hosted zone, it no longer routes traffic. If you create a new hosted zone for your domain later, you can update the NS record to route traffic to the new zone.


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