Enable AWS Route 53 Domain Auto Renew

Ensure that AWS Route 53 Auto Renew feature is enabled to automatically renew your domain names as the expiration date approaches

Risk Level: Low
Cloud Entity: Amazon Route 53
CloudGuard Rule ID: D9.AWS.DNS.02
Covered by Spectral: Yes
Category: Networking & Content Delivery


Route53Domain should not have autoRenew=false


From Portal
Use following steps to enable automatic renewal for a domain:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Route 53 console.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Registered Domains.
  3. Choose the name of the domain that you want to update.
  4. Choose Enable to turn on automatic renewal.

From TF

resource "aws_route53domains_registered_domain" "example" {
	domain_name = "example.com"
	auto_renew =  true
	name_server {
		name = "example.com"

Note: 'auto_renew = true/false' parameter is used to ensure whether the domain registration is set to renew automatically or not.

From Command Line
Run following command to enable the Auto Renew feature for the selected domain:

aws route53domains enable-domain-auto-renew --domain-name DOMAIN_NAME


  1. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/domain-enable-disable-auto-renewal.html
  2. https://docs.aws.amazon.com/Route53/latest/DeveloperGuide/domain-extend.html
  3. https://registry.terraform.io/providers/hashicorp/aws/latest/docs/resources/route53domains_registered_domain#auto_renew
  4. https://awscli.amazonaws.com/v2/documentation/api/latest/reference/route53domains/enable-domain-auto-renew.html

Amazon Route 53

Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable cloud Domain Name System (DNS) web service. It is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like that computers use to connect to each other. Amazon Route 53 is fully compliant with IPv6 as well.

Compliance Frameworks

  • AWS CloudGuard Best Practices
  • AWS CloudGuard SOC2 based on AICPA TSC 2017
  • AWS HITRUST v11.0.0
  • AWS ITSG-33
  • AWS MAS TRM Framework
  • AWS MITRE ATT&CK Framework v11.3
  • AWS NIST 800-53 Rev 5
  • CloudGuard AWS All Rules Ruleset