Retrieve information about a name server:

  • If the name server exists and is registered using our credential, this command returns status information.
  • If a name server does not exist, this command informs you of that fact.
  • If a name server exists but is outside our credential, this command informs you of that fact.


Use this command when you want status information about a name server, or want to determine whether a name server exists, or is outside our credential.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

This command is not implemented on


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • To retrieve status information, the name server must exist and must be registered under our credential.
  • The query must call the name server in a valid format (by its use name, not its IP address).

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
CheckNSName Required Name server use name to check. Use format 63
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
NSCheckSuccess Was this name server check successful. 1 indicates yes; 0 indicates no.
Other parameters Other parameters will be returned, and will vary from one name server to another
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0 check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
ErrX Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as is back to the client.
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully.



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter Check the return parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.