Get the password for an account.


Use this command to have the password for an account e-mailed to the contact for that account.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.

On the help page, the Password recovery link calls the GetAccountPassword command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The AuthQuestionAnswer value must be correct.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
LoginID Required Login ID for the account for which you want the password. 20
AuthQuestionAnswer Required Answer to the authorization question 50
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text(default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
GotAccountInfo Account information has been located in the registrar’s database.
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, sendResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameter If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.