Modify the name server settings for a domain name, in our database, without changing the settings at the Registry.


ModifyNSHosting redirects to another set of name servers without updating the Registry records. ModifyNS, a similar command, updates name server records at the Registry and in the registrar’s database.

Use this command when name servers are set correctly at the Registry but incorrectly in our records.

Use this command when a domain name is registered in your account, and uses DNS Hosting in a different account. In this case, set the name servers to our name servers at the Registry, and to N/A in our database.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

This command is not implemented on


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The domain name must belong to this account.
  • The name server cited in the query must exist.

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
SLD Required Second-level domain name (for example, enom in 63
TLD Required Top-level domain name (extension) 15
NSX X=1 to 12 Required Name server—maximum of 12 can be set. Permitted value is the use name of the name server, for example, 60
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
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 ErrCount. 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.