This command changes the privacy settings for .tel Whois contact information.


Use this command to change the privacy settings for .tel Whois contact information.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.

Changing the Privacy Settings and clicking save calls the TEL_UpdatePrivacy command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The domain name must belong to this domain name account.
  • The domain name must be a .tel domain.

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
DomainName Required The .tel domain name for which you want to reset privacy settings 67
TelWhoisType Required Contact type. Permitted values are:
natural_person (Human beings, perceptible to the senses and subject to physical laws. Public whois is optional)
legal_person (Companies, businesses, partnerships, non-profit entities, associations, or other types of legal constructs. Public whois required)
TelPublishWhois Required natural_person;
not needed for legal_person
Publish the CTH contact information for a natural person. Permitted values are yes or no. If TelWhoisType=legal_person, TelPublishWhois is automatically set to yes to comply with Registry requirements 3
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
Success Success status of this query.
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 cli-ent.
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.