Change the IP address of a name server in the Registry’s records.


Use this command when the IP address of a name server changes.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on eNom.com

Log on to resellertest.enom.com with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.


In the Update a Name Server IP section, clicking the submit button calls the UpdateNameServer command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The domain name of the name server must belong to this account.
  • eNom must be the authoritative registrar (in the Registry’s records) for the root domain.
  • The registrar lock for the name server domain must be set to off while you update name servers. Oncethe name server IP has been updated, you can (and we recommend that you do) switch the registrar lockback on.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:

command=nameofcommand&uid=yourloginid&pw=yourpassword &paramname=paramvalue&nextparamname=nextparamvalue


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
OldIP Required Old IP address of the name server in the Registry’s records 15
NewIP Required New IP address of the name server in the Registry’s records 15
NS Required Use name of the name server, in the Registry’s records 84
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
NSSuccess 1 indicates that the name server IP update is successful
RRPCode Registry processing status code
RRPText Text explanation of registry code
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.