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Retrieves DNS host record settings for the requested domain.

Example Request


Request Parameters

Global parameters are not shown here for clarity, but should be present in all requests

Name Type MaxLength Required? Description
SLD String 70 Yes SLD of the domain to getHosts
TLD String 10 Yes TLD of the domain to getHosts

Example Response

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ApiResponse xmlns="http://api.namecheap.com/xml.response" Status="OK">
  <Errors />
  <CommandResponse Type="namecheap.domains.dns.getHosts">
    <DomainDNSGetHostsResult Domain="domain.com" IsUsingOurDNS="true">
      <Host HostId="12" Name="@" Type="A" Address="" MXPref="10" TTL="1800" />
      <Host HostId="14" Name="www" Type="A" Address="" MXPref="10" TTL="1800" />

Response Parameters

Name Description
Domain The domain name for which you are trying to get the host records
IsUsingOurDNS Indicates whether Namecheap’s default name servers are used
HostID UniqueID of the host records
Name The domain or subdomain for which host record is set
Type The type of host record that is set
Address The value that is set for the host record (IP address for A record, URL for URL redirects, etc.)
MXPref MXPreference number
TTL TTL value for the host record

Error Codes

Specifies the error codes that might be returned from this method

Number Description
2019166 Domain not found
2030166 Edit permission for domain is not supported
2030288 Cannot complete this command as this domain is not using proper DNS servers
4023330 Unable to get DNS hosts from list
3031510 Error From Enom when Errorcount <> 0
3050900 Unknown error from Enom
3011288 Invalid name server specified
5050900 Unhandled Exceptions


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