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Sets domain to use custom DNS servers.

NOTE: Services like URL forwarding, Email forwarding, Dynamic DNS will not work for domains using custom nameservers

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 DomainName
TLD String 10 Yes TLD of the DomainName
Nameservers String 1200 Yes A comma-separated list of name servers to be associated with this domain

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.setCustom">
    <DomainDNSSetCustomResult Domain="domain.com" Updated="true" />

Response Parameters

Name Description
Domain The domain name that you are trying to set custom nameservers for.
Updated Indicates whether the custom nameservers were set successfully.

Error Codes

Specifies the error codes that might be returned from this method

Number Description
2019166 Domain not found
2016166 Domain is not associated with your account
2030166 Edit permission for domain is not supported
3031510 Error From Enom when Errorcount <> 0
3050900 Unknown error from Enom
4022288 Unable to get nameserver list


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