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namecheap.domains.check

Checks the availability of domains

Example Request

https://api.namecheap.com/xml.response?ApiUser=apiexample&ApiKey=52b4c87ef7fd49cb96a915c0db68124&UserName=apiexample&Command=namecheap.domains.check&ClientIp=192.168.1.109&DomainList=us.xyz

Request Parameters

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

Name Type MaxLength Required? Description
DomainList String No Yes Comma-separated list of domains to check

Example Response (regular domain)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ApiResponse xmlns="http://api.namecheap.com/xml.response" Status="OK">
<Errors/>
<Warnings/>
<RequestedCommand>namecheap.domains.check</RequestedCommand>
<CommandResponse Type="namecheap.domains.check">
<DomainCheckResult Domain="testapi.xyz" Available="false" ErrorNo="0" Description="" IsPremiumName="false" PremiumRegistrationPrice="0" PremiumRenewalPrice="0" PremiumRestorePrice="0" PremiumTransferPrice="0" IcannFee="0" EapFee="0"/>
</CommandResponse>
<Server>PHX01APIEXT02</Server>
<GMTTimeDifference>--4:00</GMTTimeDifference>
<ExecutionTime>1.358</ExecutionTime>
</ApiResponse>

Example Response (premium domain)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ApiResponse xmlns="http://api.namecheap.com/xml.response" Status="OK">
<Errors/>
<Warnings/>
<RequestedCommand>namecheap.domains.check</RequestedCommand>
<CommandResponse Type="namecheap.domains.check">
<DomainCheckResult Domain="us.xyz" Available="true" ErrorNo="0" Description="" IsPremiumName="true" PremiumRegistrationPrice="13000.0000" PremiumRenewalPrice="13000.0000" PremiumRestorePrice="65.0000" PremiumTransferPrice="13000.0000" IcannFee="0.0000" EapFee="0.0000"/>
</CommandResponse>
<Server>PHX01APIEXT01</Server>
<GMTTimeDifference>--4:00</GMTTimeDifference>
<ExecutionTime>2.647</ExecutionTime>
</ApiResponse>

Response Parameters

Name Description
Domain Domain name for which you wish to check availability
Available Indicates whether the domain name is available for registration
IsPremiumName Indicates whether the domain name is premium
PremiumRegistrationPrice Registration Price for the premium domain
PremiumRenewalPrice Renewal price for the premium domain
PremiumRestorePrice Restore price for the premium domain
PremiumTransferPrice Transfer price for the premium domain
IcannFee Fee charged by ICANN
EapFee Purchase fee for the premium domain during Early Access Program (EAP)*

*Currently, Namecheap does not support registration of premium domains during EAP.

Error Codes

Specifies the error codes that might be returned from this method

Number Description
3031510 Error response from Enom when the error count != 0
3011511 Unknown response from the provider

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