Namecheap Provider

Namecheap only provides a registrar provider implementation.

Configuration

In your providers config json file you must provide your Namecheap api username and key:

{
  "namecheap":{
    "apikey": "yourApiKeyFromNameCheap",
    "apiuser": "yourUsername"
  }
}

You can optionally specify BaseURL to use a different endpoint - typically the sandbox:

{
  "namecheap.com":{
    "apikey": "yourApiKeyFromNameCheap",
    "apiuser": "yourUsername"
    "BaseURL": "https://api.sandbox.namecheap.com/xml.response"
  }
}

if BaseURL is omitted, the production namecheap url is used.

Metadata

This provider does not recognize any special metadata fields unique to Namecheap.

Usage

Example Javascript:

var REG_NAMECHEAP = NewRegistrar("namecheap","NAMECHEAP");
var R53 = NewDnsProvider("r53", "ROUTE53");

D("example.tld", REG_NAMECHEAP, DnsProvider(R53),
    A("test","1.2.3.4")
);

Namecheap provides custom redirect records URL, URL301, and FRAME. These records can be used like any other record:

var REG_NAMECHEAP = NewRegistrar("namecheap","NAMECHEAP");
var NAMECHEAP = NewDnsProvider("namecheap","NAMECHEAP");

D("example.tld", REG_NAMECHEAP, DnsProvider(NAMECHEAP),
  URL('@', 'http://example.com/'),
  URL('www', 'http://example.com/'),
  URL301('backup', 'http://backup.example.com/')
)

Activation

In order to activate API functionality on your Namecheap account, you must enable it for your account and wait for their review process. More information on enabling API access is located here.