Name.com

NOTE: This provider is currently has no maintainer. We are looking for a volunteer. If this provider breaks it may be disabled or removed if it can not be easily fixed.

Configuration

To use this provider, add an entry to creds.json with TYPE set to NAMEDOTCOM along with your name.com API username and access token:
Example:
creds.json
{
"name.com": {
"TYPE": "NAMEDOTCOM",
"apikey": "yourApiKeyFromName.com",
"apiuser": "yourUsername"
}
}
There is another key name apiurl but it is optional and defaults to the correct value. If you want to use the test environment ("OT&E"), then add this:
"apiurl": "https://api.dev.name.com",
export NAMEDOTCOM_URL='api.name.com'

Metadata

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

Usage

An example dnsconfig.js configuration with NAMEDOTCOM as the registrar and DNS service provider:
dnsconfig.js
var REG_NAMECOM = NewRegistrar("name.com");
var DSP_NAMECOM = NewDnsProvider("name.com");
​
D("example.tld", REG_NAMECOM, DnsProvider(DSP_NAMECOM),
A("test", "1.2.3.4")
);
An example dnsconfig.js configuration with NAMEDOTCOM as the registrar and DNS only, DNS hosted elsewhere:
dnsconfig.js
var REG_NAMECOM = NewRegistrar("name.com");
var DSP_R53 = NewDnsProvider("r53");
​
D("example.tld", REG_NAMECOM, DnsProvider(DSP_R53),
A("test","1.2.3.4")
);
NOTE: name.com does not allow control over the NS records of your zones via the api. It is not recommended to use name.com's dns provider unless it is your only dns host.

Activation

In order to activate API functionality on your Name.com account, you must apply to the API program. The application form is located here. It usually takes a few days to get a response. After you are accepted, you should receive your API token via email.

Tips and error messages

invalid character '<'

integration_test.go:140: api returned unexpected response: invalid character '<' looking for beginning of value
This error means an invalid URL is being used to reach the API endpoint. It usually means a setting is api.name.com/api when api.name.com is correct (i.e. remove the /api).
In integration tests:
  • Wrong: export NAMEDOTCOM_URL='api.name.com/api'
  • Right: export NAMEDOTCOM_URL='api.name.com'
In production, the apiurl setting in creds.json is wrong. You can simply leave this option out and use the default, which is correct.
TODO(tlim): Improve the error message. (Volunteer needed!)

dial tcp: lookup https: no such host

integration_test.go:81: Failed getting nameservers Get https://https//api.name.com/api/v4/domains/stackosphere.com?: dial tcp: lookup https: no such host
When running integration tests, this error means you included the https:// in the NAMEDOTCOM_URL variable. You meant to do something like `export NAMEDOTCOM_URL='api.name.com' instead.
In production, the apiurl setting in creds.json needs to be adjusted. You can simply leave this option out and use the default, which is correct. If you are using the EO&T system, leave the protocol (http://) off the URL.
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