Hello / Greeting[Link]


to obtain information from the EPP server that will handle your requests.

A client can request a <greeting> from the EPP server by sending a <hello> command at any time:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0"
     xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0 epp-1.0.xsd">

The <hello> element does not contain anything. The server will also send a greeting upon establishment of the connection.

An EPP server responds to a <hello> command by returning a <greeting>:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">

The following information can be seen in the reply:

  • <svID> contains the name of the server (dns.be).

  • <svcMenu> contains the services supported by the server.

  • <version> contains the EPP version currently supported (1.0).

  • <lang> contains the text response language currently supported, as defined in [RFC3066]. Only ‘en’ (english) is available.

  • <objURI> contains the list of namespace URIs representing the objects that the server is capable of managing: contacts, domains.

  • <svcExtension> <extURI> contains the list of namespace URIs used by the server: nsgroups, keygroups.

  • The <dcp> element contains info related to privacy policies.