Net::EPP::Frame::ObjectSpec(3) metadata about EPP object types


use Net::EPP::Frame;
use strict;
# create an EPP frame:
my $check = Net::EPP::Frame::Command::Check->new;
# get the spec:
my @spec = Net::EPP::Frame::ObjectSpec->spec('domain');
# create an object:
my $domain = $check->addObject(@spec);
# set the attributes:
my $name = $check->createElement('domain:name');
# assemble the frame:
print $check->toString;


EPP is the Extensible Provisioning Protocol. EPP (defined in RFC 4930) is an application layer client-server protocol for the provisioning and management of objects stored in a shared central repository. Specified in XML, the protocol defines generic object management operations and an extensible framework that maps protocol operations to objects. As of writing, its only well-developed application is the provisioning of Internet domain names, hosts, and related contact details.

Net::EPP::Frame::ObjectSpec is a simple module designed to provide easy access to metadata for the object types defined in the EPP specification.


        my @spec = Net::EPP::Frame::ObjectSpec->spec($type);

This function returns an array containing metadata for the given object type. If no metadata is registered then the function returns undef.

The array contains three members:

        @spec = (

$type is the same as the supplied argument, and the other two members correspond to the XML attributes used to specify the object in an EPP "<command>" or "<response>" frame.

The objects currently registered are:

  • "domain", for domain names.
  • "host", for DNS server hosts.
  • "contact", for contact objects.
  • "secDNS", for DNSSEC information.

Note that secDNS is an extension to the domain object rather than an object in its own right.


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