Net::EPP(3) a Perl library for the Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)


EPP is the Extensible Provisioning Protocol. EPP (defined in RFC 5730) 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.

This project offers a number of Perl modules which implement various EPP-related functions:

  • a low level protocol implementation (Net::EPP::Protocol)
  • a low-level client (Net::EPP::Client)
  • a high-level client (Net::EPP::Simple)
  • an EPP frame builder (Net::EPP::Frame)
  • a utility library to export EPP responde codes (Net::EPP::ResponseCodes)

These modules were originally created and maintained by CentralNic for use by their own registrars, but since their original release have become widely used by registrars and registries of all kinds.

CentralNic has chosen to create this project to allow interested third parties to contribute to the development of these libraries, and to guarantee their long-term stability and maintenance.


CentralNic Ltd (, with the assistance of other contributors around the world, including (but not limited to):
Rick Jansen
Mike Kefeder
Sage Weil
Eberhard Lisse
Yulya Shtyryakova
Ilya Chesnokov
Simon Cozens
Patrick Mevzek
Alexander Biehl and Christian Maile, united-domains AG


Please email any bug reports to [email protected]


This module is (c) 2016 CentralNic Ltd. This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.