Domain Registrar integration allows for automated domain registration and management through a WHMCS system. The available management features are:
- Domain Registration
- Domain Transfers
- View/Change Nameservers
- View/Update WHOIS Information
- Lock/Unlock Domains
- ID Protection
- EPP Code Retrieval
- Register/Manage Private Nameservers
- DNS Record Management
- Email Forwarding Management
Some of these features are only available on certain registrars. For registrar-specific information, see the relevant articles below.
Supported Domain Registrars
To enable a module, navigate to Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Registrars or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Products/Services > Domain Registrars, click the green Activate button corresponding to your registrar, and enter the relevant login details. You can enable multiple registrars concurrently, which the system will highlight in green. To edit the registrar configuration at a later date, click the corresponding "Configure" button.
For more detailed guides on configuring domains and registrars in WHMCS, see Domains Configuration.
With WHMCS, it is possible to specify which registrar to use on a per-domain basis. This enables you to leverage multiple suppliers for different TLDs and therefore reduce costs. For example, you may wish to use Registrar A for .com, .net and .org domains, but Registrar B for .co.uk, .org.uk and .net.uk domains.
To achieve this, configure the domain pricing under Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Pricing or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Domain Pricing. Select the different registrars to use from the Auto Registration menus. The system will use the selected registrar to register that particular TLD automatically when a client places an order and pays the associated invoice.
Clients can renew a domain at any time via the client area, or, when the auto-renewal option is enabled, the system will automatically generate a renewal invoice according to the Invoice Generation settings under Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Automation Settings. WHMCS can renew domains at the registrar automatically after the renewal invoice has been paid. To do this, enable General Settings > Domains > Auto Renew on Payment.
If you wish to sync the expiry date, next due date, and status with your registrar for your domains, we recommend configuring the domain synchonisation functionality.