From WHMCS Documentation

(Redirected from HexoNet)

About this Module

We added this module in WHMCS 7.7.

The HEXONET module allows you to register and manage domains with HEXONET.  

Supported Features

Register Transfer Renew Registrar Lock
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Update Nameservers Update WHOIS Get EPP Code Register Nameservers
Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNS Record Management Email Forwarding Domain Release Domain Sync Script
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Premium Domains Transfer Out Automation TLD Pricing Sync
Yes Yes No


To activate and begin using the HEXONET registrar module:

  1. Log in to the WHMCS Admin Area.
  2. Go to Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Registrars or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Products/Services > Domain Registrars.
  3. Find HEXONET in the list.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Enter your HEXONET credentials and configuration.
    • For help with using a proxy server, see HEXONET's documentation.
    • By default, the HEXONET API converts domains to IDN format (recommended). Change this to PHP to make use of the idn_to_ascii function (deprecated). This function must be compiled in your php.ini file.
    • Check DNSSEC to display the DNSSEC configuration interface in the Client Area domain details page. This feature allows your customer to add DS and KEY records and set the maxSigLife setting.
    • Check TRANSFERLOCK to automatically apply the transfer lock to new domain registrations.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Log in to the HEXONET control panel.
    Renewal Mode Setting
  8. Go to Products > Domain Name Settings. Click + More and search for it if you do not see it in the list.
  9. For Renewal Mode For New Domains, select Expire Domain. If you do not do this, domains might be renewed without payment from the client.
  10. Click Save.

IP Registration

HEXONET's API is not IP address-restricted by default. However, you can configure this restriction in the control panel to improve security.

To do this:

  1. Log in to HEXONET.
  2. Click on your username in the upper-right corner.
  3. Navigate to Settings > Security > IP Restrictions.
  4. Enter your server's IP address.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can find the IP address to whitelist at Help > License Information in the WHMCS Admin Area.

Test Mode

You can use test mode to simulate domain registration and management function without registering a domain or incurring charges. This can be useful to test WHMCS configurations.

To use Test Mode, you must create a HEXONET test account.

Automatic Registration

WHMCS allows you to set up automatic domain registration on a per-extension basis, enabling you to use different registrars for different TLDs.

To enable automatic registration, see Domain Pricing.

Automatic Domain Synchronization

This module supports automatic domain synchronization for syncing expiry dates and status changes for incoming transfers.

To use this, enable Domain Sync Enabled and configure the domain sync task at Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Automation Settings.


Disconnected / Authorization Failed

Common causes for a Disconnected or Authorization Failed error are:

  • An incorrect password or username in the registrar module settings at Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Registrars or, prior to WHMCS 8.0, Setup > Products/Services > Domain Registrars.
  • Two-Factor authentication is enabled for the user in your HEXONET account. This can be resolved by deactivating it for your HEXONET user or creating a restricted user role and new user that WHMCS will use to connect to HEXONET's API.
  • IP address restriction settings in your HEXONET account do not allow your WHMCS server to connect to the HEXONET API.
  • Your server firewall is blocking the connection.
  • You are connecting to the test environment using your HEXONET production account or vice versa. The HEXONET OTE API uses a different set of login credentials than the production environment.

Empty response from API

This can occur when the API endpoint is unreachable. You can test this by running the ping api.ispapi.net command from the WHMCS server's command line.

The module uses ports 80 and 443 to connect to HEXONET over HTTP. Make sure that these ports are whitelisted in your server firewall.

Server Modules
cPanel/WHM - DirectAdmin - Plesk - Helm 3 - Helm 4 - Ensim - InterWorx - WebsitePanel - Cloudmin
Lxadmin - Virtualmin Pro - XPanel - HyperVM - SolusVM - Cloudmin - WHMSonic - VPS.Net
CentovaCast - SCPanel - MediaCP - GameCP - TCAdmin - Reseller Central - Auto Release - Heart Internet

Registrar Modules
Enom - ResellerClub - Nominet - OpenSRS - ResellOne - OnlineNIC - PlanetDomain - Affordable Domains
TPP Wholesale - TPPInternet - Stargate - Namecheap - NetEarthOne - Bizcn - InternetBS - GMO Internet
12Register - Registercom - DotDNS - WebNIC - Dot.TK - HexoNet - Realtime Register - Registereu
RRPProxy - ResellerCamp - TransIP - Heart Internet - IPMirror - NetRegistry - OVH - VentraIP Wholesale
Email - 101Domain

Fraud Modules
MaxMind - VariLogiX FraudCall - Telesign

Gateway Modules
2CheckOut - AsiaPay - Auth.net Echeck - Authorize.net - Authorize.net CIM - Bank Transfer - BidPay
BluePay - BluePay Echeck - BluePay Remote - Boleto - CashU - CC Avenue - ChronoPay - Direct Debit
EMatters - E-Path - eProcessingNetwork - eWAY Tokens - F2B - Finansbank - GarantiBank - Gate2Shop
Inpay - InternetSecure - IP.Pay - Kuveytturk - Modulo Moip - Mail In Payment - Merchant Partners
Merchant Warrior - IDEALMollie - Moneris - Moneris Vault - Skrill 1-Tap - NaviGate - NETbilling
Netregistry Pay - NoChex - Offline Credit Card - Optimal Payments - PagSeguro - Payflow Pro - Pay Junction
Paymate AU and NZ - Payment Express - PayPal - PayPal Card Payments - PayPal Express Checkout
PayPal Payments - PayPal Payments Pro - PayPoint.net (SecPay) - Payson - Planet Authorize - ProtX VSP Form
PSIGate - Quantum Gateway - Quantum Vault - SagePay - SagePay Tokens v2 - SecurePay
SecurePay AU - Secure Trading - TrustCommerce - USA ePay - WorldPay - WorldPay Invisible