Namecheap

The Namecheap module allows you to register and manage domains with Namecheap™.

Supported Features

RegisterTransferRenewRegistrar LockUpdate Nameservers
Update WHOISGet EPP CodeRegister NameserversDNS Record ManagementEmail Forwarding
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Domain ReleaseDomain Sync ScriptPremium DomainsTransfer Out AutomationTLD Pricing Sync
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Activation

To activate and begin using the Namecheap registrar module:

  1. Log in to the WHMCS Admin Area.
  2. Go to Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Registrars.
  3. Find Namecheap in the list.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Enter your Namecheap credentials.
  6. Click Save Changes.
  7. Whitelist your server’s IP address using the steps in the Namecheap documentation. You can find this IP address in WHMCS at Help () > License Information.

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.

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.

Troubleshooting

Registrar Error Invalid Request IP

Seeing this error indicates that you have not whitelisted your server’s IP address for API access (see above).

Unable to obtain Nameservers for an unregistered domain

This error occurs when the domain does not exist in your Namecheap account. This message will display when a domain transfer is in progress but will automatically disappear when the transfer is complete.

Last modified: June 5, 2024