Domain Registrars

WHMCS allows you to configure automated domain registration and management and manage many domain-related functions.

You can access this feature at Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Registrars.

Supported Registrar Modules

WHMCS ships with the following domain registrar modules by default:

Configure a Domain Registrar

To configure a registrar:

  1. If it is not already active, activate the desired registrar. To do this, click Activate for that registrar in the list. A success message and the applicable registrar settings will appear.
  2. If the registrar module is already active, click Configure for that registrar in the list. The applicable registrar settings will appear.
  3. Enter or update the relevant details for your account with that registrar. Each registrar that WHMCS supports has specific instructions and requirements (see below).

Make certain that you set the default nameservers that WHMCS uses for domain-only registrations in the Domains tab at Configuration () > System Settings > General Settings.

Default Nameserver settings in the Domains tab

Deactivate a Registrar

To deactivate an active registrar, click Deactivate for that registrar in the list and then click OK.

Automatic Registration

WHMCS allows you to specify which registrar to use on a per-TLD basis. You can use multiple suppliers for different TLDs in order to reduce your total costs.

To do this, select the desired registrars for each TLD from the Auto Registration menu at Configuration () > System Settings > Domain Pricing.

Domain Synchronisation

If you want to sync the expiry date, next due date, and status with your registrar for your domains, you can do this using the Domain Sync Settings section at Configuration () > System Settings > Automation Settings.

Last modified: June 14, 2024