Domain Registrar integration allows for automated domain registration & management through a WHMCS system. Available management features consist of:
- 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
Most features are available for all but some are only available on certain registrars. For registrar specific information see the relevant articles below.
Supported Domain Registrars
To enable a module navigate to Setup > Products/Services > Domain Registrars, click the green Activate button corresponding to your registrar and enter the relevant login details. Multiple registrars can be enabled concurrently and will be highlighted in green. To edit the registrar configuration at a later date, click the corresponding "Configure" button.
More detailed guides on configuring domains & registrars in WHMCS can be found in 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.
To achieve this configure the domain pricing under Setup > Domain Pricing then select the different registrars to be used from the Auto Registration dropdown menus. The selected registrar will then be used to register that particular TLD automatically when a client places and 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 toggled on a renewal invoice will be automatically generated per the Invoice Generation settings under Setup > Automation Settings. WHMCS can renew domains at the registrar automatically once the renewal invoice has been paid, simply 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 configuration the domain synchonisation functionality as described at https://docs.whmcs.com/Domain_Synchronisation