Email Domain Registration

(version 2.4 beta 6 and higher)


Related Docs:   Domain Registrar Manager OpenSRS and Asynchronous Domain Registrarion

In versions before 2.4.2, this feature was called Custom Domain Registrar or Offline Domain Registration.


Email Domain Registration vs. Real Time Domain Registration

Real time domain registration means that domain is registered immediately after the customer places a domain registration request from the control panel. H-Sphere immediately gets a confirmation about successful or failed registration and either charges the user or notifies him with an error message. Real time domain registration is supported by Enom, OpenSRS, and a few other registrars.

Email domain registration was introduced in H-Sphere 2.4 beta 6 for users to request non-automated domain registration right from their control panels. You can also use email domain registration if you want to use your preferred unsupported registrar. When you configure Email Registrar and associate TLDs with it, they will appear among supported TLDs in the user control panels.

When a user selects a TLD associated with the Email Registrar, he is asked to fill out a form with his registration data. On submit, the domain is registered with H-Sphere, the FTP directory is created in the user home on the web server, and a request notification is generated.


Configuring Email Registrar

To configure Email Registrar:

  1. Log into your admin CP.
  2. Select Domain Registrar in the Settings menu.
  3. In the Add New Registrar box, choose Custom Registrar and click the Add button:

  4. Enter registrar settings:

    • Title: the name of your account. You can have more than one connection with the preferred domain registrar.
    • Path to scirpt for lookup: path to the scirpt that checks if the domain name user is adding hasn't been taken.
      The script must treat parameter that H-Sphere passes to it as a domain name and stdout "0", if domain is available or "1" if it is already in use
      The path must start with slash "/" and should be absolute to /hsphere/shared/scripts.
    • Send notification to: check this option if you want to be notified of the domain registration with custom registrar.
      - send it to the Trouble Ticket System and/or other email address entered into the empty field.
      - you can CC the mail notification to a number of email addresses. To do it, enter email into the Email field and click Add.
    • Supported tld: enter all TLDs you would like to provide domain registration for with your preferred domain registrar.
    • License Agreement: the text and/or the path to the license that:
      - lists your and registrar's obligations to customers, their obligations to you and the registrar;
      - proves you are a lawful registration service provider.
      This will be shown on the signup forms and domain registration page in the user CP.
    • Warn users about domain expiration this many days in advance: the domains are usually bought for a certain period of time (one or more years). When this time expires the domain is suspended, and if the term of domain name registration is not renewed, the domain is canceled and becomes available for sale to other buyers. Here you can set the number of days before the domain expiration date to remind the user about approaching domain cancelation.
    • Renew domains this many days before domain expiration: number of days before domain expiration to remind the administrator that the domain needs to be renewed.
  5. Click Submit Query. Now the domain registrar connection is created and you can proceed to configuring other registrar connections or associating top level domains with domain registrars.

Related Docs:   Domain Registrar Manager OpenSRS and Asynchronous Domain Registrarion

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