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InterNetX Domain Plugin for WHMCS is a registrar module which allows you to offer InterNetX domains to your customers. It also allows complex management of ordered domains from both client area and admin area.
Features and Compatibility
Admin Area Features
- Register Domain
- Transfer Domain IN
- Renew Domain
- Manage Contact Details
- Get EPP Authinfo Code
- Delete Domain
- Transfer Domain OUT (ACK/NACK)
- Domain Addon Management
- Synchronization Of Expired/Transferred Domains
- Synchronization Of Expiry Dates
Client Area Features
- Renew Domain
- Enable Autorenew
- Get/Modify Nameservers
- Enable ID Protection (Whois Privacy Service)
- Manage Contacts Details
- DNS Management
- Email Forwarding
- Domain Forwarding
- Get EPP Authinfo Code
- Change Owner
Supports WHMCS V7 and later
- automated .CA Registration not working (manual processing via AutoDNS Frontend is possible after the WHMCS order arrived)
- automated .HK Registration not working (manual processing via AutoDNS Frontend is possible after the WHMCS order arrived)
- Domain OwnerChange for certain TLDs like .EU is not working with WHMCS. (If the OwnerChange is not working with WHMCS the changes can be done manually in the AutoDNS Webinterface.)
- Domain Transfer including OwnerChange(TRADE) for certain TLDs like .EU is not working with WHMCS. (If the Domain Transfer including OwnerChange is not working with WHMCS the Trade can be done manually in the AutoDNS Webinterface.)
Installation and Configuration
In this section we will show you how to properly install and configure your InterNetX Domain Plugin for WHMCS.
1. Order the WHMCS Domain Plugin at "Optional Services" in the AutoDNS customer center. A contract addon is required, after signing you will receive the Plugin by email.
2. Upload files to your server into your root WHMCS directory.
3. Duplicate dist.additionaldomainfields.php file located at the /resources/domains/ directory to additionaldomainfields.php and add code below at the end of the file:
(This will add domain extensions for the domain plugin and will overwrite some of the standard WHMCS extensions that are not required.)
4. Now, you have to set up your contact details. At the Setup > General Settings > Domains. Uncheck "Use Clients Details" checkbox, fill contact details and press Save Changes.
5. In order to proceed, go to the Setup > Product/Services > Domain Registrars, find InterNetX and press Activate next to it.
6. Now, enter your API access details, API URL and default nameservers.
- Afterwards, press Save Changes button.
- The regular API URL is: https://gateway.autodns.com/
- The default nameservers for AutoDNS are: a/b/c/d.ns14.net
(if you are using virtual nameservers from InterNetX please update /modules/registars/InterNetX/classes/class.InternetX_API.php and change the two "ns14.net" entries to your own virtual nameserver domain)
- The default context for AutoDNS is 4.
- If you are using Personal AutoDNS please use your exclusive URL and the context number you have received.
- Auto Delete: Do not activate this option unless you are instructed to do so! Else the feature will result in double renewals and costs for domains!
- Admin Contact: Acti as OwnerC and AdminC into Whois. Else the Client will only be OwnerC.
It is also possible to use the AutoDNS Demo System for testing and implementation, if you need access to the AutoDNS Demo System (Sandbox) please contact email@example.com. The sandbox nameservers are ns1/ns2.demo.autodns.com
To use the AutoDNS Demo System please activate "Test Mode".
Congratulations! You have just finished the initial installation and configuration of the module.
Your clients will be able to order domains as soon as you set up TLDS for your desired extensions.
1. In order to start, go to the Setup > Products/Services > Domain Pricing.
2. Fill TLD, choose additional features like DNS Management and select InterNetX from Auto Registration dropdown menu if you wish a fully automated registration of your client's orders.
Press Save Changes to add this TLD to your system.
Now, it is time to set up pricing. To do so, press Open Pricing in Pricing column. New window will open, please make sure your browser does not block PopUps.
3. Here you can set up pricing for registering, transferring and renewing domains using created TLD.
Press Save Changes to finish.
4. Setup of AutoDNS User Profile: In addition you have to set up your AutoDNS User Profile with additional information once.
Go to "User Management" > "User Configuration" > "User Profile"
The tabs "IRTP", "Verification" and "TMCH" should show the Reseller's Company Name and Support email address.
After configuring the TLD and the AutoDNS User Profile you can start ordering the first domain.
Go to Client Area and chose Domains > Register a New Domain:
Next to basic actions
The InterNetX Domain Plugin for WHMCS allows you to perform various actions on your client’s domains.
In addition to basic actions (Register, Transfer, Renew and Modify Contact Details) you are able to carry out functions such as Get EEP Authinfo Code, Request Delete, Transfer OUT ACK and Transfer Out NACK.
Your client can manage all relevant aspects of their domain. In this section we will show the available features. On the domain’s details page your client can view basic details of his domain and order it's renewal.
In the Auto Renew tab you are able to enable/disable the Auto Renew functionality.
Disabling Auto Renew will result in an automated deletion of the domain on the expiration date! If you reactivate Auto Renew the delete order will be removed again.
You can also change the domain’s nameservers, this can be done in the Nameservers tab.
At the Addons tab you can manage addons ordered along with a domain.
In the Addons tab you can manage addons ordered along with a domain.
- ID Protection allows you to activate and deactivate the Whois Privacy Service.
- DNS Host Record Management allows you to manage the DNS Entries for the domain.
- Email Forwarding allows you to redirect email addresses to other external email addresses.
The InterNetX Domain Plugin for WHMCS also allows you to modify the whois contact details. The only limitation here is you cannot change the first and last name.
SchlundTech allows you to set up email forwarding if you have.
DNS Management addon enables you to manage the DNS records of your domain.
InterNetX allows to set up email forwarding if you have ordered the InterNetX Redirector service. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Redirector service activated.
To activate email forwarding the MX record of the domain must be set to a hostname that points to IP address 126.96.36.199 in the DNS entry!
You can easily receive your domain’s EPP Authinfo Code, simply go to the Management Tool > Get EPP Code.
Additionally, you can easily set up domain forwarding. Go to Management Tools > Manage Domain Forwarding:
InterNetX allows to set up domain forwarding if you have ordered the InterNetX Redirector service. Please contact email@example.com to get the Redirector service activated.
The Domain/Subdomain Forwarding requires a change of the A-Record in the DNS entry. Please set the A-Record for the domain/subdomain to the IP Address 188.8.131.52 in order to get Domain Forwarding activated.
You can also change the domain owner.
The InterNetX WhoisProxy acts as a singular intermediatery which accesses the various whois servers of the registries, thereby saving users the effort of sending whois queries to every whois server.
Whoisproxy integration into WHMCS
How to change the Whois Server in WHMCS:
Example TLD List
The list of available TLDs will change from time to time especially with new gTLDs being introduced nearly every week!
The whois server list is located at: /resources/domains/whois.json
You can edit the whois file according to your needs and overwrite the regular WHMCS whois configuration per TLD.
Example list of TLDs and Whois Servers:
A complete list of all available WhoisProxy TLDs can be retrieved using the following command:
whois -h whois.autodns3.de tld
Additional Feature For InterNetX WHMCS Domain Registrar: Premium Domains
The Premium Domains module adds premium domain functionality inside the existing InterNetX WHMCS Domain Registrar module.
The premium domain feature requires using the WhoisProxy!
To use the premium domain function, our WhoisProxy is mandatory.
If the lookup provider is changed, all Whois Queries including non premium Domains, will be executed via the WhoisProxy.
Please contact our Sales Team(firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive access to the WhoisProxy.
- Go to Admin Area of your WHMCS.
- Go to Setup > Addon Modules and activate "InterNetX Premium Domains Addon".
- There is no need to configure the addon, just click "Activate" button.
- Go to Setup > Products/Services > Domain Pricing, and change your Lookup Provider to "InterNetX" by clicking on "Change" button in "Lookup Provider" section:
Then select "InterNetX" from all lookup providers list:
Please make sure that the premium domain button is set to "ON":
window to allow user enter
The Premium Domains module allows the user to set his own price for each premium domain class. To do this you have to:
Click "Configure" button in the premium domains section:
The module will change the "Configure Premium Domains Levels" window to allow the user to enter and save their premium domains classes.
Enter premium domain class names inside text fields and save them into database by clicking "Save" button:
Premium domian classes can also be deleted from the database by clicking on "Delete" button:
After adding a premium domain class to the database, the user has the possibility to configure it's pricing by clicking on the "Configure" button:
In the next window the user can set the Register, Transfer, and Renewal prices for selected price class, and save it into the database by clicking the "Save" button:
From now on if a premium domain will be detected by the WHMCS Domain Registrar the price will be taken from the database and set in the "Client Area" during the domain registration process.
In "Configure Premium Domain Pricing" the user can only configure pricing for a one year period, because WHMCS does not allow users to register premium domains for longer than one year.
In this same window only one currency is available because WHMCS and the Premium Domains module automatically recalculates prices to other currencies based on the current currency rate.
When a user wants to disable register/renew/transfer prices of domain just type "0" (zero) in the appropriate premium domain pricing field.
Important note about renew prices:
When you are in the "Client Area" and go to: Domains > My Domains and click "Renew" button on the left, the action bar displaying the renew prices of premium domains will not change. WHMCS does not support changing prices in this place.
Additional information about Custom Client Area Forms and Custom Localistation:
Custom Forms in Client Area
- Email Forwarding → /modules/registrars/InterNetX/domainForwarding.tpl
- Domain Redirect → /modules/registrars/InterNetX/domainForwarding.tpl
- Owner Change → /modules/registrars/InterNetX/changeOwner.tpl
Changes to Design and Localisation can be done here, but Localisation should be done by using Language Tags.
Custom Localisation via Language Tags
Your will find language Tags all over WHMCS, we are using separated "internetx" Language Tags to make it visible who made the localisation
Language Tags beginning with "$LANG.internetx" are located in
These individual Language Tags can be changed as needed.
Other Language Tags like "$LANG.clientareacancel" without the "internetx" are WHMCS Language Tags.
They can also be overwritten by inserting $LANG.clientareacancel in /lang/overrides/xxxxx.php
e.g. if you do not like the Button "Cancel" in your Client Area forms, because the button does not cancel but does undo, you simply can override $LANG.clientareacancel from "Cancel" to "Undo Changes" in /lang/overrides/english.php
Localisation of Domain Extensions
Some TLDs require additional data, e.g. a VAT Number or a Passport number.
These Extensions are managed in a separate file and are not translated on purpose:
If you want to translate these extension names you can either create own Language Tags or change it directly in InterNetX_additionaldomainfields.php if you are only offering one single language for your customers.
$additionaldomainfields[".ru"] = array("Name" => "ID Card Number".......
After the initial " array("Name" => " is the localisation, you can change "ID Card Number" to "ID Number" as you like it.
Last updated: 02-08-2019