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    Please advise how to set up best domain sysem

    hi, I am trying to develop the domain name registration aspect of my business. Here I have described what I already have, want, don't understand, etc. Any suggestions appreciated.

    Current System

    - I am using WHMCS, and an Enom domain reseller account.

    - Clients can login and register domains. They can add hosting if they want. Domains are automatically pointed towards my custom nameservers.

    - Registered domain without hosting display a "server not found" message when viewed.

    - Clients must email me and request authorization code if they wish to transfer away.

    - Transferring to my system leads to errors, and transfer are not successful.


    My Desired Features


    - clients need to be able to put authorization code into form and transfer domain to their account with me.

    - Able to register domain names without getting hosting, which then automatically displays a "coming soon" message when the domain is viewed.

    - Able to login to their account, and point their domain at whatever nameservers they want.


    Suggested System


    - Point all new registered domains towards Enom's nameservers. Set up "default host records" to point unhosted domains to, so that a "coming soon" message appears.

    - Use a WHMCS hook to make DNS management automatic. Since I will be using Enom's nameservers, DNS Management will then supposedly appear in the client's account.




    Questions:


    What are "default host records" and how do I set them up?

    What if somebody registers a domain but doesn't get hosting. Then, later, they get hosting for the domain, do they need to update the namerservers that the domain is pointed at?

    What else do I need to know, and are their any potential issues with the concept I am considering?

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    - clients need to be able to put authorization code into form and transfer domain to their account with me.

    WHMCS does this, I use resellerclub and it supports this feature. Maybe Enoms API doesn't support this feature.

    - Able to register domain names without getting hosting, which then automatically displays a "coming soon" message when the domain is viewed.

    WHMCS will let you sell domains without hosting, look on the order page, it has a domain only option. In terms of a default page, the customer will input their name servers upon registration so is there any need to try setting this function up. If you did you could use your own name servers and set up a vhost to show a 'coming soon' page.

    - Able to login to their account, and point their domain at whatever nameservers they want.
    WHMCS allows name server modification, at least with ResellerClub, I'd have to guess that Enom's API and hence WHMCS's Enoms module supports this.

    What are "default host records" and how do I set them up?

    I guess you're referring to vhosts within the httpd servers configuration file. You'd set a vhost with the domain as the wildcard symbol i.e. * so that any domains not configured on the server show a 'coming soon' page.

    What if somebody registers a domain but doesn't get hosting. Then, later, they get hosting for the domain, do they need to update the namerservers that the domain is pointed at?

    This would be done via WHMCS either by the customer or the admin.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks for the reply. My brain kinda hurts right now . I want to address just one part of this whole situation, before trying to understand other parts.

    When someone goes to your website, and registers a domain, what default nameservers is it registered to? Currently my website uses my own custom nameservers as default for new domain registrations. The Enom API requires domains to be registered to their nameservers in order to allow my customers DNS Management functionality. This seems problematic, as lets say someone registers a domain which is automatically pointed to the Enom nameservers, but then they try to addon the domain to their hosting account, the domain will be pointed to the wrong nameservers. Basically, it seems like I have to choose between the ability to offer DNS management my customers, or having newly registered domains pointing towards my company's nameservers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaatendi View Post
    When someone goes to your website, and registers a domain, what default nameservers is it registered to?
    It'll use whatever nameservers they specify (and if they dont, it'll use yours) - if you want to provide "domain only" clients with enom's dns change your WHMCS settings to use enom's nameservers
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