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    whats an API?

    Hiya,

    Sorry this may seem like a dum question but whats an API?

    I keep hearing about it in the threads but I haven't been able to find any information regarding what it is..

    Is there any technical stuff that needs to be known to be a reseller of domains? or is it pretty simple once you get into it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Salsabil

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    advanced programming interface. It can be a set of functions classes or tools to help the programmer use pre-existing elements to decrease programming time.

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    Re: whats an API?

    Originally posted by salsabil
    Is there any technical stuff that needs to be known to be a reseller of domains? or is it pretty simple once you get into it?
    No, you don't need to know programming languages to be a reseller, everything will be done through Control Panel. Some knowledge of domain name system would be enough for you to start.
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    You don't have to be programmer or technically equipped to do this business, though you have to understand the business for your investment sake.
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    Salsabil,

    API = Application Programming Interface.

    Most of the Domain Registrars have a simple interface or template interface that you can use. It allows you to register easily, but does not have a lot of flexability or let you make it look like the rest of your site.

    The API is a set of commands that you embed in your webpages (usually perl or php but some have a .asp interface as well). In a very simplified example the commands would be things like "check domain availability", "register domain" etc.

    Make sense?

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    Originally posted by Neosurge
    advanced programming interface. It can be a set of functions classes or tools to help the programmer use pre-existing elements to decrease programming time.


    Sorry, I just couldn't resist posting that (Maturity? What's that again?). Anyways, Frank said it well.

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    Originally posted by no1v2


    Sorry, I just couldn't resist posting that (Maturity? What's that again?). Anyways, Frank said it well.
    I dont understand what you are talking about? I just tried to help him out...

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    He was just being stupid, dont worry about it

    Cheers,

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    hiya

    thanks for the info everyone

    so does API give more flexibility to make it look more like your homepage?

    you would think i would learn more at uni doing information systems but it seems they haven't taught me much real info

    I can usually pick up languages ok since we do C++, and Java etc but I prefer not to Generally when I finish the programming subjects all i can remember is #include <iostream>

    and p.s. im not a him

    thanks again

    Salsabil

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    Yes,

    the whole purpose of the API is to allow easier integration into your website.



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