I have my system tied into authorizenet so by the time I get notified the CC transaction is in the batch waiting until a predefined time for it to process.
Domain registration happens imediately on the back end of the cc authorization. I do eat a domain every now or then due to fraud, but since I stopped taking non-us orders (please don't flame me for this, if you knew the charge back expenses you would have too) and implemented positive AVS and CVV2 screening, this has almost come to a stop.
I review open orders 4-5 times a day (some folks do MUCH better than that. To set up an account, I simply select from a drop down which box it goes on, and then click submit. The account is created, and a couple clicks later, the billing in is entered into my billing system.
Probably more bragging here then help, but it does give you an idea what can be done with some work. I've read some posts where folks have gotten it much simpler than even my setupl.
Originally posted by rlynch if u dont mind, waht software/programs are u using?
The back-end server side is written in "C". Most of the data that is not absolutely required to be in system files are stored in a MySql DB. The web-interface is written in Cold Fusion. Someday, I'll port it to PHP which I now believe to be more robust.
I suspect that the panels discussed here are better, but I started mine years ago before I knew that there was other stuff available.
If I were starting out now, I would probably buy one.