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Domain Registrar Plugin Development Guide

 April 15, 2021     0 Comments

A domain registrar plugin allows Clientexec to automatically register, renew and manage domain names.

We have created a sample domain registrar module that should be used as a starting point: https://github.com/clientexec/sample-registrar

Naming Convention

The name of the plugin directory MUST be all lower case, and alphanumeric, such as sample.

The name of the plugin file, and the plugin class MUST start with Plugin, followed by the name of the directory with ONLY the first letter capitalized, such as PluginSample

Features

Each domain registrar plugin can define certain features to be available or not.

  • nameSuggest - If the domain registrar supports name suggestions.
  • importDomains - If this plugin can import already registered domains from the domain registrar.
  • importPrices - If this plugin can import TLDs and prices from the domain registrar.

public $features = [
    'nameSuggest' => true,
    'importDomains' => true,
    'importPrices' => true,
];

Configuration

Each domain registrar plugin must have a getVariables() function which will define certain options. The function must return an array of values.

public function getVariables()
{
    $variables = [
        'Name' => [
            'type' => 'hidden',
            'description' => 'Used by CE to show plugin',
            'value' => 'Sample'
        ],
        'Description' => [
            'type' => 'hidden',
            'description' => 'Description viewable by admin in server settings',
            'value' => 'Sample Server Plugin'
        ],
        'Text Field' => [
            'type' => 'text',
            'description' => 'Text Field Description',
            'value' => 'Default Value',
        ],
        'Encrypted Text Field' => [
            'type' => 'text',
            'description' => 'Encrypted Text Field Description',
            'value' => '',
            'encryptable' => true
        ],
        'Password Text Field' => [
            'type' => 'password',
            'description' => 'Encrypted Password Field Description',
            'value' => '',
            'encryptable' => true
        ],
        'Text Area' => [
            'type' => 'textarea',
            'description' => 'Text Area Description',
            'value' => 'Default Value',
        ],
        'Yes / No' => [
            'type' => 'yesno',
            'description' => 'Yes / No Description',
            'value' => '1',
        ],
        'Actions' => [
            'type' => 'hidden',
            'description' => 'Current actions that are active for this plugin (when a domain isn\'t registered)',
            'value'=>'Register'
        ],
        'Registered Actions' => [
            'type' => 'hidden',
            'description' => 'Current actions that are active for this plugin (when a domain is registered)',
            'value'=>'Renew (Renew Domain),DomainTransferWithPopup (Initiate Transfer),SendTransferKey (Send Auth Info),Cancel'
        ],
        'Registered Actions For Customer' => [
            'type' => 'hidden',
            'description' => 'Current actions that are active for this plugin (when a domain is registered)',
            'value' => 'SendTransferKey (Send Auth Info)'
        ]
    ];

    return $variables;
}

Error Handling

Throwing a CE_Exception will display the error message to the client/admin.

Functions

The following is a list of minimal functions for a domain registrar plugin. Additional functions may be created, and assigned to the "Actions" (for admin) or "Registered Actions For Customer" (for client side) array.

getTLDsAndPrices

Called when importing TLDs and Prices from the domain registrar.

checkDomain

Called when checking if a domain is available for registration or not.

doDomainTransferWithPopup

Called when initiating a domain transfer from admin that requires an EPP Code.

doRegister

Called when registering a domain.

doRenew

Called when renewing a domain.

getTransferStatus

Called when checking the status of a transfer order.

getContactInformation

Called when getting the contact information of a domain.

setContactInformation

Called when updating/setting contact information of a domain.

getNameServers

Called when getting name servers of a domain.

setNameServers

Called when setting the name servers of a domain.

getGeneralInfo

Called to get general information on the domain, such as expiration date.

fetchDomains

Called when importing domains from the domain registrar.

disablePrivateRegistration

Called when disabling ID Protect.

setAutorenew

Called when updating auto renew.

getRegistrarLock

Called to get if the domain is locked or not.

doSetRegistrarLock

Called to update the lock status of a domain.

doSendTransferKey

Called to send the transfer key to the registrant.

getDNS

Called to get host/dns records of the domain.

setDNS

Called to update/set host records of the domain.

getEPPCode

Called to show the EPP code in the client and admin UI.

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