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Configuring OpenSRS
(version 2.3 and higher)


Hosts of America 2.3 and higher comes with a Domain Registrar Manager that supports domain registration services with OpenSRS and allows registering domains with OpenSRS. In order for you to provide domain registration services, your hosting provider needs to set up OpenSRS connection that you would be able to use. You can't create your own connections. This document provides step-by-step instructions on how to set default prices for the domain registration services you will offer.


1. Before you start, make sure to have your company info carefully entered, as it will be used as Billing and Tech info for registered domains. With your company info incorrect or incomplete, end users may start encountering problems with domain registration. Company Info is set on the Look&Feel -> Company Info page.

2. Starting from Hosts of America 2.3.1 beta 4, support for .US, .CA, .INFO, and .BIZ domains is provided. For their registration, a user should now enter his/her phone and fax numbers in a special format. Users registering .US and .CA domains would be also asked for some additional information.

Phone/fax format depending on the country of residence:

  • North America: NXX-NXX-XXXX/YYYY;
  • Other countries: +CCC.ZZZZZZZZZZ/YYYY.

Here, N is a digit from 2 to 9, X any digit, YYYY optional extension, CCC country code, ZZZZZZZZZZ phone/fax number inside the country.

Administrators/resellers should also change the format of phone and fax numbers in their Company Info pages.


You can set different domain registration prices in different plans. However, you first need to set default domain registration prices to be applied every time a plan-specific price hasn't been specified.

  1. Log into your admin CP.
  2. Select Domain Registrar in the Settings menu.
  3. Click Define Terms/Prices for the top level domain you'd like to configure.
  4. Set the default prices for various periods:

    These are actual prices for the billing periods, they are not prorated to one year. This means, you need to enter "15 30 45 60 75 90 105 120 135 150", not "15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15".
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 for each TLD.
  6. Now that you have entered default prices, set domain registration prices for individual plans. Warning: If you don't set default or plan-specific prices, end users won't be able to register domains from their control panels.


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