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Hide EPP code (domain transfer) if invoice due

Tapeix shared this idea 1 year ago
Currently Declined

Hide the EPP code if an invoice is due. This feature is important since I have lost a handful of customers because they have 'stolen' the EPP code from our system while they didn't paid for the hosting, nor anything else. While hosting isn't *really* important, an unique domain can be. By having the ability to keep a clients domain to yourself until they have paid, it could dramatically reduce the amount of fraud.

Please add this feature to WHMCS!

Comments (4)

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Yes, also if any service is suspended !

I believe there is a way to do it through template mod, but this should be standard (just like you cannot manage a domain if not active)

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ICANN prohibits holding domains for outstanding payments, UNLESS the outstanding payment is for the domain's previous registration term.

But you cannot, for example, keep someone from transferring a domain name if they owe you for hosting, or anything like that.

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Actually, this topic should probably be closed, because the request, as described above, goes against ICANN's transfer guidelines, found here: http://archive.icann.org/en/transfers/policy-12jul04.htm (Specifically Section 3)

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Due to the ICANN requirements identified by Sherwinn, I am marking this request as currently declined.

Per the link below, scenarios when the requested change of registrar may not be denied include, but are not limited to:

  • Nonpayment for a pending or future registration period
  • No response from the Registered Name Holder or Administrative Contact.
  • Domain name in Registrar Lock Status, unless the Registered Name Holder is provided with the reasonable opportunity and ability to unlock the domain name prior to the Transfer Request.
  • Domain name registration period time constraints, other than during the first 60 days of initial registration or during the first 60 days after a registrar transfer.
  • General payment defaults between Registrar and business partners / affiliates in cases where the Registered Name Holder for the domain in question has paid for the registration.