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IDN integration

Peter Jensen shared this idea 7 years ago

For many years now, IDN has been a natural part of most domaintypes.

For Whmcs the integration of IDN has only started, causing many problems for clients that actually sell IDN related products every day.

The latest response from WHMCS, after we had faced a problem with IDN registration of a simple .COM domain name, was:

"Regrettably IDN are not supported by registrar modules in WHMCS at this

time. Each different registrar has implemented IDNs in a different way

and we need to find a way that is compatible with all of them, which is

proving quite a challenge.

However this is a problem we are always looking for a solution and hope to have implemented at some point in the future."

That response is simply not good enough as we had an almost similar answer 3-4 years ago...

Presently an IDN order through Whmcs even causes misregistrations where Whmcs interprets the punicode wrong and then simply registers a completely different name than wanted and not even a punicode name, leaving you with registred domainnames that are to no use at all...

The least Whmcs could do was to throw such an order out to manual registration instead of just registrering some completely different names than the actually ordered..

Give this the HIGHEST priority - Whmcs clients are having losses and problems because of this BUG in Whmcs.

Comments (7)



Thanks for taking the time to submit this feature request. Which registrar module would be a priority for you in implementing IDN support?


Please, implement this on enom and other larger registrars.


Hello, we need it at enom module ASAP! Thanks.


At bare minimum, even if the WHMCS eNom module could support syncing domains properly, that would be a huge step forward. I can handle manually registering the domains with eNom (though obviously having that automated would be nice as well), but at the moment when you've got a domain in WHMCS and registered at eNom, the behaviour is abismal:

- It shows both for the client and in the admin area that the domain is not registered / not found at the registrar

- Upon domainsync cron, it moves the domain to "Transferred Away"

This is really poor behaviour.


Please implement this asap! Or give us the decoded version of the registrar file, so we can fix it! I promise to share the change with you :)


Still nothing ?

Please solve:



Hi all,

I'm pleased to announce that in v8.0 we have improved International Domain Name support. Enom and ResellerClub support automatic IDN registration, and you'll benefit from robust IDN validation and usability improvements.

Please test it out, and let us know your feedback during the pre-release period.

Beta information: https://beta.whmcs.com

Feature Documentation: https://docs.whmcs.com/International_Domain_Names

Feature spotlight: https://blog.whmcs.com/133640/improved-idn-support-in-whmcs-80

Community Discussion: https://whmcs.community/topic/301978-improved-idn-support-share-your-experience/