About Hostfact

HostFact is a adminstration and billing system, designed specifically for the hosting business. The software consists of all the features a hosting company needs: recurring invoices, realtime domain name registration, instant creation of hosting accounts and a client management interface. It offers a fully automated process from order to delivery.

Make use of a product designed specifically for your business and integrates Realtime Register for your domain name registrations!

How to use Realtime Register with Hostfact

HostFact is deployed with Realtime Register integration. In the HostFact settings you can setup your Realtime Register account details, to be able to connect to your account for realtime domain name registrations.

Module features

Supported versions

Hostfact 4.X & 5.X compatible

Handle Management

Improved usability of new ICANN requirements for WHOIS accuracy. Automatic handle synchronization after update registrant details. Improved telephone format handling.

Domain renewal

Manage auto renew settings. Special handling for registries that do not offer explicit renewals.

Integrates with everything

Domain locking/unlocking. Update contact information. Change/modify name server. Support for AuthInfo Code (Domain Authorization Code). ID Protect by default.

Setup and testing

Straightforward and clear error messages. Extensive information on error in debug mode (use only for active debugging). Debug mail: debug messages are sent to specified email address. Testing mode: requires Realtime Register OT&E account. TLS/SSL for API.

Hostfact based synchronization

Optional synchronization of expiration date. Optional synchronization of due date and next invoice date, based on expire date +/- specific number of days. Emails to admin contacts about synchronization updates (status, dates).

Premium domains

Support for premium domain names is integrated and premium prices are dynamically returned after doing a premium domain name lookup. To prevent selling premium domains at regular fees, there is a billable acknowledgment needed to ensure the transaction.

Add-ons

The Realtime Register module comes with add-ons to make it easier to start using Hostfact. When migrating domain names from another registrar, the same add-ons are useable. Realtime Register offers the following add-ons; Import domains and auto-renew status.

Import Domains

Import domains from your Realtime Register account into Hostfact. Domain attributes like expiry date and status will be copied automatically. The importer will match up domain registrant data with existing clients, or create new clients if no match is found.

Auto-renew status

By default, Hostfact handles off all the renewals of domain names by doing a renew manually at a registrar. If you are switching over from another billing/automation software or starting to use Hostfact, it may be convenient that you can change the status at Realtime Register from auto-renew TRUE to auto-renew false with a click on the button.

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