Domains: Auto-import & update TLD prices
New feature added to HostBill for domain management allows to automatically import and update TLD prices!
Some of the domain registrars API provide the possibility to import all current prices of all available TLDs. Now you can import the prices to HostBill and add them to your pricing or update current pricing. This way, thank to our new import tool you can save a lot of time and effort! What is more, you can set the profit margin (fixed amount or percentage) individually for registration, renewal, transfer and redemption. The update can be done automatically or manually.
How does it work?
The import tool is available under Extras -> Import services -> Import TLD prices. To proceed with the import first you need to create an import profile that will be connected with chosen domain registrar. For each import profile you can set your default margin added to the imported pricing (percentage or fixed amount). You also need to choose a default product – one of the TLDs that will act as a “source of data” for all items that import can’t automatically determine, such as automation settings, nameservers etc.
For price updates, you can use cron to pull price changes and update related tlds automatically, or use “Update prices with current profile now” button to do so manually at any given time. If the registry does not return registration periods that you currently offer, their prices can be auto-updated based on minimal prices (“Update missing periods” feature). The prices for various TLDs within one profile can be easily modified, which means that you can set margins per chosen TLDs – different than those originally set in the profile. HostBill also allows you to exclude chosen TLD pricing from updates, and keep the pricing set for that TLD in Product Configuration.
You can also choose to fill in missing TLDs, which means that all TLDs that currently are not in your offer will be imported from the registrar.
The new import tool will allows you to fully automate your domain pricing!