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Resell .al domains

start-a-new-business-resell-al-domainsThe .al Domain Reseller Program allows established ventures to integrate Albanian domain registration services seamlessly into their existing websites and services.

This program is for those looking for the best prices, best service from a .al Domain Registrar. Host.al has a range of solutions including a Web-based Reseller Interface and an API/template system to make it a snap for you to get started.

We support WHMCS and BoxBilling, let us know if you are using any of the two and we will provide you with the full API. Even if you use another domain-registration software, in a matter of minutes, you can easily integrate private-labelled real-time domain name registration services right into your own Web site!
API Introduction
The Domains Reseller API allows you to interact with our system programmatically from your own WHMCS or solution of choice.
Using the API you are able to perform actions such as:
• Register Domain
• Transfer Domain
• Renew Domain
• Modify Contact Details
• Get/Modify Nameservers

Domains Reseller Request/Response Data Format:
In requests, Domains Reseller accepts query parameters.
API response is sent in JSON data format.

Authentication:
API key and email address is required for authentication.
These details are given by provider.

URL:

RegisterDomain:

This command is used to send a Register command to the registrar.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name
regperiod Number Yes Registration period
nameserver1 String No First nameserver
nameserver2 String No Second nameserver
nameserver3 String No Third nameserver
nameserver4 String No Fourth nameserver
nameserver5 String No Fifth nameserver
dnsmanagement Number No Enables dns management for this domain
emailforwarding Number No Enables email forwarding for this domain
idprotection Number No Enables id protection for this domain
firstname String Yes First name of the user
lastname String Yes Last name of the user
address1 String Yes First part of user address
address2 String No Second part of user address
city String Yes City of the user
state String Yes State/Province of the user
postcode String Yes Postal/ZIP Code of the user
country String Yes Country of the user
phonenumber String Yes Phone number in the format +NNN.NNNNNNNNNN
email String Yes Email address of the user
adminfirstname String No First name of the admin user
adminlastname String No Last name of the admin user
adminaddress1 String No First part of admin user address
adminaddress2 String No Second part of admin user address
admincity String No City of the admin user
adminstate String No State/Province of the admin user
adminpostcode String No Postal/ZIP Code of the admin user
admincountry String No Country of the admin user
adminphonenumber String No Phone number in the format +NNN.NNNNNNNNNN
adminemail String No Email address of the admin user
domainfields String No A base64 encoded serialized array of the TLD specific field values

 

 

TransferDomain

This command is used to send a Transfer command to the registrar.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name
transfersecret String No Domain authorization code
regperiod Number Yes Registration period
nameserver1 String No First nameserver
nameserver2 String No Second nameserver
nameserver3 String No Third nameserver
nameserver4 String No Fourth nameserver
nameserver5 String No Fifth nameserver
dnsmanagement Number No Enables dns management for this domain
emailforwarding Number No Enables email forwarding for this domain
idprotection Number No Enables id protection for this domain
firstname String Yes First name of the user
lastname String Yes Last name of the user
address1 String Yes First part of user address
address2 String No Second part of user address
city String Yes City of the user
state String Yes State/Province of the user
postcode String Yes Postal/ZIP Code of the user
country String Yes Country of the user
phonenumber String Yes Phone number in the format +NNN.NNNNNNNNNN
email String Yes Email address of the user
adminfirstname String No First name of the admin user
adminlastname String No Last name of the admin user
adminaddress1 String No First part of admin user address
adminaddress2 String No Second part of admin user address
admincity String No City of the admin user
adminstate String No State/Province of the admin user
adminpostcode String No Postal/ZIP Code of the admin user
admincountry String No Country of the admin user
adminphonenumber String No Phone number in the format +NNN.NNNNNNNNNN
adminemail String No Email address of the admin user
domainfields String No A base64 encoded serialized array of the TLD specific field values

 

 

RenewDomain

This command is used to send a Renew command to the registrar.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name
regperiod Number Yes Registration period

 

 

GetNameservers

This command is used to obtain the nameservers of a domain.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name

 

 

SaveNameservers

This command is used to update the nameservers of a domain.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name
nameserver1 String No First nameserver
nameserver2 String No Second nameserver
nameserver3 String No Third nameserver
nameserver4 String No Fourth nameserver
nameserver5 String No Fifth nameserver

 

 

GetContactDetails

This command is used to perform a whois lookup on a specified domain.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name

 

SaveContactDetails

his command is used to update the contact information on a domain.

Request Parameters

Name Type Required? Description
sld String Yes Domain name
tld String Yes Suffix attached to domain name
contactdetails Array Yes

 

.al domain registration distribution among registrars

While there might be speculations on the market share for .al domain, below are some figures* from February 2014.
Total Domains Registrar  Domains Registered Total zone percentage Percentage for Registrary only
REGISTRY-AKEP
5957 45,68  N/A
REG-HOSTAL 4499 34,50 63,51
REG-W* 1384 10,61 19,53
REG-K* 616 4,72 8,69
REG-S* 506 3,88 7,14
REG-ALBTELECOM 78 0,59 1,10
Total number of .al domains
13040
Domains registered by Registrars 7083

 

As one might notice, the Registry has the most of the registrations while serving as a registry and a registrar (something we hope to change soon so the service to the customers can also improve). Considering that the registry has been active since 1998 and that the Registrar have been granted the status only on July last year, the numbers are to be expected to shift in favor of the Registrars. The role of the registry should be limited to the regulations and other monitoring activity and it is expected that in the future the reStatisticsgistry will resign from registrar operations.

You can find some numbers around in the Registrar’s websites and claims like 60% of marketshare for .al(!?) Well all the registrars together barely cover 55% of the registrarions. And if we would like to calculate the market share without the Registry, than there is only one registrar over 63% (as one might reasonable expect).

It is interesting to notice that AlbTelecom, the National Telecommunication Operator has entered the Domain Registrar Market and has only a limited number of domains. This might have been an internal move to protect some of their domains as well.

Here at Host.al, we are thankful to all our clients who chose us as their registrar. We cover quite a good marketshare thanks to our clients and the reseller companies which work with us.

* Numbers presented are not official. Have been calculated by interviews and statistics on the websites of registrars. There is a margin of 4-5% error.

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