Overview Registrar is a part of The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) - a non-profit organisation (NPO) currently managing various .ZA second level domains, with over 1 000 000 domain name registrations. HostBill allows you to automate ZACR domain provisioning and management.

Activating the module

  1. If the module is included in your HostBill edition you can download it from your client portal.
  2. If the module is not included in your HostBill edition you can purchase it from our marketplace and then download it from the client area.
  3. Once you download the module extract it in the main HostBill directory.
  4. Go to Settings → Modules → Domain Modules, find and activate EPP Registrar module.

Module configuration

Once you activate the module you will be redirected to module configuration page. To configure the activated module you can also go to Settings → Apps → Add New App.

Fill in the configuration fields:

  • Username for - your EPP username for domains
  • Username for - your EPP password for domains, 
    • ... and subsequently usernames & passwords for,,, joburg, capetown, .durban, .africa,
  • Client Certificate - full path to certificate in .pem format for connecting with ZACR EPP interface
  • Test mode - tick if you're using test EPP interface

Use Test Configuration to check if HostBill can connect with EPP

Click on Add New App.

Used ports

For the module to work properly, the port 3121 should be open in the firewall.

Additional module capabilities

Once module connection is set, under Extras → Plugins → EPP Registrar you will get ability to :

  • Check connection Status & current account balance at ZACR
  • Track & debug last Poll Messages from ZACR EPP interface

Configuring TLD & domain prices 

Please see external article to learn how to configure TLDs and domain prices

Configuring customer domain management features

Please see external article to learn how to configure client domain management features.