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Troubleshooting Invalid Domain Name Provided Messages


After applying the 7.7 update, you may encounter a situation whereby the Choose a Domain... step of the ordering process reports Invalid domain name provided response when selecting the I will use my existing domain option.


WHMCS Version 7.7 adds extra validation to help ensure that the own domain field is completed properly by clients. This is done by:

  1. Examining at the TLD Pricing configured in your WHMCS installation
  2. If no match is found, the list of whois servers is also checked


To allow a customer to enter their TLD in this field (in this example, either record must exist.

1. Instructions for adding the TLD and pricing is located at

2. Instructions for adding a custom whois server is located at

Once the TLD is added to either location, it can be used in this field.