API and Module FAQs

Who should use DN pilot's Web Control Panel?

Every customer and reseller should be using the Control Panel to some degree.  Some important account-related functions are only available through the Control Panel, these include the following:

  • Modifying account details that include passwords and contact information
  • Submitting support tickets through the provided support ticket system
  • Access to special tools like domain and marketing tools
  • Configure custom account settings like selecting default nameservers for new registrations.
  • Adding money to your account to allow transactions that require funds.

I am not a reseller, how can the Control Panel benefit me?

The Control Panel is DN pilot's complete and comprehensive tool for any customer and reseller.  Not only does the Control Panel give you access to account details and configurations, but it also allows users to register, renew, transfer, and manage their domains as well as purchase SSL certificates and virtual servers.  Through the Control Panel, specialized services like domain pre-registration and domain backordering are also available.  Essentially, customers should be using the Control Panel for all their needs.   

Can the Control Panel be used to run my reseller business?

DN Pilot's Control Panel was designed to provide all the tools and services necessary to run a reseller business.  First and foremost, the Control Panel is completely white-label with all its interfaces and messaging in plain non-branded format.  Resellers typically customize the Control Panel's style, colors and logo so that their customers will only see the reseller's brand upon registration.  Everything from account management, registering domains, managing domains, creating pricing plans, creating customers as well as managing them has been built into the Control Panel.  Typically, smaller resellers that need little or some branding customization use the Control Panel to run their domain business. 

What is WHMCS and what is the WHMCS module used for?

WHMCS is one of the Internet's most popular billing, invoicing, client management, and client support systems for online businesses.  The entire WHMCS platform fully automates customer signup, creation of sellable products and services, an online ordering system, and even some service provisioning.  WIth WHMCS, potential resellers can have a professional online business within minutes.  One of the most powerful features of WHMCS are the third-party modules, that instantly add specialized functionality to any WHMCS installation.  The DN Pilot WHMCS module adds a vast selection of TLDs along with one of the fastest domain and whois search engines to any domain reseller using WHMCS.   

What is AWBS and what is the AWBS module used for?

AWBS is one of the Internet's most popular billing, invoicing, client management, and client support systems for online businesses.  The entire AWBS platform fully automates customer signup, creation of sellable products and services, an online ordering system, and even some service provisioning.  WIth AWBS, potential resellers can have a professional online business within minutes.  One of the most powerful features of AWBS is the third party modules, that instantly add specialized functionality to any AWBS installation.  The DN Pilot AWBS module adds a vast selection of TLDs along with one of the fastest domain and whois search engines to any domain reseller using AWBS.  

When should a reseller consider using online billing and client management platforms like WHMCS or AWBS?

DN Pilot's Control Panel provides resellers all the functionality and control they would need, however, there are limits to its customization and branding.  For resellers that want a highly customizable and brandable interface for their own customers, both the WHMCS and AWBS would be a better solution.  Though these solutions do have a base cost to them and typically have a yearly maintenience fee, the benefits completely outweight the costs.  

Who should be using DN Pilot's powerful APIs

Resellers and customers that have an existing platorm and have engineering resources to utilize should consider using DN Pilot's APIs.  Large customers use the APIs to connect and process transactions with DN Pilot.

Where can I get the DN Pilot API documents?

All DN Pilot API documentation is available through the Control Panel.  Please login to your account and navigate to Tools > API LIbrary > API Manuals.