This quick article will explain how to get access to the RRPproxy API and also how to get the registrar running inside DesktopCatcher. Keep in mind, RRPproxy is not available for individuals. In order to get an RRPproxy account you will need to have a registered business. Proof of this will be needed during the setup process. If that works for you then continue reading and I’ll explain all the steps for getting the RRPproxy API drop catcher enabled and running!
Step 1) The first step is to visit RRPproxy and signup for a new account. When signing up you will notice a box for an “additional comment.” I would suggest adding a comment there and letting them know you plan on using the API. If you don’t tell them you will need API access and your volume isn’t high enough then your application may be referred to one of their partners.
Step 2) Your application will be reviewed and you should receive an email from them within a couple of days. If accepted, you will be sent a Reseller Agreement, Information Form and a Non-Disclosure agreement which will all need to be signed and returned. Along with that, you will also need to send them back proof of commercial establishment which can be an excerpt from a commercial register or a trade license. Once this information is sent back to them they will setup your account and send the details over to you.
Step 3) Now that you have received your login credentials you will want to login and change your password. To do this just login and visit “Account” -> “Settings” -> “Passwords”.
Step 4) The next step is to activate the zones (extensions) that you plan on drop catching. Inside RRPproxy – Hover over Account and then select Zones & prices. From here, you will need to click the lightening bolt (activate) icon next to each extension you plan on using with RRPproxy. This step is important and you won’t be able to register the domain if the zone is not activated!
Step 5) Now, you will need to pre-deposit some funds into your RRPproxy account. Click the Finances menu at the top and then select Charge Account. From here you can deposit by either credit card (minimum $132.35 USD) or paypal (minimum $75.00 Euro).
Step 6) You’re just about ready to go! Now, open DesktopCatcher and visit Settings -> API Settings -> RRPproxy -> Key and put in your username plus the password you just set. Complete the other fields and press Submit button to store them.
That’s it! You’re now all done and ready to go with RRPproxy and DesktopCatcher. Just check and enable the RRPproxy box under the API Drop Catcher and load some domain names to begin chasing. Happy drop catching!
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