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New Order API, sample dedicated to domain names.


  • Bulk product ordering(s)
  • Fast order system
  • Realtime update of prices and promotions
  • Versioned releases, ensure backward compatibility
  • Configuration management
  • Python, PHP samples

Order creation flow



Please take a look at Python-OVH for properly setting up your environment.

These examples assumes an existing configuration with valid application_key, application_secret and consumer_key..

Getting Started

OK, show me the code !

Order a product

At first, you should load the ovh python library, this module assist you with security and token management on top of requests.

import ovh
client = ovh.Client()

Create a cart

Cart is an util that will contain all products you choose to purchase. It is close to a shopping cart in the mall.

Your cart will be saved for 1 day, after that it will desappear. If you plan to delay your billing, setup a further datetime for expire parameter. e.g.: 2015-12-24T01:00:00+00:00 (ISO 8601)

Moreover, developer could give a custom description, like: merryChristmas.

cart ="/order/cart", ovhSubsidiary="FR", description="merryChristmas", _need_auth=False)

Search for a product

Search for a given product from OVH catalog, here we look at domain names.

client.get("/order/cart/{0}/domain".format(cart.get("cartId")), domain="")
        deliveryTime: ""
        offerId: "7555cdb9b1ffbe3447a9f865b56980ad"
        orderable: true
        productId: "domain"
        duration: [
        configurations: [ ]
        phase: "normal"
        quantityMax: 1
        prices: [
                price: {
                    currencyCode: "EUR"
                    text: "2.99 €"
                    value: 2.99
                label: "PRICE"
                price: {
                    currencyCode: "EUR"
                    text: "-2.00 €"
                    value: -2
                label: "DISCOUNT"
                price: {
                    currencyCode: "EUR"
                    text: "0.00 €"
                    value: 0
                label: "FEE"
                price: {
                    currencyCode: "EUR"
                    text: "2.99 €"
                    value: 2.99
                label: "RENEW"
                price: {
                    currencyCode: "EUR"
                    text: "0.99 €"
                    value: 0.99
                label: "TOTAL"

Useful informations:

Orderable pair displays the availablity of a product.

Duration pair shows you, how much time your service will be supplied.

Prices array, will give you interesting price indication.

Add an item

Feel free to add new domain name in your cart, by posting on cart."/order/cart/{0}/domain".format(cart.get("cartId")), domain="")

When multiple offers are available for the same product, for example, when a domain name (like has several offers. You should select a given offer by filling an offerId parametrer : f91eff066710facd6392190dfa8bb5ca. By default, the first offer will be taken.

Bind a cart to your account

At this stage, it saves your cart into your account, this is useful if you are setting up configuration or adding contacts and want to see other details later, without losing it."/order/cart/{0}/assign".format(cart.get("cartId")))

Thanks to assign, when your are authentificated, you are now able to search your cart by description, and modify its content.

client.get("/order/cart", description="merryChristmas")


You will be able to setup some configurations on your domain name during the order process. Please take a look at this guide for more informations.

Let's checkout

This step generates an ovh sales-order ready to bill. As a developer, you might be interest to run this as a dry run, to check if everything is fine.

salesorder = client.get("/order/cart/{0}/checkout".format(cart.get("cartId")))

And finally,

salesorder ="/order/cart/{0}/checkout".format(cart.get("cartId")))

A sales-order URL will be displayed to continue your billing process.

Automatisation of payment procedure

Once your cart has been checked out, you will be able to automate the payment of your sales-order. This procedure requires that you had enough funds on your prepaid account (OVH account or fidelity account).

order = client.get("/me/order/{0}/availableRegisteredPaymentMean".format(salesorder.get("orderId")))

This API call will give you a list of the different payment means available for you to pay this order. null value indicates that the order can't be paid with that payment mean.


order ="/me/order/{0}/payWithRegisteredPaymentMean".format(salesorder.get("orderId")))

payWithRegisteredPaymentMean enables you to validate your order with payment from a prepaid account. The delivery of your order will start to be processed by our robots.

Quick samples

Search for a name on featured TLDs

import ovh
client = ovh.Client()

# retrieve all extension that you can order
extensions = client.get("/domain/data/extension", country="FR")

# creating a new cart
cart ="/order/cart", ovhSubsidiary="FR")
domain = "MY-DOMAIN-NAME."

# get availability for featured extensions
for extension in extensions[0:10]:
    result = client.get("/order/cart/{}/domain".format(cart.get("cartId")), domain=domain+extension)
    if result[0].get("orderable"):
        print(domain+extension + " is available")
        print(domain+extension + " is NOT available")


  • Eligibility: mandatory conditions or documents to order a product.

  • Offer : a business plan for a dedicated product.

  • TLD : Top Level domain, e.g: .COM, .FR.

  • Phase: A phase is a special period when a limited group is able to register a given domain name.

  • Pair: A pair is a Key Value field inside a JSON object {}.

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