Error from domain wrapper: domain is owned by another user

There is an issue where you delete an domain/subdomain, then you unable to to add back and receive error as below:

Error from domain wrapper: domain is owned by another user.

Solution:

(1) First, check if there is any entry on path as below, if yes, remove it

/usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
/var/cpanel/userdata/username/
/etc
/etc/userdomains
/etc/truesuerdomains

Shortcut, you can use command to grep it

grep “domain.com” *

(2) Check on the DNS if that is exist, remove it if it exist

/scripts/killdns domain

(3) restart the Cpanel service and have a try now

Bingo, should be able to add now 🙂