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How do I register a URL handler for the sip: protocol in Windows?

Most VOIP software, such as Skype or X-Lite will register itself as a protocol handler when you install it. The first thing to do is to check that you don't already have a suitable handler for the protocol registered.

If you do need to register a protocol handler you must edit the Windows registry. One way to do this is create a simple text file with the extension .reg and then double click on it.

The file should contain something like this:


@="URL:sip Protocol"
"URL Protocol"=""



@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Application\\program.exe\" \"%1\""

You should replace C:\\Program Files\\Application\\program.exe with the path to you chosen application. The double slashes are required.

You could also achieve this by using regedit. You can use HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http as an example.

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