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Domain name reseller

The World Wide Web is an ever-flourishing system that offers new options to gain cash on the Web. One of these ways is to become a domain name reseller and offer domain names to end users, generating profit from the difference between the wholesale and the retail cost of each domain name. 1000's of domain names are registered each day, and there are 1 000 000's of presently active domain names, so this is an increasing marketing niche that you can become engaged in.

TLDs and SLDs

A domain name is composed of two parts - a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). If we take domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the SLD.

Generic and Country-Code Top-Level Domain Names

The TLDs can be generic or country code. The generic top-level domain names include the most conventional domain extensions like .com, .net, .org, .mobi, .info, while the country-code Top-Level Domains are made of two-character abbreviations that signify each country. Instances of country-code Top-Level Domains are .ca, .me, .fr, .es, and so on. Each TLD, whether it is a generic or a country-code TLD, has a Registry - an organization that manages the registrations and sets the requirements that each particular Top-Level Domain may include, among them the duration of the registration period or the residency of the registrant. A number of Registrar companies operate under the Registry. These are the companies that in fact offer the domain name to customers and handle all domain records.

Gain Money From Reselling Domains

Plenty of Registrars have reseller programs that allow individuals to earn money from offering domains to end users. If you subscribe to such a program, you can start your very own personal electronic business. Generally, a domain will cost less if it is registered through a reseller rather than if it is obtained directly from the Registrar by an end customer. The reason is that resellers can contact more customers in local communities or states where the Registrar may not be known whatsoever. This means more sales for the Registrar, so both parties will take advantage of that. Your profit will be the difference between the price that the user pays and the one that the Registrar imposes for the domain name registration.

Offer Top-Level Domain Names Under Your Own Personal Brand Name

When you subscribe to a domain reseller program, you will acquire a site hosting Control Panel where you can select the prices for the specific TLDs that the Registrar provides. Most firms also provide invoice software and website layouts for your web store, and the automation of the whole procedure combined with the proliferating demand for domain names render the domain reseller industry so alluring. You will either have a pre-made site and avail of the Registrar platform to sell domains, or they will grant you access to their API (Application Programming Interface) so that you can create your own personal website and form for placing orders. Traditionally, you have the opportunity to pick between the two alternatives, so it all revolves around how experienced you are in these affairs. As a domain name reseller, you will operate under your own personal brand and not under the Registrar's brand.

Gain Money From Providing Web Site Hosting Services As Well

A reasonable addition to your domain name reseller business would be to sell web hosting accounts as well. Thus, you can offer a package deal to persons who would like to launch their online portal and demand both a domain and a website hosting account. Some firms have such options. With 'ResellersPanel', for example, you can buy a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server, and they will also offer you a domain name reseller account and cost-free billing management software to bill your clients. You can then sell domain names and shared hosting plans to customers, and since they provide many different domain name extensions, you will be able to offer domain name and hosting services to clients from all over the world.