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Domain name reseller

The Internet is an ever-increasing system that provides new possibilities to gain money on the Web. One of them is to become a domain reseller and sell domain names to end customers, generating revenue from the difference between the wholesale and the retail price of each domain name. 1000's of domain names are registered each and every day, and there are millions of presently active domain names, so this is a blossoming marketing niche that you can become a part of.

Top-Level and Second-Level Domains

A domain name is made of 2 constituents - a top-level domain name (TLD) and a second-level domain name (SLD). If we take, for example, ".com" is the TLD and "domain" is the second-level domain name.

Generic and Country-Code Top-Level Domains

The top-level domain names can be generic or country code. The generic top-level domain names include the most common domain extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .mobi, .info, whereas the ccTLDs consist of two-character abbreviations that denote each country. Examples of country-code Top-Level Domains are .ca, .me, .fr, .es, and so on. Each Top-Level Domain, whether it is a gTLD or a country-code Top-Level Domain, has a Registry - an organization that is responsible for the registrations and sets the preconditions that each particular Top-Level Domain may have, like the length of the registration term or the residency of the registrant. A number of Registrar companies operate under the Registry. These are the companies that in fact sell the domain name to clients and handle all domain resource records.

Gain Revenue From Selling Domain Names

Many Registrars have reseller programs that enable individuals to make money from offering domains to end clients. If you sign up for such a program, you can commence your very own personal Internet business. Commonly, a domain name will be more inexpensive if it is registered via a reseller rather than if it is purchased directly from the Registrar by an end user. The reason is that resellers can contact more people in local communities or countries where the Registrar may not be popular at all. This means more sales for the Registrar, so both parties will make a profit from that. Your profit will be the difference between the price that the user pays and the one that the Registrar requires for the domain registration.

Resell Top-Level Domain Names Under Your Very Own Personal Trademark Name

When you sign up for a domain name reseller program, you will obtain a web site hosting Control Panel where you can choose the prices for the specific TLDs that the Registrar provides. Most firms also offer billing software and design layouts for your web shop, and the automation of the entire procedure combined with the rising demand for domain names make the domain reseller industry so alluring. You will either receive a pre-developed site and avail of the Registrar platform to resell domain names, or they will grant you access to their API (Application Programming Interface) so that you can set up your own personal web site and order form. Usually, you have the opportunity to choose between the 2 options, so it all depends on how expert you are in these things. As a domain name reseller, you will work on behalf of your own personal brand name and not on behalf of the Registrar's.

Earn Profit From Selling Web Hosting Packages Too

A proper supplement to your domain reseller business would be to sell web hosting solutions too. Thus, you can offer a package deal to individuals who wish to create their web site and need both a domain and a hosting package. Certain firms provide such options. With 'ResellersPanel', for example, you can have a VPS or a dedicated server, and they will also give you a domain reseller account and free billing software to charge your clients. You can then offer top-level domain names and shared hosting accounts to clients, and since they provide plenty of diverse domain extensions, you will be able to provide domain and hosting services to customers from all around the world.