Domain name reseller
The Internet is an ever-developing community that offers new possibilities to gain money online. One of these ways is to be a domain reseller and sell domains to end customers, gaining profit from the difference between the wholesale and the retail cost of each domain name. Thousands of domains are registered every day, and there are millions of currently active domain names, so this is a blooming marketing niche that you can become involved in.
Top-Level and Second-Level Domains
A domain is made of 2 entities - a Top-Level Domain (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If we take domain.com, for example, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the second-level domain name.
Generic and Country-Code Top-Level Domain Names
The Top-Level Domains can be generic or country code. The generic TLDs include the most widely used domain name extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .mobi, .info, while the country-code top-level domain names include two-character abbreviations that represent each country. Examples of country-code top-level domain names are .ca, .me, .fr, .es, and so on. Each Top-Level Domain, whether it is a gTLD or a country-code TLD, has a Registry - an institution that handles the registrations and determines the requirements that each specific Top-Level Domain may include, like the length of the registration period or the citizenship of the registrant. A number of Registrar companies work under the Registry. These are the firms that in fact sell the domain name to customers and manage all DNS resource records.
Make Money From Reselling Domains
Many Registrars have reseller programs that permit individuals to gain profit from selling domains to end clients. If you subscribe to such a program, you can establish your very own personal e-business. Regularly, a domain will be more inexpensive if it is registered via a reseller rather than if it is obtained directly from the Registrar by an end customer. The cause is that resellers can contact more persons in regions or states where the Registrar may not be popular whatsoever. This means more sales for the Registrar, so both sides will profit from that. Your profit will be the difference between the price that the customer pays and the one that the Registrar imposes for the domain name registration.
Offer Domains On Behalf Of Your Personal Brand
When you sign up for a domain name reseller program, you will acquire a web page hosting Control Panel where you can settle the prices for the individual top-level domain names that the Registrar provides. Most corporations also provide billing software and skins for your virtual storefront, and the automation of the whole procedure combined with the huge demand for domains render the domain name reseller business so seductive. You will either obtain a pre-built website and make use 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 web site and form for placing orders. Typically, you have the option to select between the 2 alternatives, so it all depends on how expert you are in these things. As a domain name reseller, you will sell under your personal brand and not on behalf of the Registrar's.
Gain Money From Selling Web Hosting Solutions Too
An excellent addition to your domain reseller business would be to sell web hosting packages as well. In this way, you can offer a package deal to persons who wish to develop their web site and need both a domain and a website hosting account. Given firms provide such options. With 'ResellersPanel', for instance, you can order a Virtual Server or a dedicated server, and they will also give you a domain reseller account and free-of-charge invoice management software to charge your clients. You can then sell domains and shared hosting packages to clients, and since they offer a lot of different domain name extensions, you will be able to provide domain and hosting services to clients from all over the world.