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Domain name reseller

The World Wide Web is an ever-expanding community that provides new options to earn cash on the Web. One of them is to be a domain reseller and sell domain names to end users, earning profit from the difference between the wholesale and the retail price of each domain name. Thousands of domain names are registered each day, and there are millions of presently active domains, so this is an increasing business niche that you can become involved in.

Top-Level and Second-Level Domains Names

A domain name consists of two constituents - a top-level domain name (TLD) and a Second-Level Domain (SLD). If we pick domain.com, for instance, ".com" is the Top-Level Domain and "domain" is the Second-Level Domain.

Generic and Country-Code TLDs

The top-level domain names can be generic or country code. The generic top-level domain names comprise the most widely used domain extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .mobi, .info, whereas the country-code top-level domain names are composed of 2-character abbreviations that correspond to each country. Examples of country-code TLDs are .ca, .me, .fr, .es, and so on. Each TLD, whether it is a generic or a country-code top-level domain name, has a Registry - an organization that tackles the registrations and sets the prerequisites that each given top-level domain name may involve, such as the length of the registration term or the residency of the registrant. Certain Registrar corporations operate under the Registry. These are the corporations that actually offer the domain name to clients and handle all DNS records.

Gain Cash From Offering Domains

Many Registrars have reseller programs that enable individuals to make cash from offering domain names to end users. If you sign up for such a program, you can start your very own personal online business. Usually, a domain 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 reach more clients in local communities or countries where the Registrar may not be popular whatsoever. This means more sales for the Registrar, so both parties will earn a profit from that. Your profit will be the difference between the price that the client pays and the one that the Registrar imposes for the domain name registration.

Offer Top-Level Domains On Behalf Of Your Own Personal Brand Name

When you sign up for a domain reseller program, you will acquire a web page hosting CP where you can fix the prices for the separate top-level domain names that the Registrar provides. Most firms also offer invoice software and templates for your online shop, and the automation of the entire process combined with the high demand for domain names make the domain name reseller business so tempting. You will either get a turn-key website and use the Registrar platform to resell domains, or they will offer you access to their API (Application Programming Interface) so that you can build your own site and order form. Traditionally, you have the option to pick between the 2 possibilities, so it all depends on how trained you are in these issues. As a domain name reseller, you will do business under your very own personal brand and not under the Registrar's brand.

Gain Cash From Supplying Web Site Hosting Packages Too

A nice supplement to your domain name reseller business would be to sell web hosting services too. Thus, you can offer a package deal to people who would like to manage their web site and require both a domain name and a web page hosting package. Given firms offer such options. With 'ResellersPanel', for instance, you can run a VPS or a dedicated server, and they will also give you a domain name reseller account and free-of-charge invoice management software to bill your customers. You can then offer top-level domain names and shared website hosting accounts to clients, and since they offer lots of different domain name extensions, you will be able to offer domain name and hosting services to clients from all around the globe.