I wouldn't call upselling "dodgy" - just prudent business practice.
Decent site - might also be useful to have other TLDs.
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What did you mean by "dodgy". Thank you for the list.
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You can't run a decent business by just selling domains at cut-throat prices.
That depends, honestly.
The way the major players are setup right now, they are profiting close to 50% on some TLD's , simply by saying "Hey, all TLD's are priced the same".
Of course, business is all in it for profit, that's a given, and a no brainer, but some of these companies take that way too far. If you've got millions of domains, what's it going to hurt you to drop prices to a reasonable level for the TLD's that aren't up as high as .com ? Nothing, yet they insist on keeping prices jacked up there.
Good business practice is to try to get the prospects into your store.
Then, they get to see what's on the inside as in back-end.
Your sales profit comes from selling back-end products and not the front-end products as in "cheap domain names".
Last edited by proelitehost; 12-15-2012 at 09:47 PM.
nice list, thank you.
I think it's also interesting to have an idea of the wholesale prices - there is a lucrative niche in maintaining a large pool of domains and building them up for potential clients - like reselling domains with a twist.
We price our domains to make pennies. Mostly we are trying to attract leads for hosting and web development. Often we promote and up sell like crazy to get people to try our services. Having quality services and reasonable prices makes your customer happy, but cold leads don't have this experience with your company. Promoting is how you get people to try your services. The market is very competitive.