Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    What should I charge for domain transfers?

    Currently my domain transfers are free, but it's getting to the point where I'm doing nothing but losing money from them. Should I be charging the same amount as registration for transfers? Or a reduced amount? What's the norm for transfers?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Modesto California
    Posts
    5,716
    Quote Originally Posted by Vertimyst View Post
    Currently my domain transfers are free, but it's getting to the point where I'm doing nothing but losing money from them. Should I be charging the same amount as registration for transfers? Or a reduced amount? What's the norm for transfers?
    You should charge what ever keeps you in the green
    Visit GoFGG.com (FernGullyGraphics) for useful information about web hosting and development.

    FernGullyGraphics --- 426 14th St. Suite #115 --- Modesto, California --- 95354

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    127.0.0.1
    Posts
    5,254
    Your domain registrar tell you how much you're charge per domain transfer (.uk are free)

    So you can add a few pence if you like on top.
    Licensecart » Certified Distribution for Blesta, Interworx, Softaculous, SolusVM, LiteSpeed, KernelCare & SSLs
    Billingbrawl.com » Blesta vs WHMCS ~ Round 4 Battle of multi-currency || license.bid » License Marketplace
    Rodney "If there is such a thing as reincarnation, knowing my luck I'll come back as me."

  4. #4
    I would recommend just charging the same price as registration costs, and possibly provide a coupon code or something to encourage people to transfer to you. But a question also is how long have you been providing transfers for? Because once they start expiring and they renew (hopefully) then you will begin making money on it.

  5. #5
    The industry mainly practices free transfer or the same rate as renewal. But hey, it is open market - charge as much as you are on green line and at the same time your clients are happy.

  6. #6
    Just remind me - when the client is transferring to you his domain - it is automatically renewed, right? And do you allow domain transfers independently or ONLY if the client buys the hosting?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Cumbernauld, Scotland, UK
    Posts
    734
    The charges vary depending on Domain Name type and transfer type

    It would help if the OP advised as their current scale of charges (to customers)

    .com .net .org attract transfer IN costs, which you will be paying
    You should therefore be passing AT LEAST this cost on to customers
    If the customers are purchasing other services then discounting the transfer
    of these Domain Names is possible, but going below the cost price will again reduce the profitability

    If customers are transferring out you MAY charge an admin fee, but this may put off customers transferring into your services in the first place (and if the cost is hidden may result in negative reviews)

    As above, .uk transfers are (currently) FREE
    M8 INTERNET : Simple and cost effective website hosting from the UK
    M8 INTERNET : Google Ads Account Management

  8. Newsletters

    Subscribe Now & Get The WHT Quick Start Guide!

Similar Threads

  1. Domain transfers
    By misspink in forum Domain Names
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-04-2011, 05:04 AM
  2. domain transfers
    By jpolkish in forum Domain Names
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-01-2009, 10:33 AM
  3. Domain Transfers???
    By starke1120 in forum Domain Names
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-04-2005, 12:54 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-28-2004, 09:24 AM
  5. $12 domain transfers!!
    By patrickw in forum Shared Hosting Offers
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-02-2001, 11:08 PM

Related Posts from theWHIR.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •