I'm looking to register a couple of new domains and i keep seeing enom brought up here. I am starting a web hosting biz in a few months from now and would also like to resell domain, although not too many. A couple of questions:
1) Why is Enom so bloody expensive for .com domains? They are asking $29.95 a year.
2) From reading the FAQs on this site, Enom wants a minimum of $500 to begin reselling domains. Way out of my ball-park for this start up.
I'm just looking at need to register some of my own (around 5), transfer some current ones, and resell probably no more than 10-15 domains a month (but would prefer the transparency of reseller scripting). I'd prefer to do all the managment of these from one central location. Also, $29 a year is a bit unreasonable, I'm looking more at around $10 year.
One last thing - one reason why Enom is appealing is that it has .com.cn and .com.tw TLDs, which is what I want as I will host in Greater China (.hk would be great too, but I haven't seen a registrar with that yet).
Todd, you can look in the Domain Offers section towards the bottom of the main forum display. People offer accounts there very often. You can pick a 7.95 account for about 15$.
Take a look at www.directi.com as well, they are a popular reseller which seems to be picking up a lot of clients. www.dotster.com also has an Instant Reseller setup and I believe you can get API from them as well.
Originally posted by CD Burnt The high rate applies if you get a standard personal account directly under enom. They told me it is set high so they don't compete (well) with their reseller customers.
If you just want 8.95 domains for yourself, you could probably get an 8.95 retail account from an enom reseller (for free).
Correct, their *retail* pricing is set @ 29.95 so they dont compete with their resellers
Similarly Nominet's *retail* pricing for .co.uk is £80+vat (94£) so they don't compete with their tag-holder members
Same goes for lots of registrars
If you're selling domains as a business you want a *reseller* account rather than paying *retail* pricing - just as if you tins of baked-beans - you'd buy them *wholesale* from the distributor, not one at a time *retail* from Tesco's