Has anybody ever used these instant reseller accounts from Dotster?
I`ve been playing around with one since yesterday, but haven`t decided whether to use it live. It does theme up nicely with an existing website, in fact it can be embedded perfectly giving it a profession look via your imported CSS and header/footer html.
However, as with all things, it seems too easy and too good to be true!! It seems like the perfect option for me. I don`t want to sell domains for profit, but offer them an optional service for my business.
Can anyone share some experience with these reseller accounts? I tested support a few times and they seem fairly prompt and answered my questions.
I've heard good things about this from a friend of mine and have actually found that there are other companies underselling dotster in some places using their instant reseller program. Very interesting. I think MyDomain.com is doing this, for example, because I can log in there with my Dotster account and I get to Dotster's control panel.
No set up fees but they charge resellers $12/domain. Not bad considering that they take care of all the backend and also customer support.
I have seen discount dotster resellers (ie netcheap.com) at $7.99 but they are getting a lower wholesale price. Probably a legacy from dotster buying up other registrars.
If you have a regular dotster $14.95 domain you can move it and renew with one of these discount dotster resellers. You can also contact dotster and they will lower your renewal rate if you ask.
Dotster are only ones offering this `instant reseller` type plan. I couldn`t find any others.
Yeah, the domains are quite pricey, but as you said the backend is all taken care of. The customization is a breeze, just cutup your webpage into a header and footer, and paste in the code with your css.
I sent them an email a short while ago asking them what fraud screening they do, if any. I await their reply.
If I did use this service, I won`t be using it for commission or earning any profit. I would be sticking with the base price, because I only want to offer a domain service as a side product (if that makes sense). If I`m not making any commission, I have nothing to lose.
Originally posted by mfielden I think MyDomain.com is doing this, for example, because I can log in there with my Dotster account and I get to Dotster's control panel.
Dotster bought MyDomain a few years back (that's when they started offering domain registrations). But you will "not" be able to get the MyDomain pricing if you are a Dotster reseller. Even though it uses their reseller interface that is a special account since they own it and the pricing is lower than you can get it for (at least lower than they advertise or they offered us).
You can see the very similar addresses.
PO Box 821066
Vancouver, WA 98682-0024
PO Box 821067
Vancouver, WA 98682-0024