Re: Domain Reselling
> I canít seem to find how much it costs to get started.
Last time I checked OpenSRS required $250 for full implementation, $500 for quick start.
eNom (I believe) still requires approximately $500 to start.
> How is all this integrated into your website, the backend I mean?
OpenSRS has a set of Perl programs that you host on your website. I think there is a PHP port floating around somewhere as well.
> Do I need to get my own SSL certificate and merchant account (2checkout).
For OpenSRS, yes. Their Perl programs do not have integrated payment. There is a project out there that supposedly has "easy" integration with some popular merchant services.
For eNom, it's optional. They have an all inclusive domain sales and management interface that includes CC processing. They also have a set of PHP and ASP (last I checked) programs that you can integrate with your own CC processor.
> How much support would I need to provide and what technical knowledge is needed?
I looked at both before going with eNom and I think that they are by far easier to get started with technically. They do require more upfront money but they also provide more value with their domains (parking, DNS etc) and even their highest per-domain charge to resellers is less than OpenSRS (last time I checked)
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