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    Hello,

    What I wanted to know is what all of you use to register your clients domain names. I currently register it via network solutions, but would like to change...

    Thanx

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    Tell us why you register with netsol, and what bought you to WHT
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    i use 123reg.co.uk hopefully will get a reseller somewhere soon

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    opensrs.com and enom.com are two popular ones.
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    webDivisor,

    NetSol is one of the hardest registrars to work with (from my experience). If you are buying a decent amount of domains, I'd look into setting up a reseller account with OpenSRS or getting setup as a sub-reseller with an eNom reseller. That should save you a bunch of money as well has having a nice control panel to manage the domains.

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    can't agree more.

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    We are Enom resellers and are currently developing our own API to integrate into our site design and online system... but are currently just using the default RegistryRocket system they provide for free.

    I have been very happy with Enom's service and there are many features available for resellers. There are people that can sign you up as a reseller for only $100.
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    "For only $100"? Isn't that too much?
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    The $100 is the initial deposit you have to make, and the funds are in your account for purchasing domain names. It's not like a "setup fee."

    It's the minimum deposit you can make into your account. That said, it's much better than Enom's $500 deposit guidelines...
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    Originally posted by CDHost
    The $100 is the initial deposit you have to make, and the funds are in your account for purchasing domain names. It's not like a "setup fee."

    It's the minimum deposit you can make into your account. That said, it's much better than Enom's $500 deposit guidelines...
    Sorry, but that statement is not true. $100 (USD) is the minimum if you deposit/fund your account via. a credit card. If you send a check or use a wire transfer, you can send any ammount you want (and avoid the 3% fee).

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    You can send $20 check for the initial deposit?
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    Yes, you can. You can send any amount you want via. check or wire transfer. The minimum only applies to credit card deposits.

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    Hi CDHost,

    I just checked out the terms and conditions for the RegistryRocket service and they have a clause that says that you can only withdraw funds 90 days after a sale.

    So are they essentially keeping your money for three months before letting you have it?

    It doesn't seem right to me.

    Aral

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    aral,

    Yes, eNom does hold on to your money for quite a while. I believe they are just trying to cover themselves from chargebacks etc.

    OTOH, you can use the API and use any credit card processor that you choose.

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    Hi ffeingol,

    I'm sure they're not saying no to the interest their earning on that money during those three months either. After all, if they just wanted to protect themselves from chargebacks, they could easily have you register a credit card with them that they could, in turn, charge for fees/chargebacks!

    I think I'll keep looking

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    aral,

    You are of course fee to keep looking. eNom provides sample code which is basically registry rocket and you can just plug in your own credit card processing.

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    hmm, I wonder if it can be linked up with hostcharge in any way?

    Thanks,
    Aral

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    I'm sure it can be. However, I haven't tried it.
    We are thinking to make a domain registration API with authorize.net and 2checkout.com accounts. I wonder if there would be an interest on this.
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    I haven't checked out authorize.net yet but 2checkout was my #2 choice (hostcharge just seems to appeal more towards what I need right now.)

    I'm sure it won't hurt though! (The more options the better.)

    Aral

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    Btw, does anyone have any further info on implementing the eNom API? I'm on google right now -- couldn't find too much info on the eNom page.

    I couldn't even find a price schedule for their API service.

    Thanks again,
    Aral

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    aral,

    You have to be a reseller to be able to access the documentation. To use the API is free.

    zoli.

    I'm sure people would be interested in those processors.

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    Hi Frank,

    I guess what I don't understand is when you sign up as a reseller to use the API, do you sign up under the RegistryRocket plan or the PDQ or is there a plain vanilla API plan.

    The reason I'm asking is that there's a price difference between the RegistryRocket and the PDQ and I can't seem to find a price schedule anywhere on their site. It's really hard to find pre-sales info there!

    Thanks for taking the time to help.

    Aral

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    Well, I found their sales email... I guess they want you to contact them before they give you that info... trying it out now.

    Aral

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    aral,

    I can tell you eNom's pricing. You don't want to go directly with eNom . These prices are in round numbers:

    deposit 500 and you get a wholesale price of 8.95
    deposit 3,500 and you get a wholesale price of 7.95
    deposit 7,000 and you get a wholesale price of 6.95

    Or find a reseller that will set you up as a sub-reseller and you can get the same prices w/o the huge deposit.

    Check the special offers forum.

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    But that's nuts ... why would anyone do that when you can get a domain name for $8.95 at godaddy.com? (deposit 0).

    Aral

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    Well I said most people become sub-resellers of other resellers .

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    Yes, I suspect that most eNom resellers are resellers of other resellers. (ie: they have a sub-account)

    There's no difference between this and getting an account directly from eNom.. other than you end up with a "parent" reseller.

    I highly recommend becoming an eNom reseller and using them for your domain registration needs. They allow you to use their registry rocket, if you just want a "plug-in", or their API if you want to go full-out with domain reselling.

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    Dotster requires no upfront fee

    I have had excellent service from them, although their per domain price is a bit higher at $12.00...but the price also includes them processing the credit card.

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    Enom process the credit cards too
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    Re: domain registration

    Originally posted by webDivisor
    I currently register it via network solutions...
    On purpose?

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    Godaddy is good for maybe a hobby domain or something.

    But i have had customers find out the hardway that you cant create name servers easily with godaddy etc etc.

    opensrs all the way

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    OpenSRS prices is significantly higher that enom prices, and enom has some features that you practically can't ignore...
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    Originally posted by zoli
    ...and enom has some features that you practically can't ignore...
    Although many certainly do. It never ceases to amaze me that people actually pay extra for domain and email forwarding when eNom offers these free with every domain.

    Oh well.. you can lead a horse to water..
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    ... but you can't get it to register a domain name!

    Aral

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    How about dotregistar.com?

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