View Poll Results: Does a resller/vps hosting provider need to provide domain name registration?

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  • Yes

    6 85.71%
  • No

    1 14.29%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Question Reseller Hosting Co - Offer Domains?

    Hi there,

    We're starting a reseller hosting company (providing reseller and VPS hosting for our customers based on multiple dedicated servers)... We're looking for some input as to whether we should provide domain registration services for our customers (keep in mind they aren't end users, they're going to be resellers). Vote in the poll and let us know what you think!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Langley, BC
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Washington State
    Yes, those resellers need to provide them to their end users.

    What good is hosting without a domain name?
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  4. #4
    I would highly recommend doing it, but use a registrar who has a skinable interface and would handle all aspects of the billing, renewal notification and profile management of the domain.

    It is a huge huge billing support load to provide this service.

    Also registrars tend to give resellers breaks on pricing with volume, so you may not be offering the cheapest in town.

    Think of it as a value added. And don't offer it at a price where you may lose money factoring in support costs.

    There is virtually no conversion rate from domain registration to hosting. So offer it only with the purchase of a "real" service that you make money on.
    Last edited by Mike V; 08-20-2009 at 08:49 PM.

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