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  Post #1 (permalink)   07-16-2003, 03:29 PM
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We are wishing to sell the entire phpDomain codebase together with the website, customer base and domains (phpdomain.net and phpdomain.org).

What is phpDomain?

phpDomain is a feature-packed, php-based Tucows OpenSRS domain name reseller software product.

It offers advanced front end functionality, comprehensive payment gateway support and ease of installation, configuration, administration and use not found in the base OpenSRS client.

Why are we selling?

While this has been a profitable project, we are simply looking to concentrate on our core hosting business, as that has been rapidly growing.

The software had originally been developed for use on our own sites, so this has been quite a detour for us in selling the software, and there is a definite need for us to focus our available resources on our core business. The site has been active since late 2002.

Includes .au support

As well as the major TLD's, phpDomain software now includes support for AUSRegistry for .au domain names through the EPP protocol. The protocol is apparently being adapted by a number of other registrars, and should be fairly simple to adapt for those registries

Included with sale:

- All rights to the phpDomain code (excellent intellectual property). The base software is licensed as LGPL, with the bulk, billing and a number of advanced features including .au registy support only available under a restricted commercial license to buyers. As the new owner you would be able to change the licensing as you see fit.

- There is excellent potential for new sales, but also for providing existing customers new versions of the software or other related services or products, including custom design work.

- Website design, content and domains - phpdomain.net / phpdomain.org. The site was professionally designed and all rights will be transferred over to the new owner.

- License to use the members area software that allows for sale of the phpDomain software (we own the members area itself and would consider selling the software together with phpDomain if buyer is interested).

This sale is a great opportunity for someone who already sells pre-built OpenSRS sites, or wants to get into the domain name reseller business, or to service a very niche market with little retail competition.

Pricing details

We are looking for bids in the $10,000+ (US) range for this project

Basic demographics

There are currently over 700 active accounts in our members database (that is users with confirmed/ valid email addresses) who have downloaded or have purchased the software in the last 6 months.

Of the 700+ active accounts, 117 are paid buyers, with 26 of those having purchased update licenses (which give the buyer access to any updates for 3-6 months).

Approximately 1000-1500 visitors a month at present

We would be happy to put the buyer in touch with the programmer who has developed the software. He is a skilled developer and has expressed an interest in working further with phpDomain if the opportunity should arise.

Serious inquiries only please. Further details regarding the sale can be viewed here:

http://www.thinkhost.com/img/phpd/for-sale.htm

or view the site here:

http://www.phpdomain.net

Michael Bloch
phpDomain.net
mbloch@phpdomain.org
 
 
 
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