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  Post #16 (permalink)   08-01-2016, 06:34 AM
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HAHAHAHA. WOW. After seeing those prices, I'd have to agree that it's not worth it.

The prices is not really that much. You don't pay ICANN $70,000 (just have to prove you have it), you don't have to pay $500,000 to anyone (just have the minimum insurance).

In reality, you're paying $3,500 for an application fee then $4,000 per year for ICANN status. Just doing very quick match here, around 2000 domains should cover the $4,000 annual fee which takes into account the $7.85 fee (not any additional fees such as ICANN's 18c fee) and based on you charging $10 per domain.

Now if you have the 'recommended' 10,000 domains, you can see how this would start to become worth it when taking into account ALL associated costs (registrar, ICANN fees, $4k fee etc).

But sure, for smaller companies it will cost you more than it would with a reseller. Once you have enough volume, it will actually pay for itself.
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  Post #17 (permalink)   08-01-2016, 01:33 PM
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I think what everybody is missing here - is that there is more to being a registrar than simply filling out the forms and paying the funds.

You need the infrastructure to support it as well - DNS servers - software to run it all - etc.

There's a lot more to being a registrar than what has been outlined here in this thread.

Would I suggest it for 1,000 domains? No.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   08-01-2016, 02:42 PM
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I have a follow up question.

As an example, let's take a web hosting company Host ABC. Host ABC is a top provider hosting 500,000 web sites, 20% of which registered the domain directly through Host ABC (100,000 domains).

Now, when bad things happen and a client wants to leave, to me it seems that the chances that a company will lose not only the hosting revenue, but also domain service revenue are much higher, since the client would likely want to take his domain away as well. So I guess my question is, if you are a hosting company that is either a registrar or seeking to become a domain registrar, unlike a traditional registrar (with domains being the only focus like Enom, Namecheap or GoDaddy, among others), how much more risk and weight does a hosting company carry in losing business? It just seems to me that no matter how many domains you have under management, 1,000 or 100,000, as a hosting company, you are a lot more susceptible to losing that business (compared to traditional domain registrars) when things don't go too well.

  Post #19 (permalink)   08-10-2016, 05:22 PM
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1,000 domain names would not be adequate. You may end up paying a lot in administrative costs and not getting enough orders.

  Post #20 (permalink)   10-24-2016, 10:55 AM
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As far as i know whatever fees mentioned above is just for getting ICANN Accreditation, now there are so many TLD available, if you want to offer any of those TLD you need to again pay that particular company to enrol in their partner program and be able to sell their domains like .host .pro etc...

Not all new TLD are owned by verisign

  Post #21 (permalink)   10-27-2016, 12:54 AM
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As, a well experienced web hosting company we do endorse that become a registrar has worth, Choice is yours, in our point of view you should be registrar if you have 1000 of domain clients.

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  Post #22 (permalink)   02-02-2017, 08:58 PM
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I've heard from some you need at least 50,000 to make money as a registrar. Those with less than that typically are got and ICANN cred for greater control and flexibility. Those providers are usually always web hosting companies.
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