From my understanding, the actual cost to register a domain name for the registrar is quite low (they pay less than a dollar to ICANN). As such, it would appear to me that a registrar would be willing to register thousands of domain names at a substantially reduced price since there would be very limited customer support or admin load related to each domain. I did some research to determining the costs to become a registrar myself but ICANN charges $180K so that is not feasible for me. I am willing to consider "outside the box" solutions if you can think of any. I did some research and found the following listing that shows approximately how many .com some of the larger registrars are providing service for. It appears that godaddy.com is the leader by far. http://www.webhosting.info/registrars/top-registrars/global/ Also, it turns out that there is a fee that I was unaware. Apparently verisign charges a fee for registry services on .COM. In 2012 that fee appears to be $7.85 per domain. The ICANN fee is $0.18 per domain. Added together the total would be $8.03. Based on that information it appears that anyone charging over $8.03 will be selling below cost. With available discounts Godaddy charges $8.19 for bulk registration. As such they are only earning $0.16 above cost to provide the service which will result in only $320 for registering 2000 domains. This makes me think that I am NOT going to find a better deal on domain registration. As such, I would also be interested in registering the domain names very cheap at a lower service registrar and then transferring them to a quality service once I am ready on the sales side. I have a long list of domains that I would like to register (beyond 2000) so if the price is lower I will be able to register more. I`m looking for the CHEAPEST possible solution! Let me know your BEST solution. ps:VCCs solution Many of the domains are similar and I want to register them all close to the same date. As such, godaddy will be able to recognize that they are all related to the same purchaser. At that point they could either charge full price or cancel the registrations. Further, it would be nice to keep them all under the same account. This provides the ability to make group changes to the DNS across many domains instead of one domain at a time. IDEAS ???