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Need to register 25k domains per year, what is best route? ICANN or Reseller?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by yesman22, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. yesman22

    yesman22 Newbie

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    I'm researching online and thought some people in this forum might have some good ideas on the best route to take if I need to register 25k + domains per year (both .com or .net domains).

    I see 3 possible routes

    -Use a reseller account like godaddy
    -Use a reseller registrar service
    -Register with ICANN as a registarar


    Option 1 seems a bit daft, but would support the ramp up period, as all 25k domains will not be registered at once.. but over the next 6 months.

    Not too sure on pricing or vendors for option 2, but i'm worried about them going out of business and i'm stuck without any control

    I know option 3 has about 11k setup fees, but I couldn't locate actual fees for registering the domains.


    Any ideas?
     
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  2. TurkeySub

    TurkeySub Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Being your own registrar is going to cost you a large fortune, ICANN setup fee, yearly fee, DNS servers around the world, yadda yadda.

    Godaddy I think could be a logical solution and they are relatively solid company, there are rumors though they are looking to sell out - not sure how true any of that is.

    I do believe I would go with someone like ENOM, one of the largest domain registrars in the world and they have all sorts of reseller packages etc. to work with.

    I would keep it simple and make sure you choose one of the big boys that have good support etc. - I am with you on the idea of using a little registrar could be a pain in the ass if they folded.
     
  3. flaktrak

    flaktrak Power Member

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    have at look at tucows reseller accounts, I use them and find them competitive. The other thing about godaddy as a registrar, read the terms and conditions and then ask yourself who really owns the domain you just registered.
     
  4. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Use Godaddy And All the valuable ones out of your 25k domains will no longer be with you!

    They will steal your domains!! Google it, and you can hear a lot of stories about them!

    ~ExP~
     
  5. Monrox

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    I had a problem with ONE domain with GoDaddy and the headache lasted a month... You login with different IPs they ask for a scanned ID. You provide it, they leave you alone until you relog again, then all starts from step 1. You change the DNS record, 5 seconds later comes an email 'give us an ID or lose the domain. you have 20 seconds' (well a day actually or maybe 2, I don't really want to remember).

    Sell the domain privately, they remove its privacy and lock it for 30 days exposing your personal info to anyone (there was a thread about this here not long ago). Imagine one or all of these situations multiplied by 25 000...

    For such a large order you can write to your best picks personally and ask for special conditions and prices. I would take only direct ICANN registrars as they rarely go down and as far as I know only one company was ever forced to give back its licence: RegisterFly... I was with them and this is how I ended up with godaddy (they simply took their customers without asking us).

    EDIT: If they don't snatch the name right away as extremephp writes, they sometimes mysteriously forget to send renewal reminders for the good stuff whereas for crappy domains they start to spam you daily at least 3 months in advance. A server glitch I am sure :D
     
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  6. maddy

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    I would advice you that you should contact ICANN and explain your business. Do the same with Godaddy or name or namecheap or any other registrar you want to go for. Look at the responses and study their business proposal properly and then come to a decision.

    But personally i feel going to ICANN is very daft as you will have need DNS manager and all that. If you are to get a license for just 25,000 domains i would suggest you should start a web hosting company coz i do not know how it would work out for you.
     
  7. bamafan84

    bamafan84 Junior Member

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    Word on the street is GoDaddy and SpamHaus are teamed up...not a good mix for us BH'ers
     
  8. mangoman

    mangoman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I know namecheap has cheaper domains when you have 50+ and an even cheaper price for 300+ domains in your account (have to get the coupon activated on your account). How much cheaper it goes.... im not sure.
     
  9. slicer

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    Do not use godaddy!!!!
     
  10. soinc16

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    Still, If you become a ICANN registar, you get like .20 domains.(at least I think so)
     
  11. bamafan84

    bamafan84 Junior Member

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    BHW registrar co-op anyone??? :D :D :D Seriously, I would be down for it.
     
  12. TurkeySub

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    Comments like this should be deleted....

    There's a reasons why they charge $10/year for a domain....you need DNS servers all around the world, ICANN has a big entrance fee and not to mention you would need to hire atleast one tech to maintain all of it.

    ......please don't comment when you have no idea.
     
  13. thevil

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    Do not use Godaddy. You will regret it. Especially when you decide to transfer all your domains out to a more better registrar.

    Stick with a less headache registrar like enom.
     
  14. ciciacik

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    AVOID godaddy like a plague they will steal ur most valuable domain and expose ur private info
     
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  15. yesman22

    yesman22 Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far

    The domains will be for white hat projects.. no black hat stuff.

    Feel free to provide company recommendations

    thx!