Cut Your Domain Name Registration Costs Up to 46%

With the exception of about 90 domain names I still have registered at Enom Central, I use for the remainder of the 4,500+ domain names I own.  About 1,500 of those are registered through my Godaddy reseller account, which places all domain registrations through Godaddy’s reseller ID of Wild West Domains. 

The url for my domain name reseller account is http://www.costcutterdomains — as I operate my domain name registration business under the name,  As of this writing I still sell domain name registrations at CostCutter Domains for $8.95 plus ICANN’s standard fees, which is a nice discount off of Godaddy’s current standard registration cost of $9.99 plus ICANN fees of 20 cents per domain.   That $1.04 per domain is quite a savings, given the fact that domain registration costs are going up.

The cost of a reseller account varies, depending on the type of reseller account you choose to purchase. If you wish to purchase a Godaddy reseller account, you can do so at .  You will find there are 2 different reseller account options — a Basic Option for $99 that allows you to buy domain names at $8.18 each, and a Pro Reseller option for $179 that puts your cost of domain names at $7.43 each.  This will allow you to resell a host of services provided by Godaddy, including hosting and secure certificates.  Thus, you can not only use a reseller account with Godaddy to cut the overall cost of your own domain names, but also to make a healthy profit on domain, hosting and other domain name management services.  I encourage you to visit and check out the array of benefits of having your own Godaddy/ reseller account.

Here’s a nice moneymaking tip for you.  Get a reseller account, purchase a domain and sell it on Ebay.  When you transfer the domain name to the buyer it will be through your reseller account.  I’ve done this with several hundred domain names and found that 93.6% the new owners opt to keep their domain names registered through my reseller account rather than transfer it to another registrar.  Thus, I earn a nice commission from domain name renewals every year, plus commissions from the other services they opt to purchase.  Once again, check out the Godaddy reseller options available to you at .

Now, if you have no interest in earning money on hosting services, certificate sales and other services offered by Godaddy, and only wish to save money on domain names, I encourage you to consider joining the Discount Domain Club
— which offers savings up to 46%, depending on the domain name extension.  You may wonder why I don’t have all of my domains registered through my reseller account.  It’s because I found out that I could buy a Discount Domain Club
 membership for $89.95 per year and cut the cost of my domain names to only $6.85 plus the 20 cent ICANN fee.  Thus, the bulk of my domain names only cost me $7.05 each.  That’s a savings of 30.5% off the current standard .com registration fees at Godaddy!  I only have to own 29 domain names to break even on this investment. 

My actual cost per domain is actually less than my cost per domain through my reseller account.  In fact, I really don’t understand why Godaddy offers the Discount Domain Club.  It still remains a little-known secret because they don’t promote it.  I only stumbled across it by surfing the Godaddy domain at length one night.  Whether you opt to go the reseller route and promote multiple domain name registration and hosting services, or join the Discount Domain Club
you can’t go wrong. The Club will lower your costs per domain name registration the greatest, while the reseller account offers you a whole new line of business you can promote. If you own a lot of domain names like me, I encourage you to consider joining both.

4 responses to “Cut Your Domain Name Registration Costs Up to 46%”

  1. fordy says:

    Great piece of advice about selling on ebay. Is that how you make money from most of your domains. I have a great website for finding available domain names ( and I’m trying to find ways of selling domains. So far I haven’t had much luck. Any advice on selling would be appreciated.

  2. Craig says:

    I sell domain names on eBay for marketing and business development purposes. Keep in mind that anytime you limit yourself to trying to sell a domain name in 7 to 10 days you stand little chance of getting the right buyer at the right time. The way to maximize your domain name values and sales figures is to create some content for the domain, run enough ads on it to pay for the domain name renew and then some, then start promoting the domain name for sale. Once you have some nice traffic coming to it you can also cash park the domain name, running a “this domain is for sale” ad on the site. You’ll be surprised how many bids you’ll get if you truly have a good domain name and its drawing traffic.

  3. Ingred says:

    I think the entire domain name industry (domainers) needs to take a close look at itself. I know this will be an unpopular statement (probably not pubished), but it seems to me that the days of buying bulk domain names and just parking them are OVER OVER OVER. The major search engines are not in favor of this and there are only so many words in the dictionary. I think it’s time that the domainers figure out that they may need to spend a little time on their sites if they want to make money from them… I know, a difficult pill to swallow after the hay-days they have had…

    BUT – the good news is that with only a minimal effort on SEO, they can see the profits they once had.. And it can be scalable to the level they would like..

  4. john says:

    Very good site! I like it! Thanks!e

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