With the exception of about 90 domain names I still have registered at Enom Central, I use Godaddy.com 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, CostCutterDomains.com. 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 http://www.vdomainstore.com . 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 http://www.vDomainStore.com and check out the array of benefits of having your own Godaddy/WildWestDomains.com 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 http://www.vDomainStore.com .
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 GoDaddy.com 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 GoDaddy.com 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 GoDaddy.com 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.