Eyewitness 2016

Become a Domain Reseller

Becoming a domain registration reseller is one of the easiest things I’ve done on the web and when you think about the potential you have at your finger tips (within a few hours no less), there is great value in becoming a domain reseller.  My experience comes through buying from Godaddy/WildWest domains and I highly recommend using their platform as it is cheap, easy to set up, and comes with their own 24 hour customer service.  In essence, for $200 you are given the keys to the car and can begin selling domains right away.

There are some drawbacks to becoming a reseller through Godaddy you should know about.  First, your own page optimization is limited unless you decide to completely customize your storefront.  This isn’t that big of a deal as backlinks are the biggest part of your success, but still noteworthy.

Another difficulty I have come across is the site analytics.  So far the only referrals I’m seeing are from within the site itself which I know isn’t true.  In short, it is a far cry from Google Analytics and is the most disappointing aspect. 

Despite these two factors, I’m very pleased at the value I’m presented with. 

Now becoming a domain reseller isn’t for everyone.  If you are going to buy the package simply to save on domains at cost, you shouldn’t because you can usually beat the minimum reseller price on .coms ($7.29 with the pro package) by hunting down the latest promo codes.  However, if you are constantly referring clients to domain registrars and outside web hosting, I highly recommend selling your own web services.