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How to be a domain registrar

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  1. HexStar

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    How do you become a legal domain registrar? Also, what's the rules when you're a domain registrar?
     
  2. putasolution

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    Have fun reading this

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  3. AbvAvgUser

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    I think you can accomplish quite a few things just by becoming a re-seller. Most sellers provide you with APIs. You can build your web-site in no time and you will be able to start registering domain names and accept credit card payments. Check out the terms as they differ from seller to seller.

    Two reseller that come to mind at present are
    http://www.godaddy.com (Wild West Domains)
    http://www.directi.com.

    Hit a search at google and you will find many of them. Some of them being reseller themselves.

    To know what type of interface you can get by being a reseller with Wild West, go to http://www.1stopdomains.net. This is where I register my domains at present as I know the personnels personally. Its quite clear and user friendly.
     
  4. HexStar

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    Cool thanks guys. I think I'll be a reaseller as the costs for being my own domain registrar seems like it would be REALLY expensive.:( Thanks for all your help guys!:D
     
  5. Wet Chicken

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    Yeah it's a bit pricey, but then again you'd be able to resell to others and get commision on all of their sales :D
     
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    Sounds like to much work. ;)
     
  8. HexStar

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    Lol, well it's worth it as you usually make a lot of money being a domain registrar if you have the best prices like godaddy.com. So it's basically worth it in the end.
     
  9. Wet Chicken

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    It takes money, to make money :D
     
  10. AbvAvgUser

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    But if you want to make money so that you can become a registrar, first become a re-seller and make that much money :D
     
  11. HexStar

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    Yep that's what I think I'll do :D
     
  12. Wet Chicken

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    OK, but then how did the FIRST registar start if there wasn't any resellers yet? :D

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg ? (no "chicken" jokes please) :D

    Which came first, the registrar or the reseller ? :p
     
  13. putasolution

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    Actually ICANN came first who then registered the registrars,
     
  14. AbvAvgUser

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    Registrars are not resellers. Resellers are affiliated to registrars and sell their products (domain names in this case).

    Registrars are directly affiliated to ICANN. So Registrars appoint their resellers. Its a tree like hierarchy. There is no chicken and an egg syndrome here :D
     
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