How To Make Money Online Being A Registrar Reseller

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Domain names are big business and thousands are bought and sold every day. Some sell for less than a buck and others can go well into the millions. Domains are a necessary expense and they’re something every webmaster needs on a daily basis. Sounds like a market just ripe for the pickin’ to me. So let’s take a look at how you can make money online being a registrar reseller.

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Before we get started, and before you even ask – No. You do not want to go head-to-head with or For one thing, they’re too big and it would be like trying to compete with Google. For another, you’re talking about some major legal fees, investigations, testing on rules and regulations and a whole bunch of other stuff you wouldn’t want to get involved with. So – No. Let’s move on.

Like I said – everybody has to buy at least one domain name if they’re going to work online. And, contrary to what the some of the whiners say, we are not running out of domain names. (The people who say that just have no imagination or marketing skills.)

Those two sites I mentioned, and, are both major, full-service domain registrars. And you don’t need to try to compete with them. They both have affiliate programs and they’re happy to share the wealth. Just register and get your own affiliate link and then start promoting.

You can even take it a step further and sign up for one of the GoDaddy Reseller plans. These plans vary but they allow you to promote all of the different services that GoDaddy offers and you can even create your own Registrar Reseller’s Store and attach it right to your blog.

Either one of the methods will allow you to make money online being a registrar reseller without having to take any of the legal and financial risks involved in being the actual registrar. Which is really the best way to go.

But how do you sell those domain names? The same way you sell anything else. You have to have good, relevant content to attract targeted traffic.

Like I said, the good thing about being a registrar reseller is that everyone needs domain names. The bad thing is that every newbie under the sun puts these affiliate banners on their blogs, along with web hosting banners, because every newbie under the sun starts a Make Money Online Blog. And, since every once in a while even a blind squirrel finds a nut, you’ve got to compete against these guys.

If you really want to make money online being a registrar reseller, then build a quality site that teaches people about domains. What the different domains are and what they mean, how to buy them, should you buy for 1 year or 2, how can you make money reselling them, etc. Build a quality site that shows people you know everything there is to know about domains and how to make money with them and yours will be the site people come to. Not those newbies who haven’t a clue what they’re talking about.

Add a domain name generator like you’ll find at so your visitors can search domain names right there on your site. Add GoDaddy’s Expired Domains search portal access and teach your visitors how to make money online with expired domains. Make your site the go-to site for domain name information.

Everybody needs a domain name and there will always be plenty to go around. Build a quality, informative site and you can make good money online being a registrar reseller.

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  1. David

    Hi Steven, can I ask you, are you using GoDaddy to resell with? Are there any other viable options out there?

    I would be interested in an alternative. If you know of any good ones, please do let me know.

    1. It’s been quite some time since I did that. Your best bet is to Google “registrar reseller” and see what pops up.

    2. David

      Ok, thanks Steven. I register about 25 or 30 per year. I had read that you can get a cheaper price if you are a reseller.

      It might be worth it for that reason alone, even if there are no other sales.

      Reselling domain names could be quite lucrative if you have the right people to introduce the service too – that is my thought – not based on experience.

    3. Joseph

      David that’s quite impressive – 30 domains per year. I think and offer discounts when you buy in bulk.

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