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The advantages of obtaining an ICANN Accreditation can be broadly categoarized as:


The Cost Advantage

  • Buy at Base Cost: Registrars buy directly from the Registries:
TLD Registrar Cost Average Wholesale Cost
.com $8.03 $9.99
.net $8.18 $11.19
.org $8.43 $10.59
.info $8.34 $10.79
.biz $8.81 $10.79


The Brand Advantage

  • Consumer/Industry Recognition - The ICANN Accredited Registrar logo represents a sign of trust, stability and strength. Every Whois query of a customer’s domain states the Registrar’s name.
  • Differentiation - There are only 150 active ICANN Accredited Registrars as against the 1000's of Resellers worldwide.
  • Boost Sales of Allied Services - Expansion in domain name growth provides Registrars with the opportunity to accelerate sales of various other high-margin web presence products (like web & email hosting, website builder, etc.) that most customers need along with a domain name.
  • Tap the Reseller Market - ICANN Accredited Registrars have the best chance to establish and retain a wholesale business through an extensive Reseller network.
  • Complete Control, Autonomy and Secrecy – Obtain complete autonomy and flexibility over support, marketing and all other mission critical facets of your domain registration business.

Additional Revenue Opportunities

  • Domain Parking - Registrars reserve the ability to monetize all inactive and expired domains sponsored by them resulting in additional revenue opportunities.
  • Land rushes - The ability to collect pre-registrations during the 'Sunrise' and 'Landrush' periods of new gTLDs represents a significant profit opportunity, available only to ICANN Accredited Registrars.
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