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  #2514635 29-Jun-2020 16:43
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I moved all mine from domains4less to domainsdirect.nz awhile ago and don't have any cause for complaint.. 





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  #2514655 29-Jun-2020 17:27
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Domains Direct is a Crazy Domains reseller (unless they have since switched to being a registrar in their own right) run by the guys that started WebDrive and ran it before it was sold / became Umbrellar.





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  #2514676 29-Jun-2020 17:51
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Given the wholesale rate for a domain is presently $15 per year I believe, domains direct's margin on domains is $1.50 a year.  They'd have to be making a lot off their referral links to shopify or whatever to make it profitable I think.

 

 





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  #2514683 29-Jun-2020 17:59
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danielfaulknor:

 

Domains Direct is a Crazy Domains reseller (unless they have since switched to being a registrar in their own right) run by the guys that started WebDrive and ran it before it was sold / became Umbrellar.

 

 

Those were the days.


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  #2514733 29-Jun-2020 19:36
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sleemanj:

 

Given the wholesale rate for a domain is presently $15 per year I believe, domains direct's margin on domains is $1.50 a year.  They'd have to be making a lot off their referral links to shopify or whatever to make it profitable I think.

 

 

 

 

 Domain names are generally a low profit service, and often providers will upsell on other services things like hosting which can have better profits. It maybe one reason why domain name prices have gone up as well




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  #2514738 29-Jun-2020 19:51
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mattwnz:

 

sleemanj:

 

Given the wholesale rate for a domain is presently $15 per year I believe, domains direct's margin on domains is $1.50 a year.  They'd have to be making a lot off their referral links to shopify or whatever to make it profitable I think.

 

 

 

 

 Domain names are generally a low profit service, and often providers will upsell on other services things like hosting which can have better profits. It maybe one reason why domain name prices have gone up as well

 

 

 

 

Yeah usually that is the case, but for domains direct, they don't sell anything else, they do domains, and otherwise appear just to have affiliate links to Shopify, Wordpress, Google G-Suite etc.  I guess it's worth it for them, maybe it's just pocket money or something, but blimey seems like scraping the barrel.

 

Anyway getting pretty offtopic now.





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