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Have ccTLD questions? Just ask Alex

September 11, 2012ccTLDs, country code domain names, Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, opensrs, TucowsComments Off on Have ccTLD questions? Just ask Alex

Get answers to your toughest country code domain questions.

Alex Schwertner OpenSRSSome country code domain names are fairly easy to register. Most of them aren’t.

Frankly, figuring out how to register some of the more obscure ccTLDs could take a Ph.D.

But now there’s a free resource for all of your ccTLD questions: Ask Alex.

It’s a new section on Tucows’ OpenSRS web site where company employee Alex Schwertner answers all of your questions about ccTLDs.

Residency requirements? What forms do I need to fax? What documents do I need to provide? You get the idea.

Tucows bolstered its ccTLD registration options when it acquired EPAG last year. Schwertner was an EPAG employee who now works for Tucows.

Ask Alex is a free resource and anyone can ask questions, whether you intend to register your domains through OpenSRS or another registrar.


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Have ccTLD questions? Just ask Alex

September 11, 2012ccTLDs, Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, opensrs, TucowsComments Off on Have ccTLD questions? Just ask Alex

Get answers to your toughest country code domain questions.

Alex Schwertner OpenSRSSome country code domain names are fairly easy to register. Most of them aren’t.

Frankly, figuring out how to register some of the more obscure ccTLDs could take a Ph.D.

But now there’s a free resource for all of your ccTLD questions: Ask Alex.

It’s a new section on Tucows’ OpenSRS web site where company employee Alex Schwertner answers all of your questions about ccTLDs.

Residency requirements? What forms do I need to fax? What documents do I need to provide? You get the idea.

Tucows bolstered its ccTLD registration options when it acquired EPAG last year. Schwertner was an EPAG employee who now works for Tucows.

Ask Alex is a free resource and anyone can ask questions, whether you intend to register your domains through OpenSRS or another registrar.


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OpenSRS implements 100+ ccTLDs from EPAG acquisition

December 22, 2011Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, opensrs, TucowsComments Off on OpenSRS implements 100+ ccTLDs from EPAG acquisition

Tucows’ reseller network now has over 100 additional domains to choose from.

One of the key reasons Tucows bought domain name registrar EPAG back in August was to bolster its offering of country code domain names (ccTLD).

Today it announced the first phase of its integration of ccTLDs carried by EPAG, adding over 100 new ccTLDs to its OpenSRS reseller platform. It will add more next year.

A lot of registrars I talk to tell me they see an immediate registration lift when they add new ccTLDs but the one-by-one integration is a pain. Tucows has “bought” and easier way of integrating.

ccTLDs have a multitude of policies around expiration, residency, etc. OpenSRS has published a very helpful chart comparing each top level domain.


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eNom Launches “Instant Reseller” Domain Reseller Program

February 23, 2010Domain Registrars, Domaining, Domainnamewire, eNom, instant reseller, opensrs, wild west domainsComments Off on eNom Launches “Instant Reseller” Domain Reseller Program

eNom joins competitors in offering easy domain reseller option.

Joining the ranks of Go Daddy and Tucows, eNom is launching a domain reseller package that includes a web storefront for non-techies. (Update: Instant Reseller will replace the former PDQ program. See comments for details.)

eNom’s system, called “Instant Reseller“, is essentially a reseller-in-a-box package that includes a fully hosted website and customized storefront, a shopping cart feature, order fulfillment and credit card processing capabilities. Previously, resellers needed technical expertise to integrate these features separately.

Instant Reseller costs $249 per year. Tucows’ OpenSRS has a one time $95 activation fee, and then generally charges $3 per domain registered/renewed as a transaction fee. GoDaddy’s Wild West Domains program has three packages that cost between $99 and $229 per year.

Like Tucows, eNom built its registration base on a reseller network. GoDaddy has generally sold direct to the public.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. patent number 7,644,117 to The Go Daddy Group for its reseller programs earlier this year.


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