devNIC.com is a superbly presented and profitable domain name registration business. With an original professional design & requiring minimum maintenance, devNIC presents an excellent investment opportunity.
devNIC.com has been providing quality domain name registration services for over 3 years as a reseller via Tucows OpenSRS. devNIC currently provides registration services for .com, .net, .org, .co.uk, .org.uk, .ca, .biz, and .name domain names.
Tucows deliver fast, reliable systems so domain reselling sites such as devNIC.com can focus on promotion and customer service. With TuCows OpenSRS, there are no up front commitments apart from a $95 registration fee. They provide reliable wholesale name services at excellent prices, allowing for a healthy profit margin.
Why sell devNIC?
The sale of devNIC.com is due to the rapid expansion of other services within our company - we simply need to consolidate our efforts.
Some of the many features of devNIC.com aside from the attractive design include:
Powerful administrative interface
The back-end software, powered by the latest version of phpDomain Pro OpenSRS client, is fully configurable using an intuitive password-protected admin interface. Making visual or setting changes to the site is a breeze.
Full tracking of orders
All order data is stored within a mySQL database and is accessible through the admin web interface. The information can be easily reused for contacting clients or imported for use in other applications.
Back end based on Open source product
Very strict specifications were put in place for quality control over the phpDomain Pro code. All of the software is easily modified
Multiple design (cobrand) support
You can set up other ordering sites or partners as domain name resellers by adding templates for each partner/site.
Multiple pricing levels
Different levels of pricing can be specified for the various domain types and periods of registration - offer discounts on multiple year registrations!
Suggest a domain and fast whois
If a client enters a a domain name that is unavailable, devNIC will display the available domains of the same name under different TLD's (.net, org etc). It will also suggest other available similar domain names. The WHOIS interface checks the local nameserver before querying the OpenSRS server, therefore providing much faster response time.
Major gateways supported
Verisign PayFlow Link and Pro
Bulk whois, transfer and registration
Registration or transfer of multiple domain names can be submitted on the same form, as can the transfer of multiple domains across profiles.
Intuitive user interface
A professional, yet simple user-friendly interface for the administrator and client with comprehensive error reporting on the same page as where the error occurs.
devNIC.com is powered by phpDomain (originally developed by ThinkHost). phpDomain is a unique, feature-packed, php-based Tucows OpenSRS domain name reseller software product. The purchaser of devNIC.com will need to open an account with Tucows OpenSRS in order to operate the site.
Further Revenue Generation Opportunities
The purchaser need not confine themselves to domain name registration services. The industry sector provides many compatible sidelines to further increase profit; such as deleted domains, domain name resources and forums, revenue generation through web hosting promotion. There are also opportunities via Tucows to provide email and digital certificates services.
Revenue history (approx. gross last 6 months):
NOTE: We have not actively promoted devNIC during the last year, so the following figures could have been easily increased through some targeted promotion, text optimization, canvassing for link partners etc.
May 2003 - $587
June 2003 - $762
July 2003 - $624
August 2003 - $717
September 2003 - $695
October 2003 - $756
- Each domain name registration costs $10 wholesale per year with the exception of .co.uk & .org.uk ($6.50 per year) and .ca (US$17 per year)
- Hosting for the site current costs $14.99 per month (not including SSL certificate).
- Payment gateway/merchant account fees
Search Engine Presence
devNIC is listed on major engines such as Alltheweb, AltaVista, Google/AOL and HotBot/Inktomi as well as having a directory listing with the ODP (DMOZ) and also a grandfathered placement in Yahoo's directory.
Note: No search engine optimization has been carried out on this site, so this is another area where great improvements to traffic and consequently revenue can be made.
Averages around 400 - 500 visitors a month
What's included with the sale?
- Website design, content and devNIC.com domain name. The site is an original design and all rights will be transferred over to the new owner.
- phpDomain Pro License
What's not included with the sale?
- Customer lists
- TuCows OpenSRS account needs to be set up by purchaser.
- Support ticket system
- Hosting (can continue on current server for $14.99 per month)
- Secure certificate for transactions
- Payment gateway account and/or merchant account
What's the asking price?
All offers considered, best offer will acquire the site.