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3 benefits of domain consolidation

Managing TLDs at different registrars is pretty straightforward if you have two or three domains. But what happens when you have hundreds (or even thousands) of domains that are essential to the wellbeing of your business? Domain management can quickly become a frustrating, tedious, and above all, time-consuming process. And let’s face it: who enjoys a portfolio that is hard to manage and difficult to change?

Below you’ll find 3 reasons why keeping your domains at a single registrar will help you save time and, as a result, money.

1. Streamline administrative work

It can be challenging to keep track of your entire domain portfolio if you have multiple accounts at various registrars. An important benefit of consolidating your portfolio with one registrar, is that it allows you to manage all your domains from one central place. As a result, keeping your portfolio in check is easier and will cost you less time.

Our approach:
In addition to providing an up-to-date overview of your domains, the Realtime Register Domain Manager offers all kinds of smart management and reporting features. It’s a guaranteed timesaver!

2. Avoid unwanted expirations

Keeping up with renewals is a pain in a multi-registrar situation. An overcrowded inbox makes it easy to miss one of many renewal reminder emails and you could easily wind up losing domains because of it.

Our approach:
Partners who consolidate their portfolio with Realtime Register benefit from all kinds of smart tools and services to help you keep your domains registered and renewed. For instance: as part of our service, we’ll send you a clear overview of upcoming renewals approximately 30 days ahead of the renewal date. Read more about our renewal tools and resources in this blog post.

3. Simplify bulk changes

A big disadvantage of using multiple registrars, is that quickly executing mass changes to your domain portfolio is out of the question. You’ll have to log in to different registrar accounts and perform changes manually. Quite a hassle if you own hundreds of TLDs! Having your entire domain portfolio under one roof solves this problem.

Our approach:
Realtime Register offers an extensive set of bulk management options. This makes creating, renewing, updating, transferring, and deleting large amounts of domains at once as simple as clicking a button. Log in to get an overview of all bulk domain options.

Final step: ensure a smooth move!

Most businesses imagine that transferring their domain portfolio is a headache. No worries, we’ve got you covered with our Domain Transfer Service! This automated transfer scheduler is designed to transfer in large quantities of domain names effortlessly. In other words: we’ll do the heavy lifting – but you stay in charge of the entire process!

Trust us, we’ve done this before

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ICANN, Thick WHOIS Migration Delay & Pray

The migration of the Verisign Thick WHOIS has been delayed until 29th November.
This is a welcome change from the original migration data wich was set at 1-August-2017.

We at Realtime Register were not planning to migrate on this data anyways, as we are still reviewing the EU GDPR and its impact.

Currently, ICANN is collecting community input regarding the EU GDPR till September this year. In November ICANN will present the results wich will provide more clarity regarding the fact if ICANN is the data controller or not according to the EU GDPR. Furthermore, Registrars expect more clarity at this date regarding the output of personally identifiable data through the public WHOIS.

The EU GDPR will go into effect on 25-May-2018 and will severely impact your business.
A blog post regarding the EU GDPR and how it will affect you as a reseller will follow soon.

ICANN blogged about this migration delay here.

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upcoming price increases info ru top and 16 uniregistry tlds

.info, .ru, .рф, and .top price increases (July 1)

The registries managing .info, .ru, .рф, and .top have announced that they will increase the prices of these TLDs starting July 1, 2017. Consequently, Realtime Register has to raise the prices of these TLDs as well. Also, the currency used for .top domains will change from United States Dollar (USD) to Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) starting July 1.

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Log in to your account to get an overview of your new .info, .ru, .рф, and .top prices.

Uniregistry price increases (August 21)

Registry operator Uniregistry will increase the prices of 16 TLDs, in some cases by extremely significant amounts (effective as of August 21). We are far from pleased with these changes, because we feel that this type of increase has the potential to negatively impact consumer trust in new gTLDs.

Affected TLDs

With new selling prices of $100 or less, the price hike will have the smallest impact on the following 7 domain name extensions:

  • .click
  • .link
  • .help
  • .pics
  • .sexy
  • .christmas
  • .tattoo

The 9 TLDs below are hit hardest: these domain extensions will cost well over $100. In some cases, this means a price increase of up to 3,000%.

  • .audio
  • .juegos
  • .diet
  • .hiphop
  • .flowers
  • .guitars
  • .hosting
  • .property
  • .blackfriday

Consequences

Several registrars have decided to partially discontinue support for these TLDs or even drop Uniregistry domains altogether. We have decided to leave it up to you whether you want to continue selling these TLDs after the price increases come into effect.

Recommended actions

We strongly recommend that you inform your customers about the upcoming changes as soon as possible, so they aren’t taken by surprise. You can also offer your customers the option to renew their domains at current prices for up to 10 years.

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4 tips to effectively boost your TLD sales

At Realtime Register, we aim to empower our partners’ businesses by providing an extensive collection of TLDs to choose from. But with thousands of new TLDs released over the last few years and many more still to come, it can be tricky to market all of them effectively. Below you’ll find 4 tips to help you push your domain selling business from good to great!

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Tip #1: Present suggestions & categorize

Harsh but true: sometimes the domain name your customers have their eye on is taken. As a reseller, you can help them by offering relevant alternatives that otherwise may not have been considered. For instance, if their perfect .website domain name is taken, .site or .online might be an interesting alternative. Another way to help your customers find their perfect domain name even faster is by grouping related TLDs together in categories.

Tip #2: Showcase your offering

Sure, you know the ins and outs of your TLD portfolio, but how about your customers? There are all kinds of ways to get the word out and showcase which great TLDs you have in store, including using a marketing kit! For example, our brand-new .FUN marketing kit includes everything you need to develop a multi-faceted online promotion strategy!

Tip #3: Gain a competitive edge

Keeping your customers’ wallet happy is always a good idea. Sign up for our monthly price update newsletter to know which TLD promotions are coming up (or ending soon), so you can offer your customers the best deals. If you’re interested in getting volume discounts, be sure to check out our Domain Growth Program!

Tip #4: Use original holidays for marketing

Many organizations use mainstream holidays such as Christmas for marketing purposes. But why not try something different? There are lesser known holidays for almost every day of the year that you can use to create unique and memorable TLD campaigns. For instance, World Health Day is perfect for promoting TLDs like .healthcare, .fitness, .dentist or .clinic. Or how about using Nature Photography Day to highlight .camera, .pictures or .photos! Even though unusual holiday campaigns can be a good way to keep customers engaged during slow times of the year, it is important not to overuse them. Our advice: stick to holidays that align with your business personality.

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It’s time to get .ONLINE!

Having an online presence is almost a necessity in our digital world. Businesses, individuals, startups, students – everyone is looking to get online. And what better way to help them successfully enter the World Wide Web than adding .ONLINE to your domain portfolio!

Did you know…
… that over 1,000,000 websites already include the word ‘online’ in their URL, proving that people worldwide consider ‘online’ to be a great keyword? No wonder, considering ‘online’ is one of the few universal words out there that means the same thing in 24+ languages. And whereas many TLDs are market-specific, .ONLINE is relevant for practically any website. So, choosing .ONLINE means choosing a truly generic domain extension that is understood in many languages!

Help your customers blaze their way to .online success!

Check out the .ONLINE infographic here.

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