What’s in a domain name?

What if you could literally send or share a link? No, not some gobbledygook URL, but a real, live link? What if this all meant more margin for resellers?

Curious? Then you might want to meet a new kid on the virtual block: .LINK.

.LINK is an opportunity for resellers to offer a domain that works across brands, business types and industries.

“They have the ability to provide registrants with website names that are memorable and marketable,” says Uniregistry’s Ian Deveau. “To be linked is to be connected.”

He’s right. How many times a day do you hear “send me the link?” or, how many times a day do you share a link? While one of the differences between .LINK and traditional domains is price, that’s not the only reason it connects with users so well. As Ian points out, we’re all used to copying and pasting and sending and sharing links. That means saying something like “Hey, check out HotSneakers.LINK,” makes sense to everyone on the Internet.

And, while rattling off something like “HotSneakers.LINK” sounds snappy, there’s more to it than that. At $5.00 per year, resellers have an opportunity to seize the day (or link) as an affordable add-on to hosting or website building packages. Compared to traditional domains priced at $10.00, the .LINK world adds more to the resellers’ margins. (And who doesn’t like that?)

.LINK is the most affordable new General Top Level Domain  (gTLD) we offer at OpenSRS. Visit the .LINK page for more info.

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3 thoughts on “What’s in a domain name?

  1. Did I miss the announcement from OpenSRS dropping the price of “traditional domains” to only $10? That’s excellent news! Thank-you OpenSRS. You guys are wonderful.

    Unfortunately this isn’t reflected in your system yet, as I was just charged $11 for the “traditional” dot-com that I just renewed. Could you look into this and make sure that operations puts the new pricing in place ASAP? Thanks.

    In the meantime I’ll contact your support department to process that $1 refund.

  2. Hi Craig, list price for .COM is still $11. When we said “$10” we simply meant to use a nice round number as we did not want to talk about any extension in particular. Sorry if this created some confusion for you.

  3. I would love to move to OpenSRS but unfortunately OpenSRS is more expensive than my current provider … :-(

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