Godaddy vs Enom Vs Openprovider

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Godaddy vs Enom vs Openprovider

As a reseller, you want to make sure you get your domain name registrations from the best possible registrar. Having to deal with each registry individually though, can be quite overwhelming. That’s why it is recommended to work with a wholesaler that has the connections with all the registries so you have a one stop solution to offer your clients the best on the market.

Besides the best prices, it’s also interesting to look at other services these wholesalers offer, such as internet security and customer support. But first things first, let’s have a look at the prices of domain name registration.

If you want to compare Godaddy with Enom and Openprovider, it’s best to look at the core business and that is to sell domain registrations. Even though Openprovider focuses more on bulk registration, we can get a clear idea of pricing if we try to register just one single domain:

Registering this .com domain at Godaddy will cost you $12.17 for the first year. The problem with Godaddy is what happens next.
After the first year, the price goes up to $18.17 per year. At Enom, the price is $13.95. This price doesn’t change, so the first year costs the same as any future year you stay with them.

If you decide to register at Openprovider, it’ll cost you $8.03 for the first year. Any subsequent year will cost $14.95 for non members. Resellers with a membership at Openprovider will only pay $8.03 for any of the following years as well.

When it comes to pricing, Godaddy is the most expensive of the three. Enom has a stable price, so you know exactly what to expect. Because its first year is the most expensive, Enom becomes more interesting in the longer run. The second year with Enom you’ll already be saving money compared to Godaddy.
After 7 years, a domain with Enom will be cheaper than a non member of Openprovider. Members of Openprovider will always be saving the most money though. The first year they’re already paying at least 50% less than the other wholesalers. Since the price doesn’t go up for members, the amount of money saved only grows as time goes by.

Internet security

Internet security is a hot topic as we all rely on a safe online space to either do our business. From the day the internet was born there were scammers, hackers and cybercriminals looking to do damage. Simply telling people to install an antivirus isn’t enough. In order to stand out from your competition, it’s adamant that you offer the best possible security. So let’s see what Godaddy, Enom and Openprovider do to protect their customers online.

Looking at what Godaddy offers on their website, the main security focus lies on SSL certificates. Enom and Openprovider also offer SSL certificates. Why are SSL certificates interesting to offer to your customers?
Having an SSL certificate means encrypted information and protection against phishing attacks. This extra safety measurement leads to a higher customer trust, you can accept payments securely and pages rank higher in search engines.

Enom also offers anti-malware to offer protection against malicious files developed by cybercriminals and hackers. Godaddy lets you get Website Security, it comes in three different plans, which offers things such as malware scanner. This only cleans up found malware once though, so it’s not an ongoing protection.
Openprovider has Spam Experts as an extra safety measure. With this tool you secure your domains from spam and viruses with inbound email filtering. Besides that you also stop spam from leaving your network and avoid blacklisting. The archiving function is there for legal compliance and data protection.

Web hosting

One of the biggest differences between Godaddy versus Enom versus Openprovider is that the latter doesn’t do hosting. Where Godaddy and Enom have shared hosting plans, managed WordPress hosting plans and so on, Openprovider focuses entirely on offering the cheapest possible domain name registration for more than 200 TLDs.
Godaddy offers more storage in their shared hosting plans than Enom, their outage time seems to be very similar. So if hosting is very important to your business, then Godaddy is a safe choice.


Not always does everything go the way you want it to go and then it’s good to know that the wholesaler offers good customer support to help you out. All three have an email address you can contact them or a phone number to call. All three also have a useful Knowledge Base you can use to find a solution for your problem. Enom and Godaddy have a chat on the website and the latter even helps you via Whatsapp.

When looking at which wholesaler to work with, pricing is an important factor. And just by looking at that, Enom and Openprovider have Godaddy beat. Especially when taking a membership with Openprovider, resellers will save a lot of money on domain registrations. If security is important to you, and why shouldn’t it be, then Enom and Openprovider come out on top as well. They both offer extra services such as anti-malware and Spam Experts.
The extra channels of support that Godaddy has is a nice feature but it doesn’t hide the fact that it is the most expensive wholesaler of the three.

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