Domain wholesaler comparison: GoDaddy vs Enom vs Openprovider

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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. Working with a wholesaler is therefore a recommended option to offer your clients the best one-stop-solution on the market. But it can be hard to choose. Through this domain wholesaler comparison, we aim to make the choice easier for you. Our comparison features three major players on the market: Openprovider, Enom and GoDaddy.

Of course, prices are important when you are making your decision, but you should not forget to look at other services these wholesalers offer. This wholesaler comparison, besides domain prices, therefore also looks at the components of internet security and customer support. But first things first, let’s have a look at the prices of domain name registration at each wholesaler.

Domain price comparison

If you want to compare Godaddy with Enom and Openprovider, it’s best to look at their 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: thisismynewdomain.com.

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 of registration is $13.95. This price doesn’t change, so in the first year, you pay as much as during any future year you stay with them.

If you decide to register thisismynewdomain.com at Openprovider, it’ll cost you $8.03 for the first year. Any subsequent year will cost $14.95 for non-Members. Meanwhile, resellers with a running 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 price is the most expensive, Enom becomes more interesting for resellers who are in it for the long run. At your second year with Enom, you’ll already be saving money compared to GoDaddy. And after 7 years, a domain with Enom will be cheaper than for non-Member of Openprovider.

However, Members at Openprovider will always be saving the most money. During the first year, they already pay at least 50% less than they would with the other wholesalers in this article. Since the price doesn’t go up for Members in later years, 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 do our business. From the day the Internet was born, it has been teeming with 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 important to offer them 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 these. Using an SSL certificate ensures encrypted information and protection against phishing attacks. This extra safety measurement leads to a higher customer trust. You can also 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, which comes in three different plans and offers services such as a malware scanner. This only cleans up found malware once though, so it’s not an ongoing protection.

Openprovider has SpamExperts as an extra safety measure. With this tool you are able to secure your domains from spam and viruses with inbound email filtering. Besides that, you also stop spam from leaving your network and avoid blacklisting. It also includes an archiving function for legal compliance and data protection.

Web hosting

One of the biggest differences between GoDaddy versus Enom versus Openprovider lies in the area of web hosting. This is a service that Openprovider doesn’t offer, whereas 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.
When it comes to differences between the other two, 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 for you.

Support

Not always does everything go the way you want it to go. In that case, it’s good to know that your wholesaler offers good customer support to help you out. All three domain wholesalers in this comparison have an email address on which you can contact them or a phone number to call. All three also have a useful Knowledge Base you can consult to find a solution for your problem yourself. Enom and GoDaddy have a live chat on their, website, and the latter can even help you via Whatsapp.

Conclusion

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 through a Membership with Openprovider, resellers will save a lot of money on domain registrations. If security is important to you, then Enom and Openprovider come out on top as well. GoDaddy’s extra support channels are a nice feature, but they don’t hide the fact that, in this domain wholesaler comparison, it is the most expensive one of the three.

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