ICANN Registrar Accreditation

Is becoming an ICANN accredited registrar the next step for your business? Our team of experts can not only help you to evaluate if it makes sense for your company to obtain an ICANN accreditation, we can help you to become a domain registrar by handling the accreditation process for you. DomainCocoon can connect you to the registries of your choice by helping you pass the technical certification required by many registries.

Please note that the prices below do not include any fees payable to ICANN and the registries.

Our consulting options include:

a) ICANN Registrar Accreditation Application Review

Starting at $4,000 USD – priced based on review of your existing application

  • You prepare the application, we review it before the submission to ICANN
  • We submit the application for you, follow up with ICANN
  • We help you with answers to questions asked by ICANN
  • ICANN approves the application and notifies the registries

b) ICANN Registrar Accreditation Application Preparation & Completion

Price $7,500 USD

  • Review feasibility of becoming an ICANN accredited registrar
  • We prepare the application with the data you provide to us
  • We submit the application for you, follow up with ICANN
  • We provide ICANN with answers to questions
  • ICANN approves the application and notifies the registries

c) ICANN Registrar Accreditation Application & Registry Signup

Price $9,900 USD

  • Review feasibility of becoming an ICANN accredited registrar
  • We prepare the application with the data you provide to us
  • We submit the application for you, follow up with ICANN
  • We provide ICANN with answers to questions
  • ICANN approves the application and notifies the registries
  • We help you sign up with the registries (all gTLDs)
  • We pass the technical testing with the registry providers (all gTLDs) on your behalf.

 

Please note that the prices above do not include any fees payable to ICANN and the registries.

In addition to our consulting fees, here is some information regarding the payments to ICANN. You can find more information on their website: Registrar Accreditation: Financial Considerations – Icann

ICANN Financial Considerations for becoming an accredited registrar

  • Due at the time of application: $3,500.00 USD non-refundable application fee

Quarterly/Monthly Fees & Dues

  • Variable ICANN Fee, billed quarterly as set in the ICANN budget and divided by the number of registrars. The fee usually ranges between $800.00 USD and $1,200.00 USD per quarter depending on registrar size.
  • Fixed annual per TLD fee. $4,000.00 USD. These fees are first invoiced after your new registrar has become accredited.

Ongoing Cost (.COM as an example)

  • Registry Registration Fees per Domain Name Year (currently $7.85 for .COM)
  • Per Domain Name Year (registration, renewal, transfer) ICANN Fee (currently $0.18 USD per domain, billed quarterly)
  • Prepaid deposits at VeriSign
  • Similar fees for other TLDs

Other Considerations

  • The company will need to show proof of commercial liability insurance covering the equivalent of at least $500,000 USD
    (no longer a requirement)
  • ICANN requires the applicant to provide proof of at least $70,000.00 USD in working capital. (This amount does not need to be transferred to ICANN.)
  • The individual registries may require additional pre-paid deposits and proof of available working capital.
Last modified: November 17, 2016 / Created: Monday, April 22nd, 2013