Domain Registrars for Sale

Would you like to get started quickly instead of waiting for your ICANN accreditation application to be approved? Buying an existing ICANN accredited registrar company may be an option for you. Work with our team of experts – here are some of the registrars currently for sale.

When you buy an existing registrar you can start registering domains right away, there’s no wait period like there is for a new accreditation. You are buying:

  • The entire ICANN accredited company
  • existing clients (usually low amounts for registrar shells)
  • existing registry deposits
  • the company’s contracts with ICANN and the registries

The companies do not usually include any software or website, unless specified.

 

Unfortunately we do not currently know of any registrars available for sale. If you are interested in buying a registrar, please contact us and we will let you know as soon as a registrar is available. You may also want to consider applying to become an ICANN accredited registrar.

If you are interested in selling your registrar, please contact us as well.

Registrar Shell Option #1 – asking $25,000 USD (sale pending)

  • US state incorporation
  • Accredited for COM, NET, ORG, NAME, BIZ, INFO, MOBI, AERO, ASIA, CAT, COOP, JOBS, MUSEUM, TEL, TRAVEL, XXX
  • less than 150 active domain registrations
  • currently used for dropcatching only
  • Static website with contact forms included (no automated domain management)
  • no contract/obligations with any other service providers, beyond dropcatching
  • existing registry deposits (pre-payments) need to be reimbursed by buyer

Registrar Shell Option #2 – asking $20,000 USD (sold)

  • US state incorporation
  • Accredited for COM, NET, ORG, NAME, BIZ, INFO, MOBI
  • less than 325 active domain registrations
  • currently used for dropcatching only
  • managed by a hosted registrar service
  • existing registry deposits (pre-payments) need to be reimbursed by buyer

Registrar Shell Option #3 – asking $20,000 USD (sold)

  • US state incorporation
  • Accredited for COM, NET
  • about 1,000 active domain registrations to be transferred out over the course of a year
  • currently used for dropcatching only
  • existing registry deposits (pre-payments) need to be reimbursed by buyer
  • potential option for registrar software purchase

Dropcatching Registrars & Software (sold)

  • 40 ICANN accredited registrars
  • Optional software
  • Registrars accredited for COM/NET
  • Used for drop catching
  • Please contact us for pricing & more information.

All listings include our brokerage fee and the following services from DomainCocoon:

  • transition of registrar ownership at ICANN and the registries
  • transition/updates of registrar related credentials
  • data of existing clients

 

At additional cost, we can also offer additional services to help with the transition, for example:

  • change of registrar name
  • change of registrar jurisdiction
  • hosted whois server
  • hosted Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) services
  • training for your staff

Please contact us if you would like to know more about these opportunities.

If you are looking to start from a clean slate and about 3-4 months to get started, we can also assist you in becoming an ICANN accredited registrar from scratch.

Last modified: November 17, 2016 / Created: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016