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There had been some speculation in domain circles over the last few weeks about the fate of Tucows’ aftermarket domains.
That speculation has now come to an end, as Tucows have announced their partnership with Afternic.
What’s particularly interesting is that Tucows will be sharing the revenue with their resellers!
We’re pleased to announce that you’ll receive ten per cent of the Gross
Sale Price on the sale, at auction through Afternic, of any expired
domains that originated from your Reseller account. That revenue will
be deposited directly into your reseller account on a monthly basis.
Now that is interesting!
Are other registrars going to follow suit?
I somehow doubt it, but it would be an interesting and attractive revenue stream for many of the hosting companies that rely on ICANN registrars to handle their domain registrations
More information, including a vidcast from their domain portfolio manager, is available on the Tucows blog