Interview with Roj Niyogi from Tripod Support Published: Apr 19, 2004
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A reseller is a middle-man who sells web space on somebody else's server. Reselling schemes vary widely.

A reseller is a middle-man who sells web space on somebody else's server. Reselling schemes vary widely. They fall into the following categories:

(a) The reseller acts as an agent for the web hosting company. The service is advertised by the reseller as being with the actual web hosting company. People buy direct from the web hosting company but the reseller gets a cut if customers mention the reseller's name.

(b) The reseller acts as a marketer for the web hosting company. The service is advertised by the reseller as being with the actual web hosting company. People buy the service from the reseller but all further contact they have is direct wih the web hosting company.

(c) The reseller appears to be a web hosting company in his own right, handling sales and support but 'rebadges' somebody else's service. A customer buys web space from the reseller who buys web space (at a lower price) from the actual web hosting company. Customers contact the reseller for support.

A variant on this scheme is that customers are invoiced by the web hosting company in the reseller's name and the reseller gets a cut. Support will usually be via the reseller in order to keep up the pretence that the reseller is a web hosting company in his own right.

(d) The reseller purchases a large chunk of web space and bandwidth from the web hosting company and can then carve that into individual chunks of space/bandwidth for sale to customers. Customers contact the reseller for support.

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Comments (2)

  • Gravatar - Daniel
    Daniel 14:52, August 15, 2006
    Tripod can boast of there staff (usually underpaid) constantly under the pressure of being sacked.One man company without any future... will buckle out anytime.<br />
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    Good luck for any one working there.
  • Gravatar - Dev
    Dev 11:44, May 19, 2007
    I registered with Mr.Roj Nyogi rnhosting.com and varhosting.net he took full one year amount from my credit card and then just disappear i even called him but no response , <br />
    <br />
    I dont think this is good company and advice all not to do business otherwise will be cheated any one want to know more detail can call me up at +91-9891842934

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