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how about a one time fee?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fizz, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. fizz

    fizz Well-Known Member

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    i think something thats hosted on your own server you shouldnt have to pay a monthly fee for.. instead why not charge like 450 for 100 domains within WHM? i think this is way more reasonable and i think you could pick up alot more customers this way. Just a thought. :P
     
  2. Gadget

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    I think Nick has been over this before. Darkorb only gets $35 of that $99 monthly fee. That means in a year they only get $420 of that $1188 a year. so for distributors to make money beyond one year your looking at several thousands of dollars. I think, now knowing that Darkorb only gets $35 of that $99. the pricing is right as it is.
     
  3. DaveUsedToWorkHere

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    As a member of the DarkORB Billing Department, I hope I can shed some light on this issue. Offering software such as this for a one time fee is not practical. There are many reasons for this. The biggest reason is piracy. If we sold physical copies of Cpanel/WHM, people could take the software and install it on as many servers as the want. Yes, this could be prevented with a cd key, or other sort of software protection (look how well it works for microsoft :P ). By offering Cpanel with a monthly fee payment schedule, we can insure that users will stay up to date with every new version of our product, and also prevent piracy. These two of the major reasons but, there are plenty of reasons why we offer the monthly fee. I don\'t wish to bore you with our whole pricing manual so I will leave it to the major two. It looks like monthly fee structured pricing is here to stay.
     
  4. fizz

    fizz Well-Known Member

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    Just my own opinion and i know it doesnt count, but let me splurge. Who makes the software? DarkOrb? the resellers or nick and company on cpanel? Im curious because if you think about it, the resellers are getting more for your software then you? As a software developer i can attest that i know how it feels, except all my stuff is open source and free. Why not charge more for one time and make a reseller fee a bit less, like a bulk fee or something, but theres so many people that agree that the current liscence struction is really crippeling the way you guys could be doing busines. I really think for such a good product you should take things into your own hands and make your own money. Why watch your resellers get rich off your product? that doesnt make sence to me, and im sorry if im way off base but its just how i feel.
     
  5. bdraco

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    [quote:b83745eadb][i:b83745eadb]Originally posted by fizz[/i:b83745eadb]
    Just my own opinion and i know it doesnt count, but let me splurge. Who makes the software? DarkOrb? the resellers or nick and company on cpanel? Im curious because if you think about it, the resellers are getting more for your software then you? As a software developer i can attest that i know how it feels, except all my stuff is open source and free. Why not charge more for one time and make a reseller fee a bit less, like a bulk fee or something, but theres so many people that agree that the current liscence struction is really crippeling the way you guys could be doing busines. I really think for such a good product you should take things into your own hands and make your own money. Why watch your resellers get rich off your product? that doesnt make sence to me, and im sorry if im way off base but its just how i feel. [/quote:b83745eadb]

    I understand how you feel, however resellers are customers as well, and just changing the system is going to hurt there biz, and I don\'t think thats fair either.
     
  6. hedgehog

    hedgehog Well-Known Member

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    I personnally think the pricing structure is just fine as it is...

    $100 per month for continually updated and revised producted are really worth the investment for anyone serious about this...

    And it is very convenient in case you do reach the 100 accounts in sale per month..
    (making the $450 per 100 accounts inadequate...)

    Hedgy
     
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