We have made some significant updates to the Marketplace policies that apply to unregistered domains.
1. Discounted renewals with points:
For any renewals of SH Registered domains, you will now have an additional option to renew your domains with the same commission rate as previous year. You can now use a combination of 500 points and $5 to keep your existing commission rates for an additional year. Note: this new option will only be visible for those domains where the renewal offers haven’t already been sent. In addition to this new option, you will still have the existing options that are currently offered for renewal.
2. Submitting Unregistered Domains as Creative Registered Domain
Earlier, you could indicate that you are open to registering the domain yourself (if approved). However. it was upto SH to approve the domain as a SH registered domain or a creative registered domain.
Now, you can explicitly select the “Creative Registered” option while submitting an unregistered domain. This will allow you to register the domain after the listing is approved, and you will receive a 65% commission (35% SH commission) on the name. Unlike other marketplaces, we will not charge any fees to review these unregistered domains. However in order to better manage the volume of these submissions, you will need to use 50 points for each submission when you select this option.
In addition, you can still choose SH registered option (or you can let SH decide between creative registered or SH registered option). In these cases, you will need to use 10 points for each submission.
If your domain is approved, you will receive 100 points back into your account.
These updates should be visible later today. We will continue to look for more ways to benefit those members of our community who are earning points in our platform as a result of their ongoing participation.