“Openprovider is focussed on the long-term. Software development will remain the main objective in our focus: we enjoy that, but it is also a necessity. The market is changing rapidly and to continue giving value to our customers we must continue to develop.
As mentioned above, we do not add much extra value to domain names. Additionally, we find that many registries of domain names make too much profit which actually belongs to the customer. These two reasons have led us to transition to a new business model:
We charge a subscription fee to use our software platform and do not charge any margin on the domain names.“
Arno Vis, CEO of Openprovider, in his blog post The “why” of Openprovider