I was at one time thinking of seriously getting a reseller account for use here in Pakistan i.e. provide services to the local market, charge in rupeees, take payments locally etc...
Do you think there is significant demand for hosting services (located in the US / Canada) but administered operationally in Pakistan? This "operation" would obviously also be able to register web addresses for you as well.
As far as pricing goes, I have looked over some of the better hosting company's reseller accounts (hostgator, lunarpages, verio, doreo, site5 etc..). What I calculated was the average "cost" for providing hosting services for a basic account would be around ~3 dollars a month. This would get the recipient 2GB of disk space and 20 GB of bandwidth a month.
Since I can piggy back this operation with some of my other ventures, I would only need to recoup the small administration charges associated with providing this service, which would work out to be no more than $1.50-a month.
So for $4.50 (~Rs.300) a month, you get 2GB of space, 20gb of bandwidth and all the other good stuff (fantastico, cpanel etc..). Does it make sense? I know it doesn't compare to the insane offerings that are out there, but the advantage is that it is locally accessible and administered.
Let me know what you think.