National Registration Service - Online  
Comprehensive Media Registration Services since 1998.  
Compare NRS vs. the Competition

The table below compares NRS-Online with registration services from the Writers Guild of America - West (WGAW), Writers Guild of America - East (WGAE) and ProtectRite. The information for the comparisons was last updated in early 2010.

NOTE: The MediaRegister.com and WriteSafe.com services used to be part of this comparison, but have been removed since their websites have not been functioning for the past year or more. NRS-Online has been online since 1998.
Feature NRS-Online ProtectRite WGAW WGAE
Cost & Terms $20 for unlimited registrations
(5 year term but items stored permanently)
$18.95 per item
(10 year term)
Item destroyed if subscription not renewed.

$39.95 per item
(Permanent storage)
$10.00 per item (WGA Members)
$20.00 (non-members)
(5 year term - all cases)
Item destroyed if subscription not renewed.
$10.00 per item (WGA members)
$17.00 (students)
$22.00 (non-members)
(10 year term - all cases)
Item destroyed if subscription not renewed.
Cost for registering four (4) items $20.00
(Original fee only, no additional cost.)
$75.80
($159.80 with permanent storage)
$40.00 (members)
$80.00 (non-members)
$40.00 (members)
$68.00 (students)
$88.00 (non-members)
Cost for registering ten (10) items $20.00
(Original fee only, no additional cost.)
$189.50
($399.50 with permanent storage)
$100.00 (members)
$200.00 (non-members)
$100.00 (members)
$170.00 (students)
$220.00 (non-members)
Types of items allowed
to be registered
Electronic files, media such as disks, film, CDs and hardcopy documents Electronic files only Electronic files and hardcopy documents Electronic files and hardcopy documents
Online registry &
Item management
YES YES (limited) NO NO
Daily URL Registration YES NO NO NO
Fax Registration YES NO NO NO
E-Mail Registration YES NO NO NO
Postal Mail Registration YES NO YES YES
Validation Links YES NO NO NO
Multi-User Control Panel YES NO NO NO
Affiliate Program YES
$10 payout/sign up
No Application.
Affiliate Module automatically installed in new NRS Accounts.
YES
$3 payout/sign up
NO NO
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