Methinks not, unless one service wins the domain and you register 2 accounts with that same company . . and you forget you have the 2 accounts . . and you login to one account, say drshields2 and see that drshields1 bid $100.00, and you bit $200.00 as drshields2 . . and keep trying to beat the other guy . .
Short answer: No.
[edited by: Webwork at 8:22 pm (utc) on May 16, 2007]
So basically, a company would win the domain first (GoDaddy, SnapNames etc) and from there it goes to bidding within their user group, correct?
Yep. They're not nice. They don't share. :)
Best to know who is the present registrar of the expiring domain as most of the dropcatchers no longer dropcatch. They sorta grease the rails between NetSol+Snapnames, Register.com+Snapnames, etc.
GoDaddy tends to mostly only catch their own drops. Ditto for Enom.
Best to ask yourself where is it registered? GoDaddy/WildWestDomains/BlueRazor regged domains backorder at GoDaddy, eNom/Namecheap regged domains backorder at eNom. For GoDaddy, it goes into an open auction first. Everywhere else regged, backorder at both SnapNames and Pool. SnapNames is the backorder gorilla. Occasionally SnapNames/Pool will be beaten to the drop but they reliable capture the lion's share of dropping domains most of the time. I think it is important to backorder at Both SnapNames and Pool because you want to be in the private auction at whoever captures the domain.
Thanks for your responses guys.
I can't seem figure out how to sign up for a back-order on enom.com... Do I need to apply for a reseller account first? The domain I want is registered through enom, so I'm assuming that's the best place to go for the backorder, although getting a bit lost at their site.
And now the key question.
what if i need to get a domain showing pending/delete on all whois look up but showing expired on.........yes the one and only.....Registerfly.
does anybody have an advice?
here is what shows up on a whois:
Updated Date: 12-mar-2007
Creation Date: 01-feb-2006
Expiration Date: 01-feb-2007
so it means that registerfly did not update their info since 12-mar-2007. also i thought that a domain becomes available after 60 days of pending-delete status.
I think ICANN asked all Registries to block all deletions of domains at Registerfly. I read somewhere recently that they are going to bulk transfer all Registerfly's domains at ICANN accredited Registrars to GoDaddy, next week. I'm about certain it's going to be a mess.