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Backordering or manual attempt to register?
There's a local domain will be dropped

 10:49 am on Jan 30, 2010 (gmt 0)


There's a domain in redemptation period which I want to register and waiting to be dropped.

As far as I know Enom, SnapNames and Pool are ICANN partners so their cathing dropped domains for backordering is better but their price is $$.

The domain is a local domain, not English and also a .com domain. But there's a .net tld domain with the same name has been already registered by one of the big local hosting firms. So I think they are watching the .com domain to register too.

Backordering is expensive so I'm considering backordering with <a cheaper service>. But:

Question 1: What about checking the domain manually every day, at the last days of redemptation period checking every 3-4 hours and trying to register it? What are the chances versus GoDaddy backordering?

Question 2: For example a domain dropped totally and returned to pool and backordered by <drop catcher> will register it in how much time? in seconds, minutes, hours? Generally of course, I guess it changes time to time.

Question 3: Same question with Enom, SnapNames and Pool. How much times takes for ICANN partners to register a dropped domain? Seconds, minutes or hours?

Question 4: So you know the case. What do you suggest?

[edited by: Webwork at 4:59 am (utc) on Feb. 1, 2010]
[edit reason] Prefer we not talk about businesses and their pricing [/edit]



 11:20 am on Jan 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

checking every 3-4 hours and trying to register it

That is not realistic.

If someone else is interested in the name you can expect zero opportunity to register it manually. Not even a few seconds!

If you seriously want the name, spend what it takes to backorder it, even with more than one service. That is still no guarantee that you'd get it, but if you do, you can find other ways to economize later.


 12:15 pm on Jan 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

So manually checking doesn't provide much.

What about registrars? What is their checking interval? Seconds, minutes or hours?


 4:58 am on Feb 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

Very few domains actually "drop" any more. Most domains pass directly from the registrar into their affiliated auctions.

You can try to "time drops" but chances are that any domain "outside the registrar->auction system/network" will be picked up by other entities that run automated programs to snatch whatever's left on the table.

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