Msg#: 4288122 posted 4:44 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've no experience whatsoever at drop catching, but I recently grabbed an expired one-word country level ccTLD in the dating niche, which was ideal for my regional traffic, and so I'm developing that now. I just happened to be looking in the right place at the right time.
Msg#: 4288122 posted 9:05 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
The registrar, other drop bidders are important for very good names (manual drop catchers don't stand much of a chance for these domains) , but other domains you can try to bulk register yourself and pay basic registration fees. Exact time is not known but the time period is generally the same. For example , for .info , domains usually got deleted in a 10-15 minute period every day a few years ago.