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backordering domain situation

Msg#: 4413262 posted 10:09 pm on Feb 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

I am new to these forums and a newbie on back ordering domains. There is a particular domain I really want and I think it may be dropped soon and available. Here's the whois info:

Reactivation Period (Reactivation-Pending@enom.com)
Fax: +1.4259744791
15801 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Creation date: 10 Dec 2006
Expiration date: 10 Dec 2012

So it looks like Enom has the name. But when I called them to inquire, they said it is currently with Namecheap.com. Maybe Enom wants the name back? No clue. So I am confused at this point, so on to Namecheap. They told me that this domain may have expired and would be dropped in the next 90 days. They recommended Namejet as the backordering service. The thing I don't like about Namejet is it looks like they make any bids public which brings a good dropped domain to the attention of others. This makes me nervous. Yet, I know NameJet was created by Enom. I once was successful with Snapnames and liked their service. I really don't want to lose this domain name, but I also don't want to get into an uncessary bidding war if this is published to the public. Does Namejet have the advantage since this domain was once (or currently is) in control of Enom? Should I go with Namejet, Snapnames, or both? Am I in comeptition with Enom for the domain name now?

Any suggestions or clarification?


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