| 7:39 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I would think that most registrars allow you to place backorders on domain names.
For example, whenever I search for domain names through one of the ICANN accredited registrars, they usually give an option to backorder the domain if it is already taken.
Choose a registrar to use for your search and see if they allow you to backorder there. The cost is usually between $15-$20.
| 7:44 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
>>It's been registered for 10 years and I doubt he/she/they have ever seen a registration expiration e-mail before.
Do current domain owners ever get an email when someone puts a backorder on their domain? I've never received one.
| 7:56 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Check out pool.com...
| 10:58 pm on Mar 7, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Won't services like pool place the domain in an auction thus alerting tons of people that its avaialble?
Someone could bid very high if they knew it was available....higher than me.
| 1:18 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
It goes into an auction only if two or more people had initially backordered it with pool.com
So if you will be the only one backordering it through pool.com then you'll get it without any auction.
In other words, it doesn't go into a public, all-to-see auction.
| 2:03 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Start with the registrar that currently controls the domain.
I think GoDaddy only allows one person to pre-register each domain. That may no longer be the case, but if it is then that's a good one to register with early. That way if they're successful in grabbing it, you don't have to go through an auction.
| 9:39 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I posted a similar question a couple of days ago in the domain name forum [webmasterworld.com] in the following thread.
I am a first timer in domain backordering as well ;) - and had similar questions / worries about the domain being spotted by others if I used backordering.
I have been told that Snap has partnerships with existing registrar and when a domain drops, it's almost certain they get it from these registrars.
Have a look on their site and check whether the current registrar for your chosen domain is amongst Snap's 'partners'