What are the best tools available and best way to go about back ordering a domain?
There's a domain I want and the site on it hasn't been updated in 3-4 years. It ranks very well for some of my competitive search terms. For all intents and purposes, this site is totally abandoned. The type in value alone not counting the serp positions makes it valuable to me.
It is set to expire in June and I wanna get my hands on it. There's a good chance no one is actively 'hunting' it as close as I am and I think there may be a chance they forget to re-register or just don't care. How can I go about getting it without reminding them that it's expiring?
It's been registered for 10 years and I doubt he/she/they have ever seen a registration expiration e-mail before.
This is the first time I'm trying this so I'm a rookie. Are there certain services online that will do it for me? Am I best to just wait it out on my own? Again, I don't wanna alert anyone to this and have it put in a domain auction or anything like that.
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.