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Immediately register an available domain?
Is it possible to immediately register a domain when it becomes available?
anthony522




msg:695448
 8:03 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is a domain that I am interested in purchasing the moment when/if it becomes available.

Is there a service that will do this for me or do I just have to do this manually?

Many thanks in advance.

 

canuck




msg:695449
 9:24 pm on Nov 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are many services doing this. If the domain is quite valuable you're going to have to fight off many domain speculators that rule this market.

Snapnames, NameWinner, Pool & GoDaddy are some of the basic services for the average-joe (GoDaddy is the cheapest).

Anat




msg:695450
 6:49 am on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Registerfly also has a service like that - expirefish.

I've managed to snap a domain name with Snapnames once.

[edited by: engine at 11:06 am (utc) on Nov. 24, 2004]

rsequin




msg:695451
 6:20 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Snapnames gets ALL the Network Solutions drops. Pool, Namewinner and Enom are good. Use GoDaddy when you don't think anyone else wants the domain, even then, don't expect to get it.

Don't use Expirefish. They will take your money, never catch a single domain for you and never give you a refund.

[edited by: engine at 11:06 am (utc) on Nov. 24, 2004]

anthony522




msg:695452
 1:46 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Now, do these just attempt to get the domain when it expires or will they send an offer to the owner as well?

Also, would it hurt to sign up for a couple of comapnies that were listed?

One more thing :), the domain looks like it was registered through dotregistrar, any reccomendations on which service may be best?

[edited by: engine at 11:05 am (utc) on Nov. 24, 2004]

canuck




msg:695453
 10:35 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Now, do these just attempt to get the domain when it expires or will they send an offer to the owner as well?

Also, would it hurt to sign up for a couple of comapnies that were listed?

As stated these services try to get the domain as it is released from the Registry after it has expired (they do not broker a deal with the current owner). The exception is the agreement between NetworkSolutions & SnapNames, and Dotster & NameWinner which the drops go directly to, but you don't have to worry about that in this case.

You can use Enom, Pool, SnapNames & Namewinner for free with no up front fee unless you get the domain.

canuck




msg:695454
 10:39 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Also DotRegistrar, who your domain was registered with, has a drop system called DomWish. However, I used this system last year and it was useless... it would only be useful if they guaranteed grabbing the domain with DomWish, which they don't as of yet that I know of.

Kongen




msg:695455
 11:44 am on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've been able to catch 2 domains with godaddy though, but maybe they weren't that attractive to others, i dunno.

Got another one in line one of these days as well. so far i've got 2 out of 2 with godaddy.

Kongen




msg:695456
 8:41 pm on Nov 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Got it tonight :-)

6 letter .com domain, not forming a dictionary word, so maybe i was the only one interested, dunno.

anthony522




msg:695457
 4:23 pm on Nov 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Cool, congrats.

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