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Are there companies that specialize in catching expiring Country Code "cc" TLDs?
Even your friendly moderator wants to know. :0)

 3:28 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

The "usual suspects" only offer backordering for com/net/biz/info. Any advice on backordering country specific domains?



 3:30 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Maybe gandi or joker?

and I know about the charter. but I can't see how to answer that without using "sticky" or without mentioning them by name ..if you can think of another way webwork ..edit as you see fit ..cheers :)


 3:58 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see that catch-22, Leo. Has anybody experiences if backordering actually works? I have one backorder at "Huge Father", and they sent me a few change notices in the past. The domain (the .com-equivalent of our .de) is due in July again. We'll see...


 4:17 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's worthy of public discussion, the identification of drop catching services that specialize in cc TLDs, as it's an emerging issue and likely that many people will have a similar question.

Fire away. I've amended the title to open up the discussion a bit. :)

Who's the best at catching the widest range of cc TLDs?


 4:27 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Webwork.

I doubt however that (at least in 2005/2006) there is a "one size fits all" contractor for country TLD's. I think there might be a specialist or two who work wonders for co.uk and ie, but are a complete failure for .au or .fr. Others might be good for .be while failing at .nz.

In the long run, you will probably see some who are good at the top-10 or top-20 country TLD's. Probably the "usual suspects" for com/net/org.


 4:36 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

tucows have the one of the widest choices of standard and country domains available I think at present 20..look into open srs ..

the "drop" facility is upto the individual reseller AFAIK


 4:59 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Alrighy then.

To all newcomers - please keep the thread to the subject of drop catching expiring cc TLDs - not registering cc TLDs.

It's far less an issue to find a place to register cc TLDs.


 6:20 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

We are based in the UK and active in The UK Spain, Italy France Holland and Germany.

We have tried some dropcacthing companies and in the main have not found them satisfactory. Also it's more difficult (or impossible) to catch domains in some countries and some countries have residency requirements.

So much so that we are now making a big investment (for us) in programming our own system to do it.

I'm not sure that is of much help but I really can't get more positive about them.


 11:12 am on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

backorder.de (sic!) announces that they are "starting soon" to offer backordering for .de/.at/.ch

Their website is alreading offering backordering for the big domains, obviously in association with Pool. Their business approach is clearly targeted at domainers.

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