twohawks - 3:53 am on Jun 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
I own the trademark to a name specified in a dotcom going up for auction, and being made available for backorder at NameJet, and I don't quite understand the typical/appropriate protocol for walking this problem down.
Example, the name is <ourtrademarkname>, and the domain being held by the registrar and being released for auction is <ourtrademarkname>.com
How would you approach this (best approach toward successfully obtaining the name)?
Btw, just to mention, I have been reading a lot of (horror) stories of how people have been taken advantage by some of the name-drop registrar "players", like filing for backorder, and then even after winning auction having a name withheld and/or re-auctioned, or having the deal nullified and then having to negotiate a large fee to buy it from the registrar - kinds of things. Not just a handful of people are reporting suspicious practices either (as I would suspect is no surprise to anyone).
So then also, from what I have been able to gather, I am of the opinion that at a registrar that doesn't keep backorder registration private (like NameJet for instance) it is probably best not to backorder until and unless you reach a "strategic moment" (so to speak) that may warrant doing so.
I am not a drop-catch player, I am just a business person trying to obtain the name that is our trademark since it has become released.