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For example, there's noonewantsit.com and its gonna drop and I want it. There's noone interested in this domain except me. Now if I goto a service like Pool.com and backorder this drop... will Pool.com somehow publicize my interest in this domain thereby potentially bringing more bidders into an otherwise un-wanted domain? I mean it would be in their interest to do so - but do they actually do that?
I'm actually afraid to backorder because of this.
The way that the process of drop catching is so automated, there is a chance that the domain will be picked up automatically by either one of these dropcatching services or by domain tasting/kiting operators. It might be best to get the order in with a few dropcatchers if you really want the domain.