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There's been many-a-time when I come across a domain that's pending delete and I stroll over to my GoDaddy account to backorder it. Not once have a won a domain off of backorder. Are there any registrars that have an edge in the backorder race or is it all luck of the draw.
I'm not asking for anyone to divulge their business secrets. I'd be happy with a simple yes or no from someone in the know. I'm starting to feel as though GoDaddy isn't the quickest bunny in the backorder patch.
Auction relationships can change overnight. An example of this was the NetSol / NameJet / SnapNames "upset". Therefore, if there's a name you really want you need to keep abreast of the latest changes.
You now have to deal with NameJet, SnapNames, Pool, Afternic, GoDaddy, . . .
I say the best approach still is to be proactive. Go after under-utilized domains directly by contacting the domain's registrant before the drop. YMMV.
I say the best approach still is to be proactive. Go after under-utilized domains directly by contacting the domain's registrant before the drop.
thanks Webwork I was wondering if that was a good idea or not as it sometimes leads to the register getting a little greedy but I am going to give it a shot on some I am watching and see if I can get me a few. Most likely will have to have a bunch of accounts to do this as I am sure the register will require it be registerd with them to begin with.
In the old days, before auctions, there might have been a chance to negotiate for expiring domains - if you were a volume buyer with $$$$. Not sure about "going direct" to a registrar today.
I have been searching the web for the last couple months hard full time all day looking for good link partners and from what I am seeing there are so many sites gone busted it is scary, then the majority of the rest are old and outdated. I would estimate of the 1000 or more sites I have visitied in the last month 10% are kept up and working the rest are either closed or just there.
Granted this is in one vertical I am looking in but man the net is a tough place and many are fooled into getting into a business.
Webwork I just need to learn the ropes on geting expiring domain names as there is a way to get it done it is just justgowithit and me are in the blind here and need to figure how the auction companies are doing it so we can get in the fray as well.
I will begin the task of gathering as much information on this and start working to learn how to get it done and quit wasting any money of backoprdering domains and it looks to me just a waste of time anyway.
I will begin the task of gathering as much information on this and start working to learn how to get it done and quit wasting any money of backordering domains and it looks to me just a waste of time anyway.
If you'd be so kind, I'd love to hear what you find. It would make a good comprehensive post.
The domain I lost yesterday, the one that prompted my post, was listed in a Snapnames auction almost immediately after it dropped. A company affiliate with Snapnames was the registrar prior the name dropping which is very fishy but perfectly logical.
Domains are commodities and I can't see a domain with real value being grabbed off of a backorder by an average Joe. I venture to guess that those in this business are reading this post and shaking their heads like a teacher would to student..... oh, there's so much to learn.
Luckily, like I said before, I put food on the table by building the houses not buying the land.
Luckily, like I said before, I put food on the table by building the houses not buying the landVery true but one important ingredient is ya gotta have the land to build the house, so actually they really go hand in hand what your really trying to do is "add on" not actually build.