First, sorry for the newbie question. I've been doing web stuff for a long time, but have not dealt much with domain name issues.
I've got an existing domain (example.org) that is well established. A variation of the name (example.com) has been available for purchase for several years at a rather large price.
Currently the whois records show that it expired as of 27 Jan 2011 (but is not yet available).
If I put a "backorder" in for the domain, will that alert the current owner that someone is interested? Or would I be better off waiting until it was actually available for regular purchase?
(The domain name is not competitive - the only folks that would be interested is me and someone else wanting to hold the name for later sale to me.)