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How to beat the big boys at drop catching?

     

philipjterry

2:07 pm on Mar 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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As a newcomer to the world of domain drop catching I am wondering if there are any feasible methodologies to acquire a name before the big boys get hold of them?

Any ideas?

minnapple

12:10 am on Mar 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I just started using pool.com, so far they have worked much better than snapnames. Granted I have limited experience in this area but perhaps others will chime in.

caran1

6:42 am on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Depends on which gTLD you are interested in, the drop timings are known, you can bulk registering. You only pay the standard registration fees if you succeed.

Asia_Expat

4:44 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've no experience whatsoever at drop catching, but I recently grabbed an expired one-word country level ccTLD in the dating niche, which was ideal for my regional traffic, and so I'm developing that now. I just happened to be looking in the right place at the right time.

philipjterry

8:36 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi caran i have been told different, that the timings are unknown as there are certain dependancies on whether there are other drop bidders, who the registrar is......?

caran1

9:05 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The registrar, other drop bidders are important for very good names (manual drop catchers don't stand much of a chance for these domains) , but other domains you can try to bulk register yourself and pay basic registration fees. Exact time is not known but the time period is generally the same. For example , for .info , domains usually got deleted in a 10-15 minute period every day a few years ago.