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Here is my question (and this seems to come up occasionally, but I'm trying to find out the latest info)...
If I put a backorder through SnapNames for the domain, do I need to worry about Pool, etc., etc.? Is it likely that some other service will be able to grab it? What would you do?
Thanks in advance!
I've experienced a scenario using snapnames where i did not get a netsol domain and another provider picked it up first.
Once, they go to the redemption period they are in hands of the registry, like any other domain about to be deleted, absolutely no preference for SnapNames, any registrar can catch them.
I've used GoDaddy's backorder service once and got the domain name I was after, but it was already registered via WildWestDomains, their affiliate domain name entity, so I wonder if that played a factor.
I've used both pool and SN and won some, lost some. I'm 1 and 1 with GD, but I don't think they have as many connections to different registrars as the other 2.
If it has no backlinks, then, I would be willing to call it obscure. If this domain has value to a small "niche" don't count that in the case of expiring, it will be "obscure".
As mentioned, snap and pool are free unless you actually get the domain. No reason not to do it since both have pretty good success rates.