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This current drop (20k domains) there is not one domain which is 4 character or less. Usually there are lots. I suspect NSI is hording the valuable ones until the WLS begins. But they would never admit it. They have the two powers, The power of Monopoly and Denial! :)
For rookies and the General Public, SnapNames is the only way they can play the game. If Snap is trying to fulfill lots of orders they have to allocate less and less resources per domain. And SnapNames is not even directly grabbing the domains themselves. So I would suspect that even if a valuable domain did drop with their partners that the partner would not give the domain to SnapNames. So in general SnapNames is only good for one thing. Domains that only non-experts want.
Keep on requesting for that domain & then register it once released.- so that's how the system works.
Wow, then u must be in the game of domain. Hmmm- you're good. expert to say the least
Sharing what domains are going to drop and when is valuable information. My information is only used in-house. Perhaps I will make that information accessible to the public but not yet. Give me a few months. I am actually working on a domain name search engine that will smoke anything that currently is out there.
Secondly, why would you be tracking that many domains. From what I understand, the drops can only be detected by continuously polling the whois information on the domains you are interested in (using a large database for example). If you are looking for valuable domains, there is little point in tracking as many as you would seem to be tracking. One would expect you to keep domains in your database that passed some type of filter such as a dictionary lookup, length, inclusion in various directories, link pop, etc. A 47 letter domain with numbers, dashes, and no link pop is hardly worth the resources to monitor it.
Thirdly, 300,000 simultaneous connections across 4 machines seems a little far fetched to me. I run on a shared university line (fat pipe) and I don't suspect my computer could get anywhere near 75,000 simultaneous connections going. Even on a 100mbps internet connection per PC(very costly), you're still connecting at a measly 1.3kbps per connection(I think my math is correct). You'd end up with alot of terminated sessions one would think.
There exist expiring domain search engines, and namewinner.com<?does this need snipping?> even maintains a pretty large tab-delimited list for free(over 20k at the moment). There isn't much you can do to improve upon such an engine besides quantity of domains.
“why would you be tracking that many domains”
Because I can.
“From what I understand”
Well, your understanding needs expanding. :)
“Namewinner even maintains a pretty large tab-delimited list”
Yes they do… But they don’t include everything! I am watching their list. And there is things they don’t put on that list.
I have been in this business long before Snap or NameWinner even thought about it. Both SnapNames and NameWinner know my private telephone number. They call me every few months to pump me for info. I have beaten them both on some very good names. Those services are serving thousands. I only serve myself. So I can dedicate more resources for the domains I want.
1) Is the "In Purge" period ever less than five days?
2) Does the registry deletes names (making them available for re-registration) at a set time on the relevant day? I believe I have read somewhere that they do this around 2PM PST?
1) The Purge can be 3-14 days. The average purge is 3-7 days.
2) Well, the time used to be 3:30am PST it is now 11am PST. However, when the clock strikes 11am your name will not just appear. The dump in groups. usually a few thousand at a time until they are all "Available" again.
But registrars and other special people can flag domains with up to 13 different codes so they don’t fall back into the public. The best flag is legal, because those take years to fall and they usually don’t.
What kind of system and connection do you need to make 300000 connections.
So you make 300000 connectiosn to the registrar like enom which on the other side make the same connection for you.
Can you please answer.
Do you snap names for other people for some kind of fees.
Please let me know
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
This game has changed so much since I first started playing back in the late 90's. But the game is almost all over. Another couple months and the game will get replaced by WLS.