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domain names worth GOLD!!!!

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by smileplease, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    Which place is the best place to backorder them?

    backorder as in, grab the second they're open for registration
     
  2. mankan

    mankan BANNED BANNED

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    I placed a backorder through GoDaddy for $18.95 thinking that was all I needed to do. During the week that followed, I learned a lot about the domain expiration process. Two and a half months and $369 later, I am the proud owner of a shiny new domain. A really really good one.


    How a domain expires
    Contrary to popular belief, domains do not expire when they say they do. If the owner of a domain does not renew by the expiration date of the domain, the domain goes into "expired" status. For 40 days, the domain is in a grace period where all services are shut off, but the domain owner may still renew the domain for a standard renewal fee. If a domain enters this period, it is a good first indicator that it may not be renewed, but since the owner can re-register without penalty, it can also just be a sign of laziness or procrastination.

    The entire process ends exactly 75 days after the listed expiration date.
     
  3. satan

    satan Newbie

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    If you really want the name I'd recommend placing an order with all of the drop services: NameJet, SnapNames, Pool, and Godaddy. I've grabbed several good ones this month and the only way to be sure you have all your bases covered is to place an order with each site.

    With Godaddy you pay up front but with the other sites you only pay if they get the name (and they usually do). I've had 90% success using NameJet lately, once at SnapNames. More than likely you won't be the only person backordering the name so as mankan said above, be prepared to fork over some dough if you really want it :-D
     
  4. smileplease

    smileplease Regular Member

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    cool thanks.
     
  5. virtualgeorge

    virtualgeorge Junior Member

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    @mankan, why the $369 when godaddy is only 18.95, did you also back order at other companies as well?

    How do you tell the actual expiration date of a domain? I have seen some where the domain was near expiration so I backordered. Then on the expiration date even though the customer did not renew, it will show the expiration date was extended by a year so I figured it was renewed by the owner.

    But it turns out that sometimes the company just adds the year to the expiration date because 2 months later sometimes I still get the domain.

    Just bought one that I backordered through godaddy for $18.95 then someone offered me $1000 for it right away.
     
  6. xrvel

    xrvel Registered Member

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    SnapNames and NameJet if you think the name is premium for common people.
    Or Godady if you think the name is premium for you, only :).
     
  7. Erik

    Erik Regular Member

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    I think it's a huge scam how icann works. There's clearly a better way I don't know why they chose to sell through registrars.
     
  8. Mage

    Mage Junior Member

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    I wonder if you all can help me understand how I lost a domain. My domain expired in December 15. In january 20, I found that it's been renewed in someone's name.

    I asked godaddy and they said someone bought my domain. But how ? I thought they have to go through the period and only the owner can renew. The new expiry date is exactly December 14, 2009 so it was not bought as an expired domain.

    Any advise is appreciated.
     
  9. fab145

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    NameJet, SnapName and Pool are big three.