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How to catch a domain name

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by BlackCat83, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    Hi all!

    In my country domain names go into quarantaine when not renewed. Now there is a company that will try to catch the domain in quarantaine when it is released.

    My question is, can you make or is there an application that will do the same and try to register as soon as the domainname is released? So something that will check the domainname continuously untill it is able to register it and then do so.

    Would love to hear this!
     
  2. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    It depends on the domain type (extension). There are a few companies which provide domain catching service (e.g. GoDaddy for globals). For my country's national .tld there are at least 3 companies which I use.
    You can also get a program to catch domains, but frankly speaking you do not have a chance with the Big Guys.
    Some domain resellers offer own API and you can make a script to get the domain automatically when it's available.

    D.
     
  3. BlackCat83

    BlackCat83 Junior Member

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    So I can not make a nice program my self or download one which will make this possible for me? The extension is .NL and we have 1 company which is doing this domain catching. But the nice domainnames go for quite high amounts of money. So trying this myself would be nice, but I cannot sit behind my PC 24 hours to refresh and try to claim it when released.
     
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    You have to check if a registrar with .NL domains has an API available. .NL is not so popular IMHO.