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Backorder advice for domain pending deletion

Located in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching started by ChrisG75, Feb 11, 2020.

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  1. ChrisG75

    ChrisG75 New Member

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    Hi there,

    A domain I would like is listed as pending deletion. The current registrar is Godaddy.

    I just want the domain for personal stuff. I'm not sure it has commercial value. It's been available on and off before. From looking into it a few years ago, I don't think it's ever been used for anything. But I guess leaving it to be deleted and become available could be too risky. I thought I would backorder through a handful of services.

    Is that what you would do?

    Is there anything/anyone you would avoid in my position?

    Sorry if this all seems obvious. I haven't done it before so I'd be grateful for any advice.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    Does it have anything making it valuable to other people ?
    Will there be competition?

    If not, you can use a cheap but trusted backordering platform.
    Otherwise, backorder it at as many places as possible to maximize your chances of catching it

    Gube
     
  3. ChrisG75

    ChrisG75 New Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    This is probably a naive question: can backordering through more services stimulate competition?

    It's possible the name could be useful to someone but I don't believe it's ever been used - it's just passed in and out of ownership for years. So I was thinking I'd backorder through, say, two or three services. And if I get it, I get it.
     
  4. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If the current registrar is godaddy, that mean that nobody bought it on closeout, even for $5
     
  5. Gube

    Gube NameInvestors.com - Epik.com Epik.com Staff Gold Account

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    Actually, I have a suspition not all names go to the closeouts.
    I have seen some 4L in dot com dropping from GD without going there
    It could be forced deletions, but deleting a 4L is a direct loss..
     
  6. Nick

    Nick TLD.PARTNERS VIP

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    If it's a .com and it means enough to you, order at Dropcatch. You don't need to order it anywhere else because nobody else is competing with them on .COM. If it's not even worth $69 to you, then let it drop and try hand registering it.
     
  7. ChrisG75

    ChrisG75 New Member

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    Thanks so much for your advice, everyone. That's very helpful.
     

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