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Backordering domains with PayPal?

Labeled as question in Domain Beginners started by Lord Antares, Mar 13, 2018.

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  1. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I really like the looks and simplicity of NameJet, but unfortunately they don't accept PayPal. Are there any other good backorder sites which do? I know that GoDaddy does, but so many people warn to steer clear of GoDaddy.
     
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  2. golan

    golan Leo.Domains Gold Account VIP

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    Dropcatch does, Dynadot. Also Snapnames, you need to verify yourself with credit card but then you can cancel this card or keep a low balance on it and once a domain is caught and they fail to charge your card, you can pay with paypal.
     
  3. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    Wait, there's backordering with dynadot? I have all my domains registered there and I didn't even realize you could backorder domains through them. Ugh.
     
  4. golan

    golan Leo.Domains Gold Account VIP

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    Yes, but they really suck balls lately. Catch something once in a while.

    Ah, forgot Pheenix, of course.
     
  5. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I don't quite understand this. I've seen it said before but I'm not sure what it means. What does it mean to ''suck at being a domain backorder site''? Do they miss a lot of dropping domains or what? I've seen the same said about godaddy.

    Also, what's Dropcatch like? Heard good things about it.
     
  6. golan

    golan Leo.Domains Gold Account VIP

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    To suck balls, means they are very bad in catching drops lately.

    The best are Dropcatch, - of course NJ/SN are still the best, it's the highest league, but the min bid is $79. With Dropcatch, you can backorder .com for (from) $8, .net for (from) $10, .org for $15.

    The next i would rank Pheenix.
     
  7. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I see.

    Thank you for the info. One more thing. You say that NJ and SN have the minimum bid of $79 (which I've seen) and Dropcatch $8; does that mean that each of the dropping domains is listed on only one site? Otherwise, why would you backorder for $79 if you can backorder for $8, right?
     
  8. alcy

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    gd is the biggest most popular auction/registrar on the planet. its where most domainers get most of their sales... including myself... gd is exactly the last place you want to steer clear of.
     
  9. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    But if you will use the discount backorder at DropCatch, you won't receive the domain because DropCatch's partner would get it.
     
  10. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I guess it depends on whether those domains are the same on each backorder service or if they're unique to GoDaddy.

    What do you mean? You mean if you're the sole bidder on Dropcatch, a guy who is the sole bidder on another website will get it? Is that how it works?
     
  11. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    The actual backorder price at Dropcatch is $59

    The $8 @golan was talking about is discount order at Dropcatch.

    Source - https://dropcatch.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/discount-club-now-available-to-all/
     
  12. golan

    golan Leo.Domains Gold Account VIP

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    Look, you should understand how the registration of drops works.

    You know some domain drops today. And you want it. But also few hundreds of other domainers do. What can you do? You can open a regi page at your beloved registrar and hit F5 until you see the domain is free to regi and then to hit "register". And it will work if you are the only one wanting this domain. Otherwise, you won't even see this. The domain drops in a certain time - and in this very millisecond is being registered by your lucky competitor.

    To compete for a domain, you need to send API requests. Hitting F5 won't help. You build or buy API software and send requests. But so all other competitors do. Who wins? The one who sending more requests. How? By owning a network of registrars, they filling the "API space" with their requests. Dynadot owns (i dont know exact numbers, but lets say) ten registrars; Pheenix - few dozens; Dropcatch - probably few hundreds; and NJ/SN - i cant even imagine. You see? If Snapnames wants a domain, no chance in a world Dynadot can catch it. Let alone a hand regi.
     
  13. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    Aha, I see. Thanks for the info. You're right, I did not understand properly. Thanks for helping me out.

    That makes me wonder if anyone ever managed to solo backorder or reg a really good domain drop. Seems unlikely, seeing how competitive (and how much info on dropping domains there is) all of this is.
     
  14. Premiums

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    your title...
    what have i missed ?
     
  15. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I meant paying for the backorder via PayPal, rather than paying with a credit card.
     
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  17. biggie

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    get a paypal debit card and use that at NJ

    imo...
     
  18. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    By the way...The Dynadot backorder price is $25. The disatvantage is that it's less likely to catch the domain than other sites but the advantage is, if I'm the only one backordering it, I pay less for it. Did I get this correctly?
     
  19. TrueDN

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    NJ accept Paypal.
    They provide Delayed Payment Option. When this option is activated, you can pay later using Paypal.
     
  20. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    But you need to have a credit card registered to be able to bid in the first place.

    What's the process? Does it act like a credit card?
     
  21. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Established Member

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    I'm so salty. My beloved domain has been caught by DropCatch (and I used Dynadot). I should have listened to the advice above. I'm so salty right now. WHOIS says it's in the possession of DropCatch currently but I don't see an auction. It must have been backordered by 1 person and they're still in the process of acquiring it.
     
  22. Haris

    Haris Best Domainer Of The End-Times VIP

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    . the auction may not start immediately, visit the domain after a few hours
     

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