Located in Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching started by Brian Klug, May 17, 2019.
At least at 10-12 UTC Dyna API is not down... it works...
But some delays are possible...
I'm trying to use API calls as efficiently as possible. Different registrars have different rules about API usage. I know of at least one, for example, that has a daily limit. So you'd want to focus usage of them, as an analogy: if you only had a certain number of bullets, you'd probably want to wait to shoot until you can actually see the enemy.
There is also no point in hammering an API if you know it will be twenty minutes before the domain you want can be registered. The poor registrars get overloaded with requests during the drop and it would be nice to not make that unnecessarily worse.
The main discovery here, though, was the order of the drop. Before I knew what order they dropped, I was rotating through each domain, A, B, C, A, B, C, .... But now I can keep trying A, A, A, A ..., then once A is registered (by me or someone else) move on to B, B, B, B, ..., etc.
I've actually been having a lot of success making use of this information. Obviously, I still don't have a great chance to get LLLL.com and other high value names (as Dropcatch owns over a thousand registrars) but I am catching medium value names with surprising success.
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LLLL.com is impossible to catch via API since 2010 or so...
Via API you can get only LLL.biz and, probably, LLL.info
Regarding LLL.net/.org - also forget...
This is your own appraisal?
I bet, you will drop most of them again... after 1 year.
I sell everyday domains that I catch by API
Yes, if the domain has SEO parameters - it can be sold quickly...
I'm not surprised... One of my friends did such activity over decade...
And if SEO parameters are really high - API doesn't help...
Such domains almost always are backordered.
I dont speak about seo domains.
I sold thousands in the past, but for years now i stopped.
Thousands to endusers?
For what average price?
yes endusers only, a few years ago I sold up to 500 seo domains per month, i dont know the average price, min/max were about 50/1000usd
I'm not sure if Undeveloped sells 500 domains monthly...
OK, thanks for the additional info.
The only one question remains - why you stopped?
I stopped because i sold less and less domains.
less margin, seo criterias changed, more unsold domains, more competitors for selling, more competitors for catching, many services opened to help finding easily domains...
Dropping.com offers downloadable ordered drop lists in .csv. and also a tool called "Drop estimator" to check out single domains (Affiliate link to Dropping.com in my signature).
According to them: "Please keep in mind that the estimated drop time may vary daily by +/- 30 seconds and we cannot guarantee accuracy"
those lists are complete BS
I haven't tested the accuracy. It would be great to know the level of inaccuracy. Anyone tested it?
level of inaccuracy?
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