DesktopCatcher software

Discussion in 'Drop Catchers and Expired Domain Services' started by Paul123, Aug 11, 2015.

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  1. Paul123

    Paul123 Established Member

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    Hi everyone.

    Just interested to hear if anyone has had any experience of software you can buy for drop catching. With drop catchers all allowing multiple back orders and then going to auction, it makes sense to buy the software if it works ? The cost is around $200 which is a good investment if it catches a few good domains. Maybe it's worth buying a few different software packages to stand a better chance of catching a good domain ?

    Any thoughts please ?

    Best,
    Paul
     
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  2. James Rayers

    James Rayers Established Member

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    I've been using DesktopCatcher on and off for a few months and it's a very capable software.

    My interest in drop-catching is very sporadic, but the times I have used it have yielded decent results. I've probably only caught 10% but I've been pretty optimistic with some of the selections - some went for $XXXX on auctions. I've mostly used it for brandable .COM domains as that has been my focus in the last couple of months.

    I suspect there are some good opportunities if you're keen to explore some of the extensions where other drop-catching services don't commonly venture. I'm looking forward to giving this a crack in the .AU space, and I'm sure there are other extensions worth exploring.

    To be clear you shouldn't expect to catch anything that an auction platform goes for, but you definitely have a chance to be the best of the rest with this software.

    Plus @FPForum has always provided great support even for my obvious questions.
     
  3. Paul123

    Paul123 Established Member

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    Great post JRayers. Thanks for sharing the information. I think many people will find it useful.

    Best,
    Paul
     
  4. Gian

    Gian Domain Search Engine

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    I just create an similar tool, it's on develop process but already run an my site. You may try and give some suggestion for improvement.
    Thanks :)
     
  5. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for your kind words and little review there @JRayers! I think you did a really good job of explaining what the software can do and where you can have some of the most luck.

    It really depends what you're going for and how much other competition out there would likely be going for it. DesktopCatcher isn't going to yield much success against the top backorder outlets like SnapNames, DropCatch, NameJet because the setups these companies have it just way too big. On the other hand, customers have tested it against some of the smaller backorder outlets and seen some success. If you're ever curious just sent me a PM and I'd be happy to tell you if I think the names would be catchable or not. Also, I have a thread dedicated to the software here.

    There are other options you can go with aside from running multiple applications to drop catch. Once again, contact me and I'd be happy to chat more about it!
     
  6. Nat Hunt

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    I just bought DesktopCatcher a couple days ago and have already been putting it to work :)

    If you buy it, use the coupon DOMAINFORUM at checkout to save $20.
     
  7. HDmarketing

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    Hello,
    I've been using DesktopCatcher since May, and I can only recommend it.

    So far I caught about 40 domains: a few 2 words .COM / a lot of 2 words .NET

    It's a good tool to catch "small" domains with low competition but it can't compete with Pheenix : I ran 6 catches ordering at Pheenix at the same time to maximize my chances => all were caught by Pheenix.
     
  8. domainerfella

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    To be frank, I didn't have high expectation when I purchased, but it surprised me with 10 catches out of 24. Next day I caught 7 out of 16.

    Also, Andrew is very helpful and supportive. He explains things in every minute detail.
     
  9. Paul123

    Paul123 Established Member

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    It certainly sounds worth the investment. Domainerfella would you mind sharing some domains that you successfully caught please ?

    Thanks Paul
     
  10. iamkali

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    I've been using DesktopCatcher for a couple of weeks and it is solid. It honestly it doesn't compare to other drop catchers I have used in the past. In reality, it does depend on how you use the program and how much competition you have for the domains you are looking for, that's a given. But Andrew's program really is worth the money, in my opinion.

    In regards to Pheenix, they are extremely hard to beat. HOWEVER, I do have to disagree with HDmarketing. I have beat out my Pheenix backorders multiple times in just 2 weeks. In fact, as I am typing this I just noticed I beat Pheenix again on one of my names today. You will not always beat Pheenix, that's just not realistic, but having the ability to compete with them is awesome. Beating an $18.99 backorder with an $8.99 reg is always nice. :)

    @HDmarketing, I'm not sure how you have DesktopCatcher setup, but I would suggest checking with Andrew to see if you have setup to where you are giving yourself the best shot of beating your competition. Andrew is extremely responsive and very helpful.

    Mike
     
  11. webquest

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    Is this easy to get set up using enom or fabulous?
     
  12. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for your question @webquest - Both of those registrars are extremely easy to setup and begin using. I have some instructions for each included with the eBook in every purchase. However, if you have any other questions or need any other assistance setting them up I'd be happy to walk through it with you. Just PM or Email me.
     
  13. DTR Alex

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    If I don't like your software, can I claim refund?
     
  14. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for your post Alex. Yes, the software comes with a 7-Day Money Back guarantee. So, if you're unsatisfied with it just let me know within the first week and there is no problem issuing a refund.
     
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    any promo?
     
  16. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    There is a promotion going on right now until October 20th, 2015 for Halloween. Just use promo code 'HALLOWEEN15' and that will knock 25% off. :)
     
  17. Paul123

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    Andrew. I am not a 'techie' in anyway. Quite the opp !

    If I PM you with my email address do you have a users guide (for dummies) you could forward to me ?

    Best,
    Paul
     
  18. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    Definitely Paul! :) Just send me your email and I'll send that over. Also, I'm always available if any questions or issues arise. Just PM me, email me, or hit me up on Skype!
     
  19. Nile Patel

    Nile Patel IdealDomain Business Account

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    I Just Purchased both software copy , will add my review later.
    I have few questions how you guys able to separate out keyword domain names from thousands of name or from big files is there any software which tell which name is good out of all names.
    I m also member of freshdrop.com and estibot.com but i do not see any function to find only few names from big files.
     
  20. FPForum

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    Thanks for your purchase Nile! In regards to searching for good names, you may want to consider using the keyword boxes (such as "contains" or "excludes") to search for keywords you're most interested in. That's probably the best way to slim lists down when it comes to keywords. For example, if I were looking for mainly insurance domains then I may do search for keywords like "insure".."insurance".."coverage"..etc.

    You may also want to consider giving ExpiredDomains.net a try. Search pendingDelete lists there and you can filter them by age, backlinks, PR, similarweb score, plus a variety of other metrics as well. Try and use filters as best as you can. Filter by things like length, drop date, extension, keywords, and other options..That can at least help cut the number of domains in the lists down some for you.

    Feel free to PM me here or email me if you have any other questions or need anymore assistance!
     
  21. Violets

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    Andrew provides an excellent software with easy to use interface and easy to understand manual, actually depending upon the registrar its just a few steps and then you're all set to go.

    The best part about this software for me is not the software itself but the support you'll get from Andrew. Which I think is one of the most important aspect of any product.

    For a nominal amount (yes nominal, one can recover this amount by selling a mediocre domain as well) you get excellent support and lifetime access (including updates) to the software which I think deserves much more coverage than it has.
     
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    FPForum,

    I was thinking about getting the Desktop catcher software at Halloween when you had that discount running, but I was busy and missed it. Do you think you will be running some kind of special this week for Black Friday?
     
  23. FPForum

    FPForum Top Member VIP

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    Thanks for your post and interest @Cdomains! There is indeed a Black Friday promotion going on this week. Just visit the website and you should see a popup for the latest Thanksgiving promotion. It will be running from now through Sunday. :)
     
  24. James Rayers

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    Andrew, had a question but thought I would post for all: would this work on a Vultr cloud server? It would be Windows 2012 R2 x64, with specs: 1 CPU, 1024MB MEMORY, 20 GBSTORAGE, 2000 GBTRANSFER

    Do you know what the best value cloud servers or VPS would be to run this?
     
  25. FPForum

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    Thanks for your question @JRayers! The software should run ifne on a virtual cloud, and the specs you posted should be just fine. Those are comparable to the Windows VPS services which I recommend in the DesktopCatcher blog. As for the best one, Windows 2008 or 2012 would be the best choice OS-wise. I would also recommend getting one located within the US, with 100Mbps or 1Gbps uplink.
     

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