Located in Drop Catchers and Expired Domain Services, started by Paul123, Aug 11, 2015
Amazing. And disturbing. My last convo with Andrew was in December and he didnt mention that.
So the software is useless then.
What a waste of $$.
What good is the software if it does not continuously try to catch a domain.
It should make an attempt every second or so until the domain is registered.
The only domains I have been able to get with this software are ones not in high demand.
It doesn't really matter anyway because Huge/domains usually winds up getting
the best ones anyway.
In years, the software earned me thousands. Sometimes even .com, although you can't count on it. But all kinds of .org, .co, .uk etc etc.
I mostly chase dot coms these days, so the software is less useful to me.
Well i can admit that since Dropcatch rolled out $8 .com, $10 .net, and $15 .org, the software makes sense yet only with .uk, .co., cc etc. As i'm mostly in SEO domains, it still brings great benefit to me.
Just to post an update in this thread - Someone else did aquire this project from me a few months back. However, I've still been working with the new owner at providing updates and some help for support..etc.
@Cdomains - Which registrar(s) are you using exactly? DynaDot, for example, can take longer to respond when their load is heavy - especially if you don't have something like a Super Bulk account. The software sends a request and waits for the response. Depending on the load the registrar is taking it's certainly possible that the reply could take longer to be received. Something like this would likely happen often if you were running DynaDot during the COM/NET drop. As @golan said - they get pretty used and abused.. You could probably get faster responses (even for com/net) utilizing some other registrars instead.
I'm always on here and happy to help anytime someone has a question or issue. I surely would never want to leave someone hanging. @Cdomains - I would've seen this and responded quicker had it been via PM. As for the new owner, he did previously confirm to me that he does have an NP account, but is not on here much. You might be able to contact him through the email provided above and get his exact username. I didn't get it from him since we've always communicated via email, and I'm not sure if he'd want me posting it in public if I did. Still - if you guys ever need anything don't hesitate to shoot me a PM or post in here. I'll always be happy to help out! Also, know that the new owner is not planning to just let this project sit. I'll say he does have future plans and keep an eye out for updates in the future from him.
Does anyone have experience using Online/nic ?
1- How are they as a registrar?
2 - If you sell a domain how are they with transfers out?
3 - How is the customer service?
4 - Are they safe to use?
5 - How well does the API work?
I have been holding back using them with the software
because I can't find any reviews about them.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Do you guys have any problems with DesktopCatcher atm? When i try to start it it shows error messages for all registries,is this the end of DesktopCatcher?
Ok,i apologize its only the .in cctld,rest of them are okay.
Does being an accredited registrar increases chances of registering premium domains fast only in case of (CCTLD's) Let's say I want to catch .in extension would it increase my chances of DropCatching as i would have the access to database of it.
@tanishqjain - It always depends on the competition, Some of the major players have several accredited registrar accounts/tags therefore they are able to ping hundreds of times a second per account on a vast scale which means the small fish have very low chance, The only upside being that the big players usually have a huge list of domains they want to catch for themselves and for their clients on a daily basis, this means that they loop through each of the domains and perform similar requests to register the domain on the drop for each of the domains in the list, therefore there sometimes is a small gap between requests where you can have success. That being said depending on the domain and the TLD, the big players have a written scripts that prioritise the more premium domains so they get allocated more resources.
With regard to your question, Being an accredited member will give you more chance of success but not guarantee success for the reasons above, Being a member usually allows you to connect directly to the registry EPP.
If you are not a member then you need to use a 3rd party API, This still works but is limited compare to direct connections because one needs to send a http request to the API endpoint which then gets processed by the code on their servers and then sent to the registry, therefore it is not as quick as going direct (Which can only usually be done if you have access to a TAG or are a member)
I've been monitoring this thread for some time and seems like the DesktopCatcher has vanished which leads me to say the following..
For the past couple of months i have been writing a cloud based app that i use for dropcatching with the intent to release it for public use, at the moment it still has its flaws and some work still needs to be done to iron out the issues, Ive been seeing decent results, over 300 domains have been caught over the past couple of weeks and i would say around 70% are very profitable domains with 40% being single keyword domains or smaller.
I wont say which domains they are for the moment but i have seen my code beat dropcatch and phoenix multiple times although in the past couple of days i missed out on 3 domains (Again not releasing too much info at the moment) that would have had a lot of completion which is to be expected, you will never win everything.
Once finished im going to allow 5 accounts from NP who paid for the Desktop catcher to beta test it at scale and to vouch for the results. The way i have built this is to give full control to the users who use it so you don't need to pay per catch like dropcatch and your catch does not go into auction if there are multiple users wanting it, Its simply a first catch first wins basis to give everyone the same chance.
Stay tuned - I expect to see this ready for beta in the next couple of weeks!
That's valuable info, Fantastic man! I would love to be the part of Beta Release :D
Count me in. I have a paid copy of DC.
Does there system still work? I've never actually seen or tried it (Only seen the screenshots).
I have just ran some more tests during today's drop window and had good success, i was beat by DropCatch on a 4 letter .com today though, i must have missed by a millisecond because we was able to detect the drop but wasn't able to get the registration in before DropCatch did and was able to beat them and SnapNames on 5 other very good domains, Total catch in today's window was (5 of 9) so lost out on 4 (3 of which was being dropped by them anyway so would have been unlikely to catch them..).
Always worth remembering just how many registrar accounts the guys behind Dropcatch, snapnames and NameBright have, its crazy how much they have spent to try and dominate the domain industry so catching premium domains is not impossible you just have to be realistic and have a good system in place with some good luck, and hope your ping to register the given domain, is in the right place at the right time.
The work continues...
It works, just cannot catch anything worth.
As the owner of DesktopCatcher, I see two big problems with your comments:
1, promoting your own products in our thread is highly unethical
2, valuating DesktopCatcher without having it is the same
DesktopCatcher catches several hundred domains a day and makes huge profit for the best users. You have to know how to use it and what to catch with it but it works very well indeed.
I see that the software is not for sell anymore.
The software is available, the only change is that we moved to a monthly subscription model early this year.
Totally agree @Zsolt Bikadi! You know it's bad when people have to promote their products in other peoples threads. Start your own dang thread if you want to promote something...
I'm not sure exactly how this is "desktop catcher"'s. thread?
OP seems to be some person asking about GENERAL desktop catching software. If this was some promoted post, I didn't catch it.
I see no problem discussing other software here.
Tell me, how exactly does " Desktop Catcher" own the rights to this thread?
Probably because it's implicit in the title AND the content of the OP's original post where specifics are discussed.
OP seems to ask to discuss different choices in dropcatching. Nothing implicit defined here at all. Furthermore, doesn't seem that it was a representative of the software that created the thread.
Seems like an open discussion to me.
And I quote:
"Maybe it's worth buying a few different software packages to stand a better chance of catching a good domain?"
OP invited discussion of other software packages, as highlighted in my previous post.
Separate names with a comma.