Snatcher v0.6.6 What happens to good domains when they expire? They become available to the public, believe it or not. Every day, literally hundreds of thousands of domains expire and become publicly available for registration. Take a look at these lists of domains expiring within the next few days: http://www.namejet.com/Download/prerelease_06-06-2011.txt http://www.namejet.com/Download/prerelease_06-07-2011.txt http://www.namejet.com/Download/prerelease_06-10-2011.txt These lists are made available to the public each day through registrars like Namejet, SnapNames, Pool and GoDaddy. Often times these domains carry with them great metrics like pagerank, traffic, backlinks, brandability, or directory listings. There are many parsers you can use to make the lists more manageable and zero in on a domain that suits your niche. One of these is available at n3twork.com, have a look at this parsed list: http://www.n3twork.com/snatcher/images/sitespotter.gif The above screenshot demonstrates Sitespotter analyzing a parsed list of domains and determining their creation dates. Sitespotter will also acquire their pagerank, backlinks, and directory listings. But that’s not the product I’m pitching to you here today, read on… So you’ve found the perfect domain, and it’s going to be available for public registration tomorrow. Maybe you’ll just mosey on over to your favorite registrar and register it when you get a chance sometime tomorrow, right? Wrong… if the domain in question is worth anything, you can bet other people have already set their sights on it. People equipped with tools, namely “Drop Catchers” which are automated bots that repeatedly attempt to register the domain and snatch it the second it drops. There’s a good chance you could acquire the domain in question by placing bids at all of the major aftermarket domain registrars for about 60 bucks per domain. Who wants to pay that kind of money? Shouldn’t it only cost you about $7.95 to register a domain? Well if you’re planning to register by hand, you’d need a minor miracle to register this domain before the snipers and drop catchers get to it first. Typically, drop-catching software is available with the usage of very expensive API at certain registrars like eNom and Dynadot. Dynadot, for example, charges $500 just to allow you to have access to their API. Allow me to introduce you to my home-made drop-catching PHP script that does not require API access, only a Dynadot account with prepaid credits in it. Snatcher is a drop-catching utility that runs on your web server and allows you to enter a list of domains you want to register the second they become available to the public. It automates the registration process by repeatedly attempting to register the domain at Dynadot, and automating the checkout process once it becomes available. It requires no configuration whatsoever, just unzip the files to a folder on your server and you’re presented with your very own dashboard to enter the domains you wish to register along with your Dynadot credentials. When you do multiple login attempts to Dynadot without API access, you’re presented with a CAPTCHA at the login screen. Snatcher is able to instantly crack this CAPTCHA with 100% accuracy, so your drop catching attempts are never hindered by that inconvenience. Now you’ve completely leveled the playing field and you’re a legitimate contender for that dream domain of yours. You avoided the 500 dollar API access fee, you decided you might register a few more domains in the future so you declined to go the route of pre-ordering it at the aftermarket registrars for 60 dollars, all by purchasing a simple software package called Snatcher for a one time fee of $35.00. That’s right… a drop-catcher that really WORKS, at a price you can AFFORD. Learn more about Snatcher at www.snatcher.org or even check out a demo of the dashboard and sniping process (the demo is not actually logging into Dynadot servers for obvious reasons, but the speed is just the same). The demo is available at the link at the very top of the page at www.snatcher.org. More Information: * SiteSniper will run on any PHP enabled server. Its as simple as downloading the packaged files and uploading them to your server. * Includes all source code in packaging so that you can make modifications to your set-up/domaining process as needed. * No more hand-based registration! How many times have you tried to register a deleting domain by hand only to be beaten out by the bigger drop catchers? * Very light-weight and non-cluttered interface makes working in SiteSpotter a breeze. * It requires no programming experience whatsoever and more importantly no expensive API access from major registrars. * All you need to do is create an account on Dynadot, dump some prepaid credits into your account, set up the domains you want to attempt to catch, and let SiteSniper go to work. * Similar drop-catching services from NameJet, Godaddy, SnapNames, and Pool will cost you over $50 - and that is PER DOMAIN!