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Discussion in 'Domain Expiration and Domain Drop Catching' started by davidc1, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Hi All,

    I've just made an analysis of caught .com domains for 1 day (about 60 days ago) using expireddomains.net
    total domains catched: 8040
    total catched by dropcatch.com:3808
    total catched by dropcatch.com and 2642

    That mean:
    dropcatch catch 47% of all caught domains !
    hugedomains takes 69% of domains catched by dropcatch !

    David.
     
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  2. Directory Domains

    Directory Domains Account Closed

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    As we know the quality of domain wins . But Hugedomains.com believes in quantity . IMO
     
  3. dordomai

    dordomai Active Member VIP

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    and guess who is financing their registrars?
     
  4. satyadeep singh

    satyadeep singh Established Member

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    how can i grab good one
     
  5. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    A good one is a domain with low competition and for which you have a buyer or a way to monetize it.
     
  6. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    you can sign up on a few drop catch sites - but the good one's get bid up to end user prices

    might be better to just buy them after market
     
  7. Satyajit Adhikary

    Satyajit Adhikary Established Member

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    Low competition sometime means less players in the market, ie. Few businesses would be interested to buy your domain.
     
  8. davidc1

    davidc1 Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    sure but you need only one.
     
  9. FPForum

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    They sure do catch allot. I didn't realize how many they caught just to throw on HugeDomains, though. I'd be curious how much they are spending per month in registrations+renewals.
     
  10. Arca

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    On Jan 15, 2017, 2,384,129 domains were connected to [email protected].

    Today, about 2.5 months later, there are 2,842,111 domains connected to [email protected].

    So on average they have been adding around 45,000 domains per week to their portfolio this year. This growth adds an additional $360,000 in renewal fees per week to their annual renewal fees, which currently should be around $22,700,000.

    They also own 1252 ICANN-Accredited Registrars which they use for dropcatching, costing them $5,008,000 in yearly accreditation fees.
     
  11. FPForum

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    @Arca that sounds about accurate with those numbers. Although with the number of registrars they have and the amount of business they do I'm guessing they are paying less than $8, at least for registrations. Renewals might be higher.
     
  12. Arca

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    Verisign or ICANN would have to discount their registration fees in that case, which I believe they don't do for anyone.
     
  13. Asfas1000

    Asfas1000 Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Looks like running the registrars is not cheap...$5M / year just for the accreditation fees, when all renewals add up to $23 M / year.
     
  14. Recons.Com

    Recons.Com Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Where do you get that? $5M is 5 million? There is no fee like that.
     
  15. Asfas1000

    Asfas1000 Business Member Business Account VIP

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    They have more than 1,000 registrars.
     
  16. FPForum

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    Yup - it's definitely not cheap running that many registrars.
     
  17. Asfas1000

    Asfas1000 Business Member Business Account VIP

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    I'm only guessing here, but their other registrar expenses should be limited, because these registrars are not fully fledged.... they just hit Verisign's servers during the drops.
     
  18. Arca

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    Where do you get that? Haven't heard about the registrar accreditation fee?

    HugeDomains/NameBright/DropCatch (turncommerce) own 1252 registrars, as the link in my post above shows.

    Every registrar needs to pay a $4000 yearly accreditation fee to ICANN, as the link to ICANN in my post above shows.

    1252 Registrars x $4000 yearly registrar accreditation fee = $5008000 yearly ICANN fee for 1252 registrars
     
  19. toughdomains

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    when I search for names I run into buydomains alot more than I do hugedomains
     
  20. THowell1234

    THowell1234 LateBloomer NamePros Supporter

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    What the heck is dropping/catching? Different than expiring, deleted and just regular ones?
     
  21. Rinkuji

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    BuyDomains HugeDomains
    Both have 50-50 percent share.

    Why this website buydomains.com blocked in India..?
     
  22. souren

    souren Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    They are sucking all market
    This shouldn't be allowed

    No good names these days..
     
  23. JayT

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    I think hugedomains.com is dropcatch.com, one in the same. They bid on the same domains you do. Even if we bid to $1000 and they win, hugedomains only pays reg fee.

    OP say they won 69% auctions so it's not hard to believe they are bidding the final 31% up to near end-user price too.
     
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  24. stewmath

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    I think we should get a namepros own registrar as a group purchase, 10 people per registrar. $400 year a each.
     
  25. GeorgeQuang

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    Not only Catching Deleted Names, but also Buying in Expired Auctions :xf.cry:
     

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