Bamn! I was giving a new desktop drop-catcher which works with the Dynadot API a go today, provided to me by NP member Expron. He codes both desktop software and scripts to work with a variety of registrar APIs, including Dynadot, eNom, and others. I sifted through a list of LLLL.nets deleting today and zoned in on BAMN.net. I punched a few domains I was going after and the Dynadot API key (which he graciously lent me to test the app) into Expron's app and clicked "Start." By 1PM EDT (the daily .com/.net drop time), I was sitting at my computer to watch when the WHOIS of BAMN.net to change from "pending delete" to the precious few seconds of availability. About 50 minutes into the drop, I was getting a bit apprehensive. I was constantly typing BAMN.net into http://iwhois.com/, refreshing, and suddenly, from the "pending delete" junk I've been looking at much of the hour, Iwhois returned a "Registry unavailable" message. This turned out to be the critical moment when Tucows, the registrar of BAMN.net since 2005 had finally let go of the domain! When whois started returning information for the BAMN.net again, the fate of the domain had been decided. Normally at this point, I would be rushing through my registrar's checkout trying to buy it and quickly find out it was already lost to eNom, BuyDomains, or even Godaddy/Wild West Domains, the usual suspects for grabbing the dropping LLLL.nets. Not today though! I almost jumped out of my chair for joy when I saw the "bamn.net, -> success,,1249325754000" message in Expron's app which meant that the order had gone through with Dynadot API! I checked out whois and sure enough, the domain had been captured by Registrar - - - Dynadot. I am now the proud owner of BAMN.net and I only paid the reg fee for it. It is no ordinary quad-premium LLLL.net imo. Many "lesser" extensions of the name are taken including BAMN.org/.info/.biz/.us even .co.uk/.de/.tv and .cn! BAMN.com (By Any Means Necessary organization), .org (Builders Association of Minnesota), .de (beyonde alternativ multigaming noobs) are developed. Member Expron's drop-catching tools shifts some power from the big companies back into the hands of small-time domainers like most of us at Namepros. He has many tools on the horizon, including a membership site which will allow you to schedule times for his script to try and acquire the names you choose on your behalf by firing requests to different registrar APIs. Read this => http://www.namepros.com/for-sale-ad...tastedrop-com-domain-lists-drop-catching.html I want to know that You DO have a chance against Snapnames & Co! While the big companies are trying to vacuum up thousands of names which are faceless to them everyday, you can pursue a few names of your choosing from your careful research and analysis. :wave: See the attached image for a look at his drop-catching app which I used.