Pheenix.com---Drop Catching Service---Please Share Your Experiences

Discussion in 'Drop Catchers and Expired Domain Services' started by nohbdyduzitbett, Apr 28, 2013.

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  1. stub

    stub Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Pheenix take longer than most of the others to update their whois and account records. Usually I find it to be about 4hrs or so, The other issue would be if your bid as Gold or Super Saver. If your bid was Super Saver you would be outbid by a Gold bid. See my post above on page 10.
     
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    Could you elaborate?
     
  3. LucidDomains

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    I just got a domain from them and paid $29. It was the minimum bid. I'm happy with that though. Not sure if $29 is their new minimum for "Fire" domains.
     
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    Could you explain further or point us to Pheenix's explanation about Fire Bids. They have nothing about it on their website.
     
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    Sorry bud, I don't know myself. I don't know how they determine which domains are HOT or which ones are FIRE.

    It seems inconvenient to switch between the tabs and run the search on each tab again.

    Sorry I'm not more helpful on this. I think it's my first Pheenix domain acquisition.
     
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    @LucidDomains - I think you just bid in one of their regular auctions and was lucky enough not to get outbid.
     
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    Yes, you are right, it just got fixed, all fine.
     
  8. Tytus

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    they almost never catch anything. I've tried them 20 times so far and they only caught a domain 1 time.
     
  9. ApeXX

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    Just wanted to share my story from a different thread. I backordered 5 domains today and 2 were available to hand register 3-4 hours after the drop. If you catch a domain on Pheenix, you probably could have just hand registered it.
     
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    I figure the $5 extra I pay over handreg is worth the time saved, personally, when that happens. However they still capture some good names. So I'll still keep using them.
     
  11. RozasMD

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    From time to time I try to hand reg as close to drop time as possible some dropped name I consider might worth a try only if bought really cheap. It's not very unusual I find myself beaten by Pheenix (cheap backorder for not so great domains, I guess, so maybe the competition for it is just Pheenix and me ;)).

    My success rate with Pheenix backorder is not too high though, but the price is quite reasonable.
     
  12. ApeXX

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    Fair enough. I personally don't see the value, but maybe I'm just cheap. :)

    The way I see it if Pheenix grabs any good names they'll go to auction. Not much of a point in putting in the backorder for those anyway.
     
  13. Soofi

    Soofi DomainX™ 2017, Delhi PRO Business Account VIP

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    Pheenix is slowly dying dropcatching death, and only good for their chinese name auctions :)
     
  14. PAINC

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    Right now.. Worst experience. I just want to get in contact with them. Tried a long time now.
    I broke my phone and I got 2-FA security. OK, sure tickets. I understand that. But maybe send an email if they respond, not just end the ticket.

    Don't know. Got 350 dollar so not that much but still... I still would like my domains.
    Right now I want to say alot of things I usually don't.
     
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    Pheenix was nice years ago but now they catch near to nothing except .org.
    As DC is now on .org, it seems difficult for them...
     
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    I've been using them quite heavily for the last year to capture between 0-3 domains/day. I experienced this for the first time the other day. See here https://www.namepros.com/threads/strategy-for-expiring-deleting-domains.878648/page-4#post-5814033
     
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    In that sense anyone can start a dropcatching service, collect backorders and handreg anything that is available after the drops and charge $25-$30.

    Is there any good BO service for lower-end domains ? (less than $60, more like $20)
     
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    Discount Club by DropCatch are good. But if someone else wants your chosen domain and is willing to backorder it for a bigger price, you loose.
     
  21. BOBAH

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    Pheenix catch almost all of the liquid domains. i cannot catch anything! i hate them ;)
     
  22. Arca

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    Pheenix just "caught" a domain for me, 5 days after it dropped. The domain dropped on December 11. I checked WHOIS, and it was registered by Pheenix today, December 16. It took them 5 days to be able to register the name after it dropped, and I've been charged $29 for a name that has been available to hand-register for $9 for the past 5 days... They really have no shame in how they conduct their business (regging a name 5 days after it drops can hardly be called a "drop-catching" service and it is certainly not worth $29, when I could have done it for $9 myself, five days ago).
     
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    tasting and redrop maybe ?
     
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    That might be the case, but if so, they are still unreasonably slow. Just did a bulk availability look-up of my recent backorders, and one of the names are sitting there unregistered. Wonder why they didn't register that one too while they were at it, so that they could charge me another $29 for a hand-registrable name.
     
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    Pheenix was good when they launch their service as it was first come first serve, support was very good, but it was years ago...
     

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