@stub Thank you very much for such valuable information. I am a newbie and I have 1 question in my mind i.e Why domainers don't pick their favt. domain in the PRE-RELEASE DOMAIN AUCTIONS instead of trying to get it in the PENDING DELETE AUCTIONS? (With so many risks involved of loosing it in Pending delete auctions?) Why all good domain names are not picked in Pre Release phase and why they go to the Pending Delete phase? With so many people scanning the lists all the time.