Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by mneylon, Feb 16, 2006.
Has anyone tried grabbing expired domains?
i am currently waiting on a domain to expire 6 days and counting
You better read this:
ah snaggletooth.....guess I will still be waiting on that domain
Well you *might* be lucky - you might not
maybe so, but when should I put in for this domain - when it expires or as the article pointed out, wait a while
Is there any guarantee that the domain will expire?
There are no gaurentees in life let alone domains Nah all I have is that the domain is due to expire after the weekend
yep, i buy domains once in a while from club drop.
i download that days list & have a script that checks to see if an IE or CO.UK exists for the dropping com. If they exist I get an email.
just a bit of fun realy, as havnt made anything out of it so far.
example www.theofficegroup.com different crews have the IE & UK domains .. maybe I'll get an offer one day.
BTW. you'll see I set up that google sense thing blacknight mentioned somewhere ... well for 9 dollars you cant go wrong. yesturday it earnt 60 cent !! ... its only been there a week, so I will report back from my yaught in the bahamas once it takes off (?)
The automated script sounds pretty good
90% of what it finds is people who registered the .com along with a uk or IE, then did nothing with any of them. So the .coms are of no real value.
The other thing to say is that it is distracting from 'real' work , looking at these domains ... so realy something you just do for fun when you're messing about.
However, I do think there is potentialy some mileage in it ... I caught one domain crescentcommunications.com , which I thought was great as there is a multi million corp. in US called crescent communications ..... unfortuanatly, they went into liquidation soon thereafter.
I certainly would recomend anyone to have a look at club drop. You should be aware that you'll end up paying at least 45 E for a com, so it can add up. The other thing to say is - check to see if the domain has any traffic atall, you can do a search on google, and a link: search . That would be a plus point in my book.
You are unlikely to find any missing .coms etc. for your existing clients using club drop - unless you know exactly when it drops - and you'd have to be pretty organised to keep a track of all that. I thought the link michele gave in this thread was very informative -- and it would be fun to chase a specific drop.
I was in a 2 bidder auction for happyhost.com last month , which I would have won had I not totaly forgotten about it in the closing hours ! oh well.
I just thought I would add:
if you want to develop a script like that ... start by looking at gethostbyname() PHP.
I'm currently exploring Afternic as well
aye, it only costs 20 dollars or so to sign up for a year. I have a couple of domains there, but havn't realy had the time to persue this whole area.
Do you use whois.sc ? That is also well handy if you upgrade to silver membership. Particualy the who-is history. There is also a plug-in for the google toolbar that seems fairly handy. Silver memebership costs 16 dollars a month. info here http://www.whois.sc/silver-member/
Of course I've membership on whois.sc
I've been also beta testing the next version of their services for them - some really nice features in the pipeline
Just bought a domain via Afternic - nice and simple
you must have paid a few bob !
Not that much really.
I have one for you. It would be very important to me if I can get it. However, litle bit confused.
ICANN Registrar: ENOM, INC.Created: 1998-08-08Expires: 2006-08-07
has status : with status: Extended RGP , also has who-is identity hidden. I don't quite understand how the status tallies with the renewal date.
very strange coincidence, but the who-is & status seems to have changed today.
I'll send you a pm on this forum with the domain name as I dont want to mention it here. I am a bit wary of contacting enom with an enquiry - although being a premium domain I can't see them letting it drop
I'd recommend monitoring it via markmonitor (whois.sc service)
It isn't listed for sale on Afternic, but it might be somewhere else
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