Domain Aftermarket

Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by mneylon, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Has anyone tried grabbing expired domains?
     
  2. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    i am currently waiting on a domain to expire :) 6 days and counting
     
  3. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

  4. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    ah snaggletooth.....guess I will still be waiting on that domain
     
  5. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Well you *might* be lucky - you might not
     
  6. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    maybe so, but when should I put in for this domain - when it expires or as the article pointed out, wait a while
     
  7. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Is there any guarantee that the domain will expire?
     
  8. ph3n0m

    ph3n0m New Member

    There are no gaurentees in life let alone domains :) Nah all I have is that the domain is due to expire after the weekend
     
  9. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    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 (?)
     
  10. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    The automated script sounds pretty good :)
     
  11. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    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.

    happy hunting.
     
  12. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    I just thought I would add:

    if you want to develop a script like that ... start by looking at gethostbyname() PHP.

    I have to run the script on a local server. My web server won't allow it. Probally because of some security reason (ask blacknight). Anyway, I run it locally, and I get the emails via an image call to the webserver, as my local server isnt allowed to send mail. It is absolutly basic - takes 15 mins. to write. One tip - only process 5 domains at a time else it will time out. I just refresh using javascript passing a query string.
     
  13. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I'm currently exploring Afternic as well
     
  14. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    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/
     
  15. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff 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
     
  16. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Just bought a domain via Afternic - nice and simple :)
     
  17. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    you must have paid a few bob !
     
  18. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Not that much really.
     
  19. 9barJoe

    9barJoe New Member

    Blacknight,

    I have one for you. It would be very important to me if I can get it. However, litle bit confused.

    The domain

    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
     
  20. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    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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