There was a post on NamePros the other day about DropCatch.com buying another 500 registrars. A few people wanted to boycott them others thought that a bigger company would buy them out eventually. I made a few comments and I’ve posted them below.
I imagine drop catching will eventually be obsolete. Goddady and NameJet don’t need to buy them or add more accreditations to beat them, they simply need to increase the number of registrars that participate in their expired auction platforms.
I pulled these numbers from the drop lists of names in an expired auction or dropping tomorrow. They’re rounded off and change daily, but you’ll get the idea.
For NameJet I’m guessing, the amount of names in pre-order is around 11K, I’m assuming a large amount of non-expired private auctions, so I adjusted the number to 7K
76500 Pending Delete
So using these unscientific numbers 43520 names go through an expired auction prior to the drop leaving 32980 names at registrars that do not have an expiring auction process, but even at this point we see that we’ve had a shot to own 60% of the names in Pending Delete prior to the drop.
If the registrars that make up the 32980 start participating in an expired auction process, drop catching will be obsolete. Godaddy recently added Tucows names to their platform, prior to that I think they were at snap.
This is one reason I think NameJet and Snap should lower, not raise, their starting price for pre-orders. More inventory would never make it to pending delete.
Just for fun sometime this week make a list of domains that you would backorder. Then after the drop just type the names one by one into your browser and see where the landing page takes you.
I did this months ago before they added the last batch of registrars, 75% of the names were caught by drop catch.
You can boycott them all you want but that isn’t going to do anything. They could care less if anyone backorders. (that might be exaggerated) Their real goal is adding names to the HugeDomains portfolio where they can be sold to endusers. In fact I bet their end user sales have doubled in the past year with the implementation of their installment sales plan.
I have a friend that recently bought a name from them for $200 a month. No outside escrow, just set up the payment plan and get access to the name.
Click for prices. **it’s a little after 0900 I’m still working on the list and will continue to update it.
- Main List
- No Bid List
- Names with Bids
- LLL, CCC, 5L
- Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables
- One Worders and Other extensions
- Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names
The No Bid List
365Synergy.com Synergy and harmony all year long
BloodFuel.com A supplement that helps you grow red blood cells quicker
BotExplorer.com like the bot they sent to mars
ByTheVine.com A wine brand
CanPickup.com Can’s for recycling, a lot of non-profit organizations have can collection points. It makes up a good part of their income.
CleanJump.com A brand for cleanliness, jump into clean
ClearFoot.com Clear up planters warts
CrowdNess.com Trending, public opionon site, how the crowd is acting
DNSeeker.com A buying domain broker name
DormBreak.com A college name, get out of the dorm
DroneVend.com Need a coke? Don’t walk to a vending machine, use the virtual drone vend app on your phone and have it delivered to you where ever you are.
DualSource.com Not just one source but two
EverAhead.com Always leading, never behind
FeelNeat.com A name for organizing and tidying up your life,
GearReady.com Gear for things you need to be ready for. Maybe survival
GoldScholar.com Knows everything there is to know about gold
GoodOpp.com Good Opportunity
GoodTroll.com Sometimes trolls get a bad name what with living under bridges and such
GraphTrack.com Trend data
GrassBass.com it rhymes, could be a fishing name
GrowShark.com My daughter had one of these, it would grow when wet
HeadToWork.com Something we say everyday, I have to head to work. Maybe it’s a brand for getting a job
HealYourFeet.com A podiatry name
HelpMyMind.com a psych name
HugeShip.com Shipping or a really big boat
HumanRole.com Could be an envirnomentalist name, What role do humans play
ImpactHarmony.com Seems like a catchy brand
TalkChinese.com You should learn to. Billions of people do
BabyPics.com 1995 registration and has a website with it
Your LLLL.coms of The Day
LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
MORE Short Brand Dot Coms HERE
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