Oversee is a great company. Snapnames is a one of the best catchers on the planet and a great platform, but once I get a name there the first thing I usually do is plan to move it out depending who gets the catch. The key to the success of Snap is the use of multiple registrars to snap up names that drop. The result is a Russian Roulette of registrars that hit on the pickup. Here is a little sample the registrars that some recent names of mine have been placed.
Zone Casting, Inc.
Tech Tyrants, Inc.
1 Host Israel, Inc.
Web Business, LLC
Frequent buyers at Snapnames must have to hire staff just to keep track of their names. Answerable (now known as BigRock.com) does manage many of the registrars which makes it somewhat easier but doesn’t make it easy. You know it’s difficult when you open an email congratulating you on a purchase and you pray that the name will be at Moniker. Moniker is one of my favorite registrars and is a piece of cake to manage. I can’t say the same about many of the others.
I have let domains expire because the price to renew and the difficulty of getting the name out. I’ve had an easier time getting grease out of white T-shirt than moving names out of some of these random registrars. I’m not sure much can be done to reduce the number of registrars due to the way the catch works but I do think there needs to be an improvement in technology and customer service in many of the registrars in their hive. I am sure I am not the only one that has these issues.