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Drop Catching

Discussion in 'New Domainers' started by JDS, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. JDS United Kingdom

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    Hi

    I have spotted a domain name that has been suspended and i would like to buy it. I don't have my own drop catching software and i was wonder if anyone would be willing to give me any recommendations about who can drop catch the domain on my behalf? I have found a couple of sites that offer drop catching services on a no win no fee basis, however as this is the first time that i would have paid for a service like this, i want to make sure that i work with ethical and successful people. Any pointers would be most welcome
     
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    caught.co.uk
    dropsystem.co.uk

    The only two public ones you need bother with, both owners are membes on here.

    Private catchers on here may also help for a fee.

    Grant
     
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    I think you'll find that the people here are ethical, there'd soon be a string of negative posts if an acorn member was trying to con people.
     
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    I sought a decent drop catching service for a while and my recommendation is to use Monaghan. I'm relatively new to this game but Alex made the whole process simple, straight forward and cost effective.
     
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    Eggs + Basket = Bad (unless your basket is of the yellow toad or embarrassed flying reptile varieties).

    Better to book everywhere you can :)
     
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    To be frank, if I were looking to catch a name myself, I'd book it with every 'no-win, no-fee' service I could find, and if it was something that I really wanted, I'd be prepared to pay a premium/booking fee to those catchers that require it. If there were any unethical catchers, they wouldn't be around too long. Thanks syst and gw.
     
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    Further to Dale's comment, if it was worth £X,XXX+ to you, its worth getting a tag, paying dale or aquanuke the setup fee' and then running your own dac and when needed.

    As I understand it (yeah yeah yeah I still havent talked my partner into a tag, but I'm considering some waterboarding torture straight out guantanamo, to make him), that you pay your setup fee, first month, then you can shut off after a month and then pay a montly fee 4 months later, 8 months later to have it turned back on without the setup fee. (correct me if wrong). So if its worth enough then thats your end option :)
     
  10. JDS United Kingdom

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    Hi,

    Thank you, I apprecaite all of your comments and sound advice.

    I was issued aTag today. I don't know much at this stagge about setting up my own dac, however i will go and hunt for information now. I guess this will be my longer term strategy. Could someone point me in the right direction to find out more information about running my own Dac.

    aZooZa, thank you for your time and advice on the telephone yesterday. I will be booking your services and others later today!
     
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    You're welcome JDS - I remember the call. PM sent.
     
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    Sure, turn it on and off as you like on a monthly basis.
     
  13. monaghan United Kingdom

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    I think you'll find that most will not share secrets of their specific implementations, however, in simple terms...

    Poll the DAC with your name to catch
    Check the reply
    If not showing as registered submit an EPP registration request as fast as possible (Nominet is 1st come 1st served, no prize for 2nd place)
    If showing registered with a recent date, you've been beaten, try again with another name
    If showing as registered and suspended and a renewal date 92/99 days ago, loop back and try again you may be lucky.

    Some of the companies offer hosted catching systems which may be of interest if you don't fancy writing your own code. We don't offer this service.

    All the best, it's certainly a fun coding exercise, but rewarding when you get the 1st catch :)
     
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    Azooza
    AquaNuke

    both offer hosted Dac, not sure RTL is on here but they offer dac hosting too.

    I can't think of any others ?
     
  15. JDS United Kingdom

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    Thanks

    Hi All,

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that responded. I now have the information that I need and i hope that i will be able to assist some of you in the future.

    JDS
     
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