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Dropping domain - best approach

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  1. melat0nin

    melat0nin Active Member

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    Hi all

    I recently received an email from [name]@typeit4u.com telling me that a variation of a domain I own is going to drop soon. He provided a link where I could 'register my interest' in the domain.

    I've been reading a little about drop catching, and it looks like a pretty scary business.

    I'm not sure whether I should respond to the email, or stay quiet and try to catch the drop.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    retired_member16 Banned

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    Its spam/crap/scam.

    Just delete it and register the name the old fashioned way (or get someone to catch it for you if its valuable)
     
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    melat0nin Active Member

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    That was definitely my instinct. I'll do it the proper way then!

    Do you think it's better to employ a drop service for £££ or pay someone on Acorn Domains ££ to do it?
     
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    Try caught.co.uk or any of the others on here (whos names I forget right now) - they will have more of a chance of catching it over a 'public' catching service.
     
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    Well I won the auction using NameJet! Am dead chuffed!

    I already own the .net version of the domain... I was wondering whether there would be any penalty in pointing the new .com to the same server. Would I get penalised for duplicate content?
     
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    It won't show as duplicate content if you do it correctly. When you park the .com on top of your .net just make sure you set up a 301 (permanent) redirect.
     
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