Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by diablo, Dec 11, 2013.
Snapnames are now offering a catching service for .co.uk and .cn names.
Wonder how this will work.
Not 100% sure yet. .co.uk hasn't been added to their search from what I can see, but got this email:
"Getting the right .CO.UK and .CN domains has never been so easy! .CO.UK and .CN dropping domains are now available on the SnapNames marketplace.
With our award winning technology, we'll target the domains you need to move your business and brand to the next level.
To ensure you don’t miss out on target .CO.UK and .CN domains, simply place backorders using the SnapNames search tool."
Surprised it has taken them this long to spot the potential of .uk drops.
They've been offering .co.uk catching for years, by reselling BB-ONLINE services. That relationship ended a while ago and since then they've been trying to use their own TAG. It's been a mess, domains being registered to the wrong people, wrong address etc. Hopefully they've worked out how things work now!
Guess they could also be angling to become the main platform for registrar retained dropping .uk domains, once the registrar agreement has been changed.
They snaffled some the other day that I was scanning for.
Whether they are premium good remains to be seen.
As long as they're only using one tag and not 'colluding'
You must have pretty comprehensive statistics of drops going back over the past 12 months. Do you know what percentage of domain names that dropped over that period came from the top 10 or top 20 .uk registrars in size? If you don't know, could you work it out? I am wondering how the top 10 or top 20 registrars taking their drops out of the daily drop pool would affect its size.
I could work something out.
For example, in the last year there have been approx 895k drops out of which about 162k were at 123 reg. Is that what you mean?
Yes. It is. We need to establish what the top 10-20 .uk registrars are (and all their associated tags) and work out what % of that 895k came from those tags. If you want to break it down by registrar size in descending order, please do. Obviously registrars merge and acquire tags so one would need to factor in anything like that. I am sure there is a list of registrar size somewhere related to voting weight.
Little additional work for Rob (if he's willing) but I think it would be interesting to see something a step on, like there were 895,000 drops, 162,000 were 123-Reg, and 30,000 were re-registered, the actual number of re-registrations would be interesting.
Lastly compare the top 20 to the total number of reregistrations, its this percentage I'd be concerned with, this will show exactly what percentage of those worth something to someone, wouldn't be released, if that makes sense ?
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