Having spent a great deal of time over the past week researching domains and in particular catching them, I'm coming to the conclusion that there is a reason why so few actually make a living of this, as it is incredibly hard to achieve (win?) anything. I stayed up late last night to get the latest drop list for 7 days time; within seconds I was trying to book a catch but every single catcher service already had the name booked (hackney, so obviously a popular one). It then dawned on me that the key players are seeing such lists much further in advance than I am, so was wondering, at what point do they see them? Is 60 days the furthest ahead you can see with suspended domains, or are some being notified by Nominet the second a renewal is missed, i.e. 92 days before the drop? Reading this forum, I also get the impression that fighting for any major domains is worthless, as many are tied up with some private catchers working together (including a well known auction site!) to ensure who ever catches it, then splits the profit through sale/auction...this concerns me but obviously have no evidence other than speculation to back it up. I will continue to invest some time, as I don't give up easily, but I'm going to approach this from a completely different angle and see how that goes.