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Who is the best dropcatcher?

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  1. name-king

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    Hello Everyone,

    I know that there are a few members here who catch domains.

    Just wondering who the best one is and also how much they charge.
    Username of the member is much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    Warm Regards
     
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  3. Rob_F United Kingdom

    Rob_F Well-Known Member

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    Dave H is probably the best on the private catcher front. Prices seem to range from £30 - £500, depending on the name.

    AZooZa (dropsystem.co.uk) is probably the best public catcher. £30 per catch.

    I'm fair to middling :). £30 per catch, but only catch for others when my DAC is idle. See link in my sig for details.

    - Rob
     
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    That's interesting, how does the extra cost translate into better odds? Does he knock other customers domain orders off his list for the day?
     
  5. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    At the high end I believe he just loads the one name in, therefore more chance of catching it. It's not just about increased odds either; it's about what the domain is worth.

    For example: I recently booked blues.co.uk with him @ £500. No one is going to catch a name like that for you at £30, unless you get VERY lucky with a public catcher.

    You would need to ask him, but I doubt it. Most of these £500 catches are booked well in advance.

    - Rob
     
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    Thanks Rob - I certainly wouldn't consider myself anywhere near the best private catcher.

    As for catching / bookings - I don't actually offer catching services and only take the odd booking now and again from a few people who ask nicely :) When I do take a booking, pricing is based on the priority rather than the actual domain. A domain like blues for example would be attempted on it's own and at full speed. I've got luckly before and caught idtheft (couk) at a £30 booking :D so certainly worth trying your luck with as many catchers as possible.
     
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    @ Dave, I didn't think that was a particularly good domain when I booked it with you, I just liked the name as it went with the 419 anti fraud stuff I do online, never had an idea that it might get the offers that I received for it :shock:

    It was booked up at several places online and other catchers had it booked as well, so you must have a very good catching system to have got it before them, I've not done anything with the domain other than a very basic site for it just to get it online, but I don't have time for it now that I'm doing other stuff. Tried finding the names of people at end user companies to contact them via snail mail to try an sell it, but I'm just hitting a wall trying to find contact details, so I'm going to leave it as it is and just renew it every 2 years, it's PR 3 now.
     
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    Just an example mate hope you didn't mind me using that one?
     
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    Double post binned. This dial up connection on an ancient desktop is rubbish :)
     
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