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Regarding Backordering domains

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by yragcom1, Nov 8, 2005.

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    I saw a domain that I placed a back order on last week with Goddaddy. How effective is backordering in terms of actually landing that particular domain? It just expired yesterday, and now has a parking page on it. I know that I have to wait until it clears, but what are my chances of actually getting it?

    Should I have waited until it reached "available" status?

    I'm new to all this, so sorry if this is a dumb question.
    SEMrush
     
    yragcom1, Nov 8, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. GeorgeB.

    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    I've gotten every domain I have ever backordered (4). I always wait until it's already expired then backorder it. Takes a few months for it to go through all it's stages like redemption period, pending delete, etc.
     
    GeorgeB., Nov 8, 2005 IP
  3. l234244

    l234244 Peon

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    Some people have said godaddy is not too good at back ordering bt I have 50% records with them. 1 won and 1 lost.
     
    l234244, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  4. yragcom1

    yragcom1 Well-Known Member

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    Well, right now, I have 4 on order with them. Is there something more effective in terms of backordering?

    The site I was looking at was a lyric site that had decent traffic according to Alexa, but go hacked about 2 days before it expired. It has a PageRank of 5, and a Alexa ranking of about 200,000, with decent, but wavering traffic.

    As I said this is new to me. Should I have used another service to snag this site, giving it's numbers?
     
    yragcom1, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  5. ppcwiz

    ppcwiz Well-Known Member

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    godaddy's odds of catching a decent or popular .com/.net domain are not good. you will lose all the time because godaddy only has 3 registrar/connections...the ones listed below have 60-100. if you really want the name, backorder with all three services and participate in the auction, if it makes it that far.

    www.pool.com
    www.snapnames.com
    www.clubdrop.com

    godaddy is only competitive/somewhat successful when it comes to info/biz/us names

    good luck :)
     
    ppcwiz, Nov 8, 2005 IP
  6. monRa

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    I would suggest pool.com!
    dOn't try godady!
     
    monRa, Nov 9, 2005 IP
  7. muchacho

    muchacho Active Member

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    My record with Godaddy is not very good. I won 1, and lost around 20 times. :rolleyes:
     
    muchacho, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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    Agree with ppcwiz - use all of the services available if you really want a domain.

    My record with GoDaddy is 4 successes out of 10 drops - but I wouldn't imagine anyone else tried to catch the 4.
     
    norfstar, Nov 10, 2005 IP