As a domain player, you know that almost all great domain names were taken before 1999. It is difficult now to get an even fairly decent domain name.
Sometimes, however, some registrants do not recognize that their domain names are pretty valuable and drop them after they find no application for their domain names.
That is when backordering comes into play. Now you need to know that there may be many people waiting to backorder same domain name. So itís important to find a backordering service provider that can maximize your odds of getting domain name for a minimal price. That could be quite some task.
The key for a successful backorder is to find a competent backordering service. Here are some tips for you to consider.
1) Choose a backorder service that works with quite some registrars. More registrars mean better odds for you to get domain name you want.
2) Avoid backorder service that places domain name on auction. With such a service provider, you are not certain if you can get domain name for a price you want to pay. Auctioneers are always seeking highest bid for a domain name.
The bad news is that considering both 1) and 2), you may find that no service provider may meed your demand. As a matter of fact, almost all backorder services are running an auction mode business.
Some major backorder service providers are listed here for your reference.
1) Snapnames.com. This may be biggest. It works with a dozen of registrars. But that does not mean they can have a better chances than others to backorder a domain name. If domain name is fairly of low grade, then they might be able to snap it for you. But for a great domain name, competition is keen and chances are snapnames.com can not get it for you. Snapnames.com places domain name backordered on auction. The auction goes for three days. In end of auction, they award domain name to highest bidder. A recent example is infodepot.com; snapnames.com awarded it to a bidder for $1250 for domain name. The minimal bid is $60.
2) Pool.com. Pool.comís business is similar to snapnames.com. They may work with fewer registrars. But sometimes they still have better chances of getting quite decent domain names. The minimal bid is $60.
3) Namewinner.com. Namewinner.com is part of dotster.com. They work with a few domain registrars. Occasionally, they can snap a few great domain names. They also place domain names on auction. But auction is done before they snap it. The minimal bid is $30. One thing that clients need to be aware that when you enter a so called extended auction. The so called extended auction is to sell domain names Namewinner.com registered. Please be advised that there will be a $50 fee when you eneter such an auction. You not see any statement easily. So be advsied to keep off or be ready to apy $50.