Any current info on snagging expiring domains?
July 23, 2011 10:16 AM Subscribe
Does anybody have any current information about snagging an expiring domain name? I have read some articles but the information is a few years old. Specifics inside.
posted by Lovable Hooligan to computers & internet (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
[my surname].com is expiring in the next couple of days. The domain currently belongs to a construction company that has changed its name in the last year. There used to be a legitimate website at that domain but now just forwards traffic to the new company website. It is likely they will not renew. I would like to get it for personal use, mostly email.
I know it will be a month or two before the domain is released and to add a little extra complication I will be without phone service and have spotty internet connection during these months. Is it still advisable to use a domain snapping service or are the backorder services of one of the big domain registry companies more reliable these days.
The name is common in a few places but not likely to be extremely commercial. I would really like to avoid a bidding situation due to my isolation in the upcoming months. I have used a backorder service before from a major registry service, and all it did was send me an email a few days after someone else bought the domain telling me it had transferred. The company the domain is currently registered at has a backorder service. Would that be the safest bet?