I am going to be starting up a business where i sell graphics/templates etc.
The domain i want is available in .net form(which i want the most) and the .com has expired but is still in the two month process of being available for purchase.
I know that it is good to have the .com and .net so nobody else has it and redirect one to the other. Should i wait untill the .com is available before purchasing the .net?
Im also worried if i purchase the .net, the old owner of the .com will snatch it back up.
how do you find out who its registered with? On the whois all it says is:
Creation Date: 2000-03-13 08:05:25 UTC
Expiration Date: 2004-03-13 07:05:59 UTC
Last Modification Date: 2002-04-29 05:30:07 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar: CORE-95
Created by: CORE-95
So now im thinking about just backordering it.
If i do can i be sure i get it?
And if i dont do i get my money back?
the .net is the name that i really do want by the way
Let me tell you a story. Cheapy doesn't work well when it comes to catching an expired domain. I have wasted money with GoDaddy and refuse to do so anymore. They can't catch a cold so now you know why they are cheap. I wasted a couple hundred dollars with Snapnames. Did not catch me one good name. I'm glad I went with Snapnames vice a Snapnames Reseller because you will need the unlimited exchanges. Namewinner and Pool are about the best these days but they are an auction type. High bidder wins, plain and simple. Pool has went out of control lately though. Prices have been way over-inflated IMHO.
My advice: Use them all if you really want the name. There is no "cheap" way about it if the name is good.
Not true. Even though the .net isn't taken doesn't mean that somebody may not snatch it up. What happens if it has links, PR, or overture? Maybe I have a ton of GD BO and I need to use them up? Who knows?
Pool auction starts after Pool captures the domain. NW biddings starts before the domain is caught.
In both cases you need to already have an account. With Pool you bid the min $60 to get your foot in the door. When and if Pool catches the domain when it drops the auction process begins and up goes the price if it is a good domain. With NW you bid a few days "before" the drop date. You could actually have the winning bid at NW and not get the domain cause they did catch it when it dropped. Hope this helps.
All the registrars are hammering away trying to capture domains by the millisecond. If it was hours then people doing manual registrations would beat them. Anyone can tell you the day your domain will drop. Manually registering against a snap/BO is almost no chance of success.