The last two names I was after were already backordered at Snapnames and Godaddy. The good thing about Pool is that you only pay if you win. The other good thing about Pool is that they seem to win more often. Needless to say, Pool did win both of the names I was after. One I won outright, the other ended up in an auction and just went out of my reach. Bottom line though, Pool did win both.
Go for Pool, but be prepared for auction bidding. If the name is already backordered at several places, chances are good that if/when Pool wins it, there will be more than a couple of people waiting behind the curtains there too.
it is good to backorder at all the 3 places. enom, name winner & pool. enom and name winner do beat pool sometimes. put a bid of $ 60 at enom and name winner on the day of the drop, since that's the minimum you are going to pay to pool if it wins for you.
I still don't like Pool and their methods.
In the way it is, you never really know what's going on, as in most auctions, and even more in internet auctions.
I go to many auctions regularly and you've got to know what you're doing if you want to make sure nobody is ripping you off or at least bidding lots up against you.
I just don't feel comfortable with the way Pool works, but I heard a lot of people saying that they get more than the others.
Originally posted by Bashar doesn't need to know anything, just need his pockets FULL with $$$
I'll rephrase the question.
Even if I have "pockets FULL with $$$"... how do I avoid spending more than the minimum necessary to obtain a name?... how do I keep any bidding to a minimum?... Are the services themselves manipulate the auctions, and if so, in what way?.... Also, if so, what do I do to avoid (or find out if I'm) being manipulated?
Bashar, I'm asking you in particular, because I know you probably know...
Is it true that namewinner, even for domains not sought after by anybody, at the last moments pushes the minimum bid up to 20$?
That's my impression, but it could be that there's regularly a 15$ bid the last day or so.
What are your thoughts about this?
Anybody else that knows and that can post is definetely welcome.