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Why the 2007 LLLL.com buyout will not hold:

Here’s my reasoning why the LLLL.com buyout will not hold & soon you will see domains that you would have paid $90 or so for.. dropping & becoming available for $8 each..

1.) The LLLL.com buyout which originally happened in earlier 2003 or so – it did not hold weight & reaped again in late 2007.

2.) The LLLL.com buyout that happened in Late (november) 2007, is a surge wave of the domains that yuppies thought would hold proper value. As a tri-fecta effect, their values soared up to 10x the domain’s original cost just for being in the 4 letter .com class. Buyers bought & sellers sold. Today in July 20th 2009, it’s a bit different.

3.) The economy in the USA & globally is suffering. So why should these domains be subject to high value? The bigger they are, the harder they drop is an understatement in the domain market these days. With such high renewal fees & the effort to sell your expiring domains has become an expense. The exit strategy, cover your privates & run with your profits. Everyone is letting their ugly LLLL’s drop like flies.

4.) The ugly domains are a push over. Good luck trying to make sense of 3 conjunctive letters & 1 vowel.  Even the worst radio stations don’t buy LLLL.com domains – I learned the hard way :(

I am not dissing LLLL.com domains at all. I am just giving my four points why the buyout will not hold up. I am no longer looking to provide avalable lists because – I am unable to flip LLLL.com drop catches to end users or resellers.

A domain’s value lies in the buyer’s perception of it’s worth.  If you read my blog, I would recommend against four letter .com domains entirely until the global markets render better profits for the time, exhaustion & struggle to catch the LLLL.com availables & drops.

Some Available Pagerank Domains

Sorry – I have not verified the accuracy of these domains or their pagerank:

used-new-cisco.com – 2
magikandro.com – 1
rocksmystocks.com – 2
netinfos-search.com – 1
gamescomplete.com – 2
jnstanley.com – 1
limerenz.com – 2
yfoq.net – 2
blunalu.com – 2

I find it’s best to check with: Check Pagerank & Dig Pagerank

Good luck!

Pre-Release Expiring Domain Preferred Registrars

Here are some of my really old notes on where pre-release dropping domains will end up. Note that this hasn’t been updated in approximately 2 years. Good luck!

The following information will assist you in determining where an expiring .com or .net domain with whois status is: “ON HOLD REDEMPTION PERIOD” will most likely drop to.

Public Drop catchers:

networksolutions.com – Snapnames*
register.com – Snapnames*
BulkRegister.com – Snapnames*
moniker.com – Snapnames*
domainsite.com – Snapnames*
name.com – name.net/drop/ – Snapnames*
name.net – name.net/drop/ – Snapnames*
itsyourdomain.com – Snapnames*
directi.com – Snapnames*
mysticblizzard.com (directi) – Snapnames*
bluefractal.com (directi) – Snapnames*
atomicgiant.com (directi) – Snapnames*
falconzone.com (directi) – Snapnames*
digupdomains.com (directi) – Snapnames*
007names.com – Snapnames
1stdomain.net – Snapnames
4domains.com – Snapnames
aboutdomains.com – Snapnames
aitdomains.com – Snapnames
alohanic.com – Snapnames
annulet.com – Snapnames
answerable.com – Snapnames
bestregistrar.com – Snapnames
bumperjumper.com – Snapnames
criticalinternet.com – Snapnames
dns-net.de – Snapnames
domus-llc.com – Snapnames
dotearth.com – Snapnames
fatfirm.com – Snapnames
fortuneinternet.com – Snapnames
getyername.com – Snapnames
hostingfort.com – Snapnames
inname.net – Snapnames
mouzz.com – Snapnames
name2host.com – Snapnames
namebay.com – Snapnames
namesecure.com – Snapnames
nameshare.com – Snapnames
neonic.com – Snapnames
nominate.net – Snapnames
pairnic.com – Snapnames
planetdomain.com – Snapnames
plisk.com – Snapnames
primalstore.com – Snapnames
publicdomainregistry.com – Snapnames
retailstudio.com – Snapnames
rrpproxy.net – Snapnames
safenames.net – Snapnames
simplynamed.com – Snapnames
tahoedomains.com – Snapnames
topclassnames.com – Snapnames
totalnic.net – Snapnames
urbanvolcano.com – Snapnames
vividdomains.com – Snapnames

* Snapnames Preferred Partners

dotster.com – Snapnames Partner
namesdirect.com – Snapnames Partner
newdentity.com – Snapnames Partner
namezero.com – Snapnames Partner
namefull.com – Snapnames Partner
fm-net.ne.jp – Snapnames Partner
stargateinc.com – Snapnames Partner
shop4domain.com – Snapnames Partner
personalnames.com – Snapnames Partner
edge.jp – livedoor.com – Snapnames Partner
idregister.com – Snapnames Partner
webnic.cc – Snapnames Partner
000domains.com – Snapnames Partner
Communigal.net – Sitename.com
Galcomm.com – Snapnames Partner
galcomm.info – Snapnames Partner ?
register.it – Snapnames Partner
fireman.org – Snapnames Partner
Catalog.com – Snapnames Partner
addressontheweb.com – Snapnames Partner
domainhostingweb.us – Snapnames Partner
1800-website.com – Snapnames Partner
privacypost.com – Snapnames Partner
allindomains.com – Snapnames Partner
getyourdotcom.com – Snapnames Partner
tuvaludomains.tv – Snapnames Partner
123domainrenewals.com – Snapnames Partner
cocosislandsdomains.cc – Snapnames Partner
domaininternetname.com – Snapnames Partner
domaincamping.com – Snapnames Partner
domainbulkregistration.com – Snapnames Partner
niuedomains.nu – Snapnames Partner
24x7domains.com – Snapnames Partner
unitedkingdomdomains.com – Snapnames Partner
department-of-domains.com – Snapnames Partner
claimeddomains.com – Snapnames Partner
chinesedomain.cn – Snapnames Partner
austriadomains.com – Snapnames Partner
1st-for-domain-names.com – Snapnames Partner
diggitydot.com – Snapnames Partner
allaccessdomains.com – Snapnames Partner
chocolatecovereddomains.com – Snapnames Partner
domainbusinessnames.com – Snapnames Partner
belgiumdomains.com – Snapnames Partner
domaindoorman.com – Snapnames Partner
atozdomainsmarket.com – Snapnames Partner
beardomain.com – Snapnames Partner
995discountdomains.com – Snapnames Partner
deutchdomains.de – Snapnames Partner
bidfordomainnames.com – Snapnames Partner
domainbullies.com – Snapnames Partner
samoandomains.ws – Snapnames Partner
domainnamelookup.us – Snapnames Partner
capitoldomains.com – Snapnames Partner
capitoldomains.net – Snapnames Partner
capitaldomains.org – Snapnames Partner
decentdomains.net – Snapnames Partner
discountdomainservices.com – Snapnames Partner
domain-a-go-go.com – Snapnames Partner
domainnamebidder.com – Snapnames Partner

POOL’s Drop Catchers:

namescout.com – Pool
namesystem.com – Pool
signaturedomains.com – Pool
psi-japan.com – Pool
domainsonly.com – Pool
domainthenet.com – Pool
rebel.com – Pool
namesbeyond.com – Pool
srspartner.com – Pool
registersite.com – Pool
domainregistry.com – Pool
nameking.com – Pool
signdomains.com – Pool
domainstobeseen.com – Pool
ar.com – Pool
z-core.com – Pool
domainca.com – Pool
esoftwiz.com – Pool
totalregistrations.com – Pool
biditwinit.com – Pool
usawebhost.com – Pool
esite.com – Pool
nameview.com – Pool
domainpro.com – Pool
domainpeople.com – Pool
name.com – Pool
mynamenow.com – Pool
transecute.com – Pool
aaaq.com – Pool
domainz.com – Pool
leadnetworks.com – Pool
registernames.com – Pool
rgnames.com – Pool
aceofdomains.com – Pool
dotforce.com – Pool
comitnet.com – Pool
1-877namebid.com – Pool
whoistoolbar.com – Pool
webmasters.com – Pool
nettuner.com – Pool
experthost.com – Pool
expertsrs.com – Pool
hjlinnen.com – Pool
hipsearch.com – Pool
crazy8domains.com – Pool
domainestic.com – Pool
redomainder.com – Pool
getyourdotinfo.com – Pool
enterthedomain.com – Pool
yourdomainco.com – Pool
condomainium.com – Pool
getyourdotnet.com – Pool
ausregistry.net – Pool
parava.net – Pool
domainbank.net – Pool
awregistry.net – Pool
dodora.net – Pool
usefuldomains.net – Pool
bemydomain.net – Pool
adoptadomain.net – Pool
encirca.biz – Pool
psi.jp – Pool
psi-usa.info – Pool
inic.ch – Pool
enetica.com.au – Pool
fiducia.lv – Pool
cvo.ca – Pool
domaincentre.ca – Pool
gotnames.ca – Pool
worldnames.ca – Pool
domainscape.ca – Pool
extremedomains.ca – Pool
domains2be.ca – Pool
primedomain.ca – Pool
domainscostless.ca – Pool
domainplaza.ca – Pool
thegreatdomain.ca – Pool
domainmarketplace.ca – Pool
domainbuzz.ca – Pool
hostmaster.ca – Pool
namegame.ca – Pool
nic-name.ca – Pool
quark.ca – Pool
regnow.ca – Pool
zippydomains.ca – Pool
domainnetwork.ca – Pool
domainevent.ca – Pool
luckydomains.ca – Pool
domainsforme.ca – Pool
secureadomain.ca – Pool
domains2go.ca – Pool
gonames.ca – Pool
domainos.ca – Pool
domaineered.ca – Pool
abdomainations.ca – Pool
availabledomains.ca – Pool
coolhosting.ca – Pool
domainauthority.ca – Pool
kookycondundrum.ca – Pool
domains4u.ca – Pool
domainluminary.ca – Pool
populardomains.ca – Pool
domainstream.ca – Pool
premiername.ca – Pool
notablenames.ca – Pool
securadomain.ca – Pool
megabyte.ca – Pool
domainiac.ca – Pool
domainmall.ca – Pool
getdomainsiwant.ca – Pool
nametorrent.ca – Pool
domainlink.ca – Pool
domainparadise.ca – Pool
scoopdomain.ca – Pool
domaingrabber.ca – Pool
netheadz.ca – Pool
domainmania.ca – Pool
domainideas.ca – Pool
domainsout.ca – Pool
domainstreet.ca – Pool
thedomainnamestore.ca – Pool
whatsyourname.ca – Pool
backup.ca – Pool
registermydomains.ca – Pool
searchname.ca – Pool
submit.ca – Pool
domainutopia.ca – Pool
ezhosting.ca – Pool
primeregistrar.ca – Pool
domaincentral.ca – Pool
fabdomains.ca – Pool
maindomain.ca – Pool
matchnames.ca – Pool
mynameonline.ca – Pool
randomain.ca – Pool
registerone.ca – Pool
domainsfirst.ca – Pool
wisdomain.ca – Pool
domainreign.ca – Pool
pricedomain.ca – Pool
romel.ca – Pool
grabton.ca – Pool
domainfighter.ca – Pool
domainventures.ca – Pool
zidodomain.ca – Pool
domainsatcost.ca – Pool
weregisterit.ca – Pool
domainheadz.ca – Pool
theblackcow.ca – Pool

enom.com – Enom club drop
centralregistrar.com – Enom club drop
namejuice.com – Enom club drop
mobilenameservices.com – Enom club drop
nameintel.com – Enom club drop
sipence.com – Enom club drop
atcomtechnology.com – Enom club drop
coloradonamesdomains.com – Enom Club Drop
thatdarnname.com – Enom Club Drop
getsld.com – Enom Club Drop
legrandnom.com – Enom Club Drop
aodomains.com – Enom Club Drop
slimnames.com ( TotalCalories.com ) – Enom Club Drop
emilynamesdomains.com – Enom Club Drop
awbtrading.com – Enom Club Drop
rjgventures.com – Enom Club Drop
amountaindomains.com – Enom Club Drop
walelabrook.com – Enom Club Drop
valleyapples.com – Enom Club Drop
wgbregistry.com – Enom Club Drop
jjhinvestments.com – Enom Club Drop
alohawebservices.net – Enom Club Drop
vi.net – Enom Club Drop
8068.com – Enom Club Drop
domainnovations.com – Enom Club Drop
dropoutlet.com – Enom Club Drop
blisternet.net – Enom Club Drop
dagnabit.biz – Enom Club Drop
dagnabit.net – Enom Club Drop
enombre.com – Enom Club Drop
extrathreads.com – Enom Club Drop
extrathread.com – Enom Club Drop
gungagalunga.biz – Enom Club Drop
gungagalunga.us – Enom Club Drop
idindi.com – Enom Club Drop
ininaf.com – Enom Club Drop
fushitarazu.com – Enom Club Drop
sicherregister.com – Enom Club Drop
sicherregister.de – Enom Club Drop
namenelly.com – Enom Club Drop
markbark.com – Enom Club Drop
sssasss.com – Enom Club Drop
nerdnames.com – Enom Club Drop
namethread.com – Enom Club Drop
vedacore.com – Enom Club Drop
planettld.com – Enom Club Drop
markbarker.biz – Enom Club Drop
markbarker.us – Enom Club Drop
TrafficNames.net – Enom Club Drop
asiadomains.biz – Enom Club Drop
codycorp.com – Enom Club Drop
aviddomains.com – Enom Club Drop
smallbusinessnamescerts.com – Enom Club Drop
traveldomainsincorporated.com – Enom Club Drop
whiteglovedomains.com – Enom Club Drop
entertainmentnames.com – Enom Club Drop
king-domains.com – Enom Club Drop
itpan.com – Enom Club Drop
arabinternetnames.com – Enom Club Drop
airnames.com – Enom Club Drop
postaldomains.com – Enom Club Drop
csiregistry.com – Enom Club Drop
dynanames.com – Enom Club Drop
domainhip.com – Enom Club Drop
nominfinitum.com – Enom Club Drop
dnsvillage.com – Enom Club Drop
pocketdomain.com – Enom Club Drop
privatedomains.biz – Enom Club Drop
rallydomains.com – Enom Club Drop

godaddy.com – Godaddy*
wildwestdomains.com – Godaddy*
bluerazor.com – Godaddy*

*Godaddy Preferred Partner

Webagentur.at (domainname.at) – dropcatcher.com
R68-LROR – domaincatcher.com

dotregistrar.com – dotreg.com/wishlist.html

onlinenic.com – Bulk Click

Private Drop catchers:

directnic.com – NOLDC.com / keywordtraffic.info
domaincontender.com – NOLDC.com
fabulous.com – Dropwizard
melbourneit.com – Ultimate Search
namebargain.com – Ultimate Search/Buydomains
bookmyname.com – NameFox
ascio.com – NameFox
nexstarnet.com – NameFox ?
libris.com – Euro box
name7.com – Korean drop club
cypack.com – Korean drop club
ttpia.com – Korean drop club
bizcn.com – Chinese drop club
dns.com.cn – Chinese drop club
paycenter.com.cn – Chinese drop club
addresscreation.com – Buydomains
enameco.com – e-names.org – Buydomains
omnis.com – Buydomains
registrationtek.com – Buydomains
1accredited.com – Buydomains
123registration.com – Buydomains
domainzoo.com – Buydomains
domaindiscover.com – Buydomains
dynadot.com – Buydomains

Unknown Drop catching registers:

1hostchina.com
1hostgermany.com
1hostaustralia.com
1hostjapan.com
1hostamerica.com
1hostcanada.com
1hostkorea.com
1hostbrazil.com
1hostisrael.com
1hostmalaysia.com
1hostkuwait.com
namefrog.com
gabia.com
web.com
namestream.com
advantage-interactive.com
afforda.com
domainallies.com
domainsystems.com
is.com
namechurner.com
names4ever.com
namequeen.com
budgetnames.com
batdomains.com
aboutdomains.com
hostlane.com
schlund.de
key-systems.de
melbourneit.com.au
pacnames.com
domainname.com
domainmonkeys.com
domainwar.net
nicco.com
secura-gmbh.de
domainregistry.de
aboutdomain.com
domainit.com
1dni.com
hyperstreet.com
anytimesites.com
afterdarkincorporated.com
basicfusion.com
gi.net
crispnames.com
domainbidder.com
domainnamesales.com
gandi.net
hichina.com
sbsnames.com
schlund.info
ynotdomains.com
capdom.com
savemorenames.com
commerceisland.com
findyouaname.com
goserveyourdomain.com
udamain.com
findyouadomain.com
finduaname.com
iserveyourdomain.com
smallbusinessnamescerts.com
codycorp.com
urbanvolcano.com
king-domains.com
rankusa.com
resellserv.com
mightybay.com
topsystem.com
firstinstant.com
haveaname.com
groundinternet.com
hostingfort.com
redregister.com
interdominios.com
netestate.com
domainnovations.com
dynamicdolphin.com
domainhip.com
postaldomains.com
namesdirect.com
csiregistry.com
privacypost.com
namingweb.com
retailstudio.com
ownidentity.com
desertdevil.com
enterprice.net
ynotdomains.myorderbox.com
datanet2004.com
ipxcess.com
sicherregister.com
jazdomainnames.com
wickedwebsolutions.com
foxedge.com
alantron.com
dnsvillage.com
coolhandle.com
moderngrid.com
arabinternetnames.com
domain-a-go-go.com
bottledomains.com
domainbulkregistration.com
solidhub.com
digupdomains.com
mangomoods.com
fortuneinternet.com
misk.com
discountdomainservices.com
titanichosting.com
itpan.com
chocolatecovereddomains.com
nuclearnames.com
crazy8domains.com
blog.com
rallydomains.com
apexregistry.com
995discountdomains.com
claimeddomains.com
decentdomains.net
whiteglovedomains.com
domainestic.com
domainbullies.com
domaincamping.com
diggitydot.com
airnames.com
department-of-domains.com
dreamhost.com
addressontheweb.com
traveldomainsincorporated.com
allaccessdomains.com

Hope the information above helps you. Also, Kate (sdsinc from Namepros) Indicated that Melbourne IT & Dotster domains now go to Snapnames.

If you have any updates for the list, I appreciate your input! Thanks.

How to flip your domain names into cash

I like to give some insight to a few friends dabbling here and there about the effective ways to make money with your domain names. How somethings work & others don’t. Naturally, you need a chemistry for what your gut feeling tells you & what you can do with it.

So first things off. Let’s assume you have some domains ready you’d like to sell. The price you want may or not be what you expect will come out of it. Keep in mind:

1.) If you set your price too high, any potential buyers will run away from your portfolio like no tomorrow – possibly memorizing domains they may have purchased. All it takes is one mistake and you can blow your deal.

2.) If you set your price too low, You will lose money on the table. A lot of money to be exact. I have done so myself. What I thought and sold was a $1,500 domain ended up being a $7,000+ domain.

3.) Try not to “broker” domains for others to make your “flip” money. It usually ends up being a huge waste of time. Plus you always have to deal with the owner reaching out to the buyer behind your back & making ties.

4.) Time is money & domains are money. Put the two together. When I first started flipping domains, I was farting around with my approach. I was very shy to make a move & supply the domains the end users needed. If you are flipping domains, remember that every second of the day, minute & hour mean it’s time to flip names.

5.) Approach the right people. Shuffle through old whois records found here.  Furthermore, contact the right person. An old whois record could reveal a more promising contact within the same company & with the proper authority to purchase your domain. Especially holds weight if it’s an aged domain. The email: MikePeterson@domain.com could have very easily been changed to: admin@domain.com. Mike Peterson could be the person who still works at your prospect buyer’s company & seal the deal.

Go with your intuition. If it “sounds right” pursue it. There are many points of view on the proper approach – but I think the payout is well worth it. You can realistically convert a $10 domain into possibly thousands. Why not? If it works, sell it. The domaining world bears no true laws or rules of what you can or can’t get. Many try to pioneer it beginning with Frank Schilling & truckloads of followers. Frank among many others began by building a solid portfolio and more portfolios around his money makers today. He hand regged many gems back in the day and like a spider spun his web blogging about his portfolios around the internet.

Domain flipping takes time to master. Like Frank, sometimes 10+ years. You will need to weigh out pros and cons. Set a realistic mind and goals. With the proper attitude and tone, there is no reason why you can’t flip $10 domains into $300.  It will take time to master, but the payout is worth it. Don’t lose faith. Do not give up. If you keep working at it, you will get better.

The internet is expanding and grabbing more attention. The domains you own are your money makers to flipping good profits.

The Dynadot.com API & How to catch expired domains.

As many of you are aware, I develop a desktop application that utilizes the Dynadot API to instantly register domains names. I started development back in early 2008. I sold – or um, gave away my first copy of this software to a fello NamePros member. You can read about his experience with Dynadot API here.

I guess the biggest secret to catching domains is to monitor what you want & then go with it. As you can imagine it is a shore to try & enter your domains list manually into Moniker & Dynadot’s interface. Then you have to hurry & keep refreshing the page over & over again. Then what happens when you score 0 out of 10 domains you wanted? You face giving up, or burning yourself out for tomorrow.

Well, I take all that guesswork, exhaustion & hairpulling out of the equation. All you have to do is load a list of domains into your drop catching program & schedule the start and stop times. Then get back to your everyday stuff. Check back and see how many domains you captured.

Here is the screenshot of the application:

Dynadot API

Dynadot API

This made my drop catching simple from day one. I simply load the domains I want to catch, enter my Dynadot API key & click Start.

I return a couple hours later & notice gems appearing in my account. Successfully registered by this little tool I made.

The options you have are great. Ranging from catching .com & .net to .org, .info & .us. Look for more posts here on my blog & I will share with you the expired domain drop times & order.

So are you ready to save a lot of time & stress? Just let this drop catcher do all the work for you!

Dynadot.com designed their API in such a way that this program will effectively register valuable domains into your dynadot.com account. Just login & instantly have access to the domains you captured.

But it doesn’t end there. To find out more, click the image above. This post is intended to be informative, so I will leave the sales pitch out :)

Here’s common questions and answers regarding the tool:

1.) Can your tool beat snapnames, pool & namejet?

1a.) No, it cannot. If an expiring domain has multiple backorders at either place, they will attempt to register it with hundreds of registrars. This tool works on domains with 1 or zero backorders.

2.) If you can’t beat the professional drop catchers, then why should I buy this?

2a.) You would use this tool to capture domains that you would otherwise backorder. So let’s say you normally backorder 10 domains a week, that is approximately $600 a week you would be spending on 10 domains. Now imagine popping in those same domains into this tool & registering 3 out of the 10 domains @ only $7.75. approx each?

3.) Can I catch a LLL.com or CCC.com with this desktop drop catcher?

3a.) Nope. If you ever caught a LLL.com with this tool, snapnames would buy out Dynadot.com instantly. 4 Character or shorter is usually the professional drop catcher’s threshold for valuable names. Then dictionary words & combos.

4.) Then what can I catch with your tool expron?

4.a) There are various domains that become expired under the radar. With so many domains dropping daily, there’s not one person that can put an estimated value on all the drops. My tools are self-helping. If you already have quality lists of drops, give it a try. If not – then keep reading my blog. I don’t mind sharing at all.

Good luck in your drop catching!

Welcome to my blog! Domain after life

Hello friends,

My name is Dan Ramirez. Many of you know me as “Expron” across the web development and domain forums. I wanted a central hub to collaborate with you all my drop catching secrets and tips. Plus keep you in the loop since I always have a handful of projects going on.

First off, many of you may be wondering, well who is Expron – what does it have to offer that I don’t know? Well the truth is that from web development to domaining, you’ll find unique bits and pieces of information you can use in your everyday activities. From web development, programming to expired domain drop catching.

I admit that most my topics will be related to expired domains, drop catching and the 60 second domain auction I run: DNKO (Domain Knockout). Truth of the matter is that I have stopped developing for others. I work for myself only and pioneer new things. I have been blessed with the ability to catch quality domain names & build tools. I enjoy catching expired domains and building useful websites & tools.

So grab a fresh cup of coffee, relax & let’s get started. I don’t hold anything back and while that seems to piss a lot of people off, I am glad to help you in anything I can. I will be sharing my personal drop lists here and don’t mind if someone else grabs the same names I am trying to catch. My main focus is to build a community. This community of drop catchers can one day become the biggest drop catching group against the bigshots. We can join forces and make an impact on the domain market.

I hope you enjoy your stay & come back often. I don’t have a life other than domaining about 14+ hours each day.I eat, sleep & dream domain names. I catch good names that are worth more than reg fee & have the tools to filter the best. I expect to update this blog frequently, so check back often. Any questions, let me know – that’s what I’m here for.

Thanks again & I will see you around.

Dan