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    Verisign/NSI The Joy of "Pre-Ordering"
    posted by michael on Monday August 25 2003, @02:21PM

    jberryhill writes "One thing I like about the domain registration business is that it is always acceptable to sell things that you don't have. For example, RegistryPro has collected a pile of cash for defensive registrations of .pro domains which may, or may not, actually be available for registration at some time in the future.

    Today's object lesson in selling things that aren't quite available yet is the "pre-ordering" of Wait-List-Service subscriptions, announced here.

    Now, this is beautiful. You can "pre-order" the right to "backorder" a domain name which isn't available yet, but "might" be available some time in the future. What an opportunity to get, um, something, maybe."



    Editor's note: In case it disappears, the page says (under a Network Solutions/VeriSign logo):
    COMING SOON-WEEK OF AUGUST 24TH
    PRE-ORDERS BEGIN FOR NEXT REGISTRATION RIGHTS

    Next Registration Rightssm is a new service from Network Solutions that will let you order a .com or .net domain name that is already registered. If the domain name becomes available during your subscription period, the registration is yours.

    • A superior way to backorder domain names
    • Get the domain name you want
    • Protect the names you have
    • Only one pre-order per domain name
    Check back to ensure you’re the first to order the domain name that you want.

     
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