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    Re: This is not Rocket Science!
    by Anonymous on Sunday July 28 2002, @02:00PM (#8139)
    "Your average individual can't beat either the existing namedrop services or the WLS to desirable dropped names, that is and will remain in the hands of the few"

    I get the feeling that you have not attempted to register very many dropping names before or perhaps you have had a few bad experiences. Using a registrar that allows you to do a "quick registration" without having to jump through all the normal steps works quite well to aquire dropping domain names. Perseverance and understanding when the name will drop and can OFTEN (not always) result in getting a name before the big boys running the scripts on multiple servers can aquire it. And what do you pay? Nothing more than the price charged for a normal registration with your registrar of choice.

    Its easy to through your hands in the air and give up based on hearsay or bad experiences. I speak from real world experience as one who has acquired dozens of QUALITY dropping names using this obvious and very simple technique.


    "It is misleading to argue that some existing namedrop services may charge less than the WLS by pointing to a given fee"

    Why is it misleading to state the facts? Using the technique described above I do pay less than what I would be charged using WLS. I pay $8.95 a name for the majority of the dropped names I aquire.

    I have also witnessed numerous cases where NameWinner aquired quality domain names for people at the basic entry level bid of $25.00, still less than what a WLS would be. In some cases, someone had taken a SnapBack out on the same name and lost out to NameWinner!

    Granted if I were to try for a name using SnapNames, NameWinner, ExpireFish and others at the same time, I would exceed the proposed retail price of a WLS. You seem to imply that most names would require this type of effort/cash. The majority of names in fact do not.
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