[registrars] Unique opportunity to back-order over 1 million newly available domain names
I thought this was interesting about NameZero/ VeriSign and their expired
names. Reading this the expired names will be sold off before the names
deleted drop. They are also reregistered for 17 to 22 months, so how many $6
fees is this.
So it looks like we can do what we want with our expired names now.
I have included the entire email on the subject below.
"the difference that SnapBack orders on these names are virtually
guaranteed--a 99% chance--to successfully get you the names you want."
"These names are not listed for sale on any aftermarket sites but NameZero
may sell some of these names itself at higher prices, so don't delay in
placing your pre-emptive SnapBack subscription if you are interested in any
of these names."
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 7:15 PM
Subject: Must Act Before December 14: Unique opportunity to back-order over
1 million newly available domain names
> Dear SnapNames Customer:
> Over the next few weeks, an unusually large number of domain names will
> become available for new registration. One of the largest sources of
> names is NameZero, a domain name service provider that will alone release
> over 1 million names.
> At least 800,000 of these names are flagged for deletion on December 15,
> with the remainder becoming available over the following weeks. In a
> one-time opportunity for SnapNamesT customers only, SnapNames has arranged
> with NameZero to offer fixed-price SnapBackT positions on these names,
> the difference that SnapBack orders on these names are virtually
> guaranteed--a 99% chance--to successfully get you the names you want.
> (Because of modest latency in database synchronization, there's a very
> slight chance--about 1%--that a name you back-order may already have been
> deleted or transferred to someone else receiving this e-mail.)
> Please act quickly. This is offer will be available only through 1:30
> Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. GMT) on December 14. These names are not listed
> sale on any aftermarket sites but NameZero may sell some of these names
> itself at higher prices, so don't delay in placing your pre-emptive
> subscription if you are interested in any of these names. SnapBack
> subscriptions, as always, are available on a first-come, first-served
> Because of the considerable size of this "Million Name List", we've set up
> special page where you can download and scan it for names you'd like to
> reserve. To download, click on www.snaplistings.com
> Though SnapNames' success rate is normally very high, we can never fully
> guarantee that we will be able to capture a newly available name.
> because additional benefits will be included and names from the list are
> guaranteed to be captured, processing and pricing for names secured from
> this inventory will be different from our usual SnapBack subscriptions:
> Normal SnapBack
> · Success rate for securing deleting names: 70%+
> · Registration period included: 1 year
> · Price: $49
> · Registrar: Choice of registrar
> Million Name List
> · Success rate for securing deleting names: 99%
> · Registration period included: Between 17 and 22 months, typically
> · Price: $49, plus $25 processing fee
> · Registrar: NameZero / VeriSign Registrar*
> · In addition, all purchased names will be hosted by NameZero and include
> their popular standard service features like e-mail forwarding, unlimited
> e-mail addresses and domain forwarding.
> * At present, these names are hosted and serviced by NameZero and will
> remain hosted and serviced there after the name is registered to you.
> Here's a detailed description of how the process works:
> 1) Download the Million Name List from www.snaplistings.com to scan the
> Million Name List for names you would like to own. From that site, link
> www.snapnames.com to place a SnapBack order on any name in the list. (We
> recommend downloading a fresh list each day, as names will be disappearing
> 2) Each day we will process all SnapBack orders against this list. If
> you're the first to back-order a given name, you will receive an e-mail
> notification within 24 hours requiring your authorization of the $25
> processing/transfer fee. Your prompt acknowledgement of the charge before
> 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. GMT) on December 14 will lock in a 99%
> guaranteed capture of that name and the additional months of registration.
> (If you already hold a SnapBack subscription on any names on this list,
> next communication you receive regarding those names will be the
> authorization request.)
> If you place a normal SnapBack subscription, but do NOT respond to the
> notification e-mail before 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. GMT) on
> December 14, a name capture will not be fully guaranteed, but your
> subscription will remain in effect. The name will most likely be returned
> to availability in the following week(s), and your SnapBack subscription
> will attempt to capture the name on a best-efforts basis, as usual. In
> other words, the final confirmation step and processing/transfer fee
> virtually guarantees the name will be transferred to you; otherwise there
> the usual risk that someone else will beat you to the name.
> 3) Once your names are secured, NameZero will provide final confirmation
> your registration.
> 4) Due to the overwhelming volume of orders we are anticipating in
> processing of the transfer may take up to a few weeks, depending on the
> on which you place your order.
> If you have any questions, please link to www.snaplistings.com/faq.html,
> contact our customer service department by e-mail at
> <mailto:email@example.com> or by phone at 800-385-4075 (international
> callers: 503-241-8547).
> Thank you for your business.
> Sincerely yours,