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Re: [registrars] Unique opportunity to back-order over 1 millionnewly available domain names



David,

On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, David Wascher wrote:

> 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.

$12, some of the names are aparently not ready to expire and have 17 to 22
months before they will expire.

> So it looks like we can do what we want with our expired names now.

these aren't expired, however NameZero appears to want to some of delete
them.

> 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."

because a SnapBack in this case is just a re-registration to a new entity.

> "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."

basicly SnapNames are just a new channel for NameZero to re-allocate
domains they already own to entites that are interested in the name.

thats my read of it.

-rick


> David
> IARegistry
>
> 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
> these
> > 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,
> with
> > 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
> p.m.
> > Eastern Time (6:30 p.m. GMT) on December 14.  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.  SnapBack
> > subscriptions, as always, are available on a first-come, first-served
> basis.
> >
> > Because of the considerable size of this "Million Name List", we've set up
> a
> > 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.
> However,
> > because additional benefits will be included and names from the list are
> 99%
> > 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
> to
> > 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
> > quickly.)
> >
> > 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,
> the
> > 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
> SnapBack
> > 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
> is
> > the usual risk that someone else will beat you to the name.
> >
> > 3) Once your names are secured, NameZero will provide final confirmation
> of
> > your registration.
> >
> > 4) Due to the overwhelming volume of orders we are anticipating in
> December,
> > processing of the transfer may take up to a few weeks, depending on the
> date
> > 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:support@snapnames.com> or by phone at 800-385-4075 (international
> > callers: 503-241-8547).
> >
> > Thank you for your business.
> >
> > Sincerely yours,
> >
> > SnapNames
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>



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