Drop Catching

  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … The domain drop-catching arms race is heating up, with budget player Pheenix this week acquiring 300 more registrar accreditations from ICANN. According to DI records, the company now has almost 500 registrar accreditations in its family. More accreditations means more registry connections with which to attempt to acquire expired domains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • DropCatch spends millions to buy FIVE HUNDRED more registrars

    … evenly between all registrars (with some exceptions I don’t think apply to DropCatch), I believe the addition of 500 new registrars means all the other registrars will be paying less in variable fees. There’s clearly money to be made in expiring names. Tweet Tagged: accreditation, auctions, drop catching, dropcatch.com, ICANN, namebright, premiums, turncommerce …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • One company now owns almost a third of all registrars

    … by a number from 446 to 751. Each has a matching .com domain as its nominal base of operations and an associated LLC shell company. At $4,000 a year for the base accreditation fee, TurnCommerce must be spending close to $2 million a year in ICANN fees alone. Companies in the drop-catching business acquire large numbers of registrars in order to control…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -