Drop Catching

  • ICANN expects to lose 750 registrars in the next year

    … the ownership of just three companies — Web.com (Namejet and SnapNames), Pheenix, and TurnCommerce (DropCatch.com). These companies lay out millions of dollars on accreditation fees in order to game ICANN rules and get more connections to registries — mainly Verisign’s .com. More connections gives them a greater chance of quickly registering…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Pheenix adds 300 more registrars to drop-catch arsenal

    … as they return to the available pool. It also means that Pheenix’s dropnet (a word I just made up that sounds a bit like “botnet” in a pathetic attempt to coin a term for once in my career) is now a bit bigger than that of Web.com, the registrar pool behind Namejet and SnapNames. It’s still a long way behind TurnCommerce, owner of DropCatch, which…

    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- 19 readers -
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