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Originally posted by strongvis
why do you think? the names you post get bid higher by the deeper pockets . You arent going to get it so quit announcing names that are droppinng. It helps no one .
this is a public forum.... who made you the domain police?
 

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Originally posted by strongvis
why do you think? the names you post get bid higher by the deeper pockets . You arent going to get it so quit announcing names that are droppinng. It helps no one .
just my opinion...

I don't think there are peoples on this board that they don't know about names like that when they expire, also I think if someone here in the board doesn't know about it are not people that are bid amount like that, I mean I think that people that are bidding that kind of amount I think they know about names like that.

Also I don't think its a good thing to say to another member to shut up on things like that as this board is NOT a SECRET board.

again just my opinion.

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Originally posted by strongvis
why do you think? the names you post get bid higher by the deeper pockets . You arent going to get it so quit announcing names that are droppinng. It helps no one .
I'm not even trying for this name, and you are wrong about it helping no one. This is a friendly board and i may not post everything i know, but it helps from time to time when people share some things.

not to mention its thanksgiving
 

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I can see it from both points of view as I once had the SnapBack for over a year on an excellent domain name and was disappointed to see it mentioned here a few days before the drop. Fortunately no one with deep pockets spotted the name's potential and I was able to get it for a sane amount with another drop service.

At the same time I respect the need for an open forum on domain names, and with this comes the unfortunate risk that someone will post a dropping name that you've been hoping will quietly delete.

It's because the drop game for good generics has recently become a battle of the wallets that I've given up on the drops because I can't compete with those telephone number bids.

It wouldn't surprise me if some drop experts may in fact let their top clients know which great domains are about to drop, to ensure the bids skyrocket. This wouldn't be illegal, but it isn't being fair to the members with average means.

I now contact registrants directly to negotiate a purchase.
 

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Originally posted by fizz


It wouldn't surprise me if some drop experts may in fact let their top clients know which great domains are about to drop, to ensure the bids skyrocket. This wouldn't be illegal, but it isn't being fair to the members with average means.

I now contact registrants directly to negotiate a purchase.
Indeed worth thinking about.If you got a lot of cash,that's a perfect way to make most of your competitors go away.
As for directly contacting registrants i agree as well; in fact that's one of the most promising ways to get hold of good names anyway.Although some owners have very unrealistic expectations, at the same time it's sometimes just unbelievable how many don't have a clue how much more their name is actually worth than what they're asking for.
 

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No one who has $10,000 to spend on a domain name is going to be unaware that a name like reporter.com is dropping. People playing the game at that level didn't acquire that kind of money by being oblivious to what is going on in their business.
 

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Originally posted by beatz
As for directly contacting registrants i agree as well; in fact that's one of the most promising ways to get hold of good names anyway. Although some owners have very unrealistic expectations, at the same time it's sometimes just unbelievable how many don't have a clue how much more their name is actually worth than what they're asking for
Yes indeed, and the rewards of directly contacting a registrant can far outweigh the risks.
 

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Not talking about a domain that is about to drop is a good idea in my opinion. Out of respect to those who already know about it, and are trying for it. But your right, chances are if its a good name, most will know about it. But, many great names do get by without many people knowing about them.

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