FreshDrop is one of my favorite tools when it comes to researching domain names. I spend a fair amount of time using FreshDrop daily to scout names that are coming up for auction on NameJet.
I want to share some news that I received from FreshDrop Founder Tan Tran. The company is now offering a backordering service on Pheenix.com. According to Tran, “Pheenix customers are allowed to backorder .com and .net domain names for a low price of $18.95 per caught domain. Domain backorders currently is on a ‘First come, First Served’ basis with only one customer being able to reserve a backorder per domain.”
FreshDrop customers can find domain names of interest and place a free backorder that is only charged when the domain name is successfully caught. Keep in mind, the domain name needs to be in “pending delete” status in order to place a backorder on it. Although the company uses a variety of registrars to for its drop catching, all domain names that are caught can be managed from the Pheenix.com platform.
Several companies currently offer this service, and another favorite platform of mine, Protrada, offers something similar. Because drop services are basically competing against each other to catch the name before another company catches it, if you really want to buy a domain name via drop catching, it’s wise to backorder it at different places to improve your chances.
Give Pheenix a try when you have a chance, and let us know what you think. I’ll do the same.