[nSLUG] Back order a domain with a Canadian registrar?

Joe Dunn me at joedunn.com
Thu Jan 25 14:13:31 AST 2007

Or file a ICAAN UDRP to attempt to get the domain through legal channels.



On 1/25/07, Robert McKay <robert at mckay.com> wrote:
> On 1/25/07, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 12:02:08PM -0500, Joe Dunn wrote:
> > > If you want the best http://www.webnames.ca/ they are the CDN
> registrar for
> > > ALL Canada. Every registrar buys their names from them. (Yanks and
> local)
> >
> > It's not clear that he wants "the best". It looks to me that he's more
> > interested in sniping a domain name and making it as difficult as
> > possible for the previous owner to challenge it.
> The domain will not ever actually be 'deleted'. There are a hundreds
> of companies who buy up registrars slots in the verisign domain
> deletion pool and grab all useful (and many completely useless)
> domains. There will not be one but several of these entities all
> fighting for it (you would be a client of just one of them).
> The other possibility is that the domain will be rescued by the
> existing registrar and kept for themselves, possibly to be sold on to
> a speculator later. I've seen this happen many times.. instead of
> being deleted the domain stays with the existing registrar and the
> details suddenly change to the registrar's "private registration"
> contact details.
> I wouldn't bother paying money to have someone 'snipe' your domain
> because chances are they won't get it and you'll only be out their
> fee. In the murky world of domains, if they think it's worth more than
> they charged you and they do succeed in re registering the domain
> they'll probably just keep it (or rather assign it to an affiliated
> business) anyway.
> The cheapest way to obtain the domain would be to get the original
> owner to agree to sell it to you. If the domain has not yet been
> deleted it can probably still be recovered by the original owner by
> paying the existing registry ~$80.00 (and obviously changing the whois
> information so that it's compliant).
> Robert.
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