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Technical Process of Drop.com.au

Flyyy

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Hi everyone,

I am wondering how Drop.com.au manages to Snap up domain names?
How does their technical setup work?
I assume they have a domain name reseller account and then make API calls in order to be the first one to register the domain?
 

Drop.com.au

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Hi Flyyy,

Drop.com.au is a Registrar rather than a reseller so we have a direct connection to the registry which is slightly quicker than a reseller account making API calls. The logic is however the same. You are correct that that we make calls to ensure we are the first one to register a domain as the domains are released to the public at the same time for everyone.

Anthony
 

Flyyy

Member
Thanks for your direct answer, Anthony.

Is there ever a time where drop.com.au can't catch domains?
As I understand it there is no other service offering drop catching in Oz, so I expect you have a 100% success rate? :)
 

trellian

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Hi Flyyy,

Here are some interesting stats on expired domains. Source of data: backorder .com .au that lists all names caught from the daily drop lists.

In Sep 2021
1,668 domains in total were caught from the drop lists.
713 domains were caught by Drop
955 domains were caught by hand and other Backorder services
Drop caught 43% of all names from the drops that month.

In August 2021
1,790 domains in total were caught from the drop lists.
825 domains were caught by Drop
965 domains were caught by hand and other Backorder services
Drop caught 46% of all names from the drops that month.


Many registrars offer a back order service and as a result they do secure many names for their clients.
 

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