This month I trialed a public .uk domain backorder service with 10 beta testers, the booking side of the system is all automated, my only actual involvement is with the creation of invoices (which could be made automated!). I had a relatively slow month catching in september so decided to give it ago. I was quite busy developing sites for a client so thought instead of spending a couple of hours a day looking at lists I’d taking bookings from others.
Overall I feel it went quite well, The system caught a fair few names however looking at the “bad” month catching I had in September I made more money selling one of the names I caught that I got from the total revenue that the public back order system used. I’ll probably be going back to catching for myself from the 1st November.
Which means I’ve got a near on fully automated public booking system complete with custom coded drop script sitting around doing nothing, everything has a price!
Hi, This is my blog. I will be documenting my new business venture in domain drop catching; My main aim is to catch a fair few decent generic product/term domain names for long term development. My aim is to get ten sites earning £100 a month over the next year along with selling on some caught names to pay the bills along the way!
I will be posting observations, things I’m trying out and anything related to me or the business here for you to read and leave a comment of suggestion or criticism if you wish. I’ve recently got my nominet membership,tag & DAC and I’ve just signed up for two months trying out a pretty new script so hopefully over the next few weeks I’ll start to catch a few names.
I have been talking about getting into drop catching for a long time now and I’m really excited about the prospect of getting into some decent web development with some good names. Thanks goes to Darren @ Goldfrog Domain Solutions and all the people at Acorn Domains that have helped so far.
Check back regularly for my latest catches, ideas and views on the domain and development world.