.COM domain interception

Started by hieronymusf01, Aug 23, 2022, 10:56 AM

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I understand that topic has been discussed many times, but I would like to receive up-to-date, at the moment, information on that issue.
The situation is this, I need to intercept the domain name in the .com zone. Through which services can this be done with the maximum probability?
I'm considering a variant with interception through several services. I would like to hear the rating of services according to the probability of interception and which of them are better to use at the same time.


Personally, I have dealt (recently) with GoDaddy and Snap Names. Successful in both cases.
Domains were not very popular - took without auctions at the lowest price. Both are for projects and not for sale.
There are the huge three:

They intercept almost everything.
If the domain name is not popular (few people want to intercept it), then you can order interception from GoDaddy, it's cheaper there - $ 20 (and you can even throw off a little with coupons).

But there are 2 things to keep in mind:
1. If the dropping domain name is registered with GoDaddy, then after the interception, the auction for it will be open, and not only among those who ordered the interception. Those. anyone can intervene and, accordingly, you can end up laying out much more. So this option is highly undesirable.
2. If the domain name is ordered to be intercepted by someone from the "big three" - it is unlikely that GoDaddy will be able to take the domain (although there have been cases).

My bet with GoDaddy turned out to be the only one, they successfully intercepted the domain (.com) and it immediately appeared in my panel (no more than 30 minutes).
Pros: cheap, fast, convenient (you use your own account, you can pay with PayPal)
Cons: inferior to large interceptors, not suitable for intercepting their own domains due to the fact that it falls into an open auction.

I ordered an interception from SnapNames yesterday. Recently I received a letter that the domain name was successfully intercepted and the transfer process has begun. Registered 3 days before the interception to make sure that the card will be accepted and, if anything, to have time to solve the problem. The card was accepted without problems (Alfabank Mastercard - account in dollars). When registering on the card, $1 was blocked. It will be returned a little later.

3 hours before the drop, I ordered an interception, I didn't want it to be displayed until that time that there was a rate on the domain. But even after I made a bet, this information was not displayed in the general list. It is a little confusing that the information is not updated immediately, but after a while. During the drop, SnapNames successfully intercepted the domain, their contacts appeared in whois. But for about 16 hours there was no information about this. The domain name  continued to hang in the available soon status for about 4 hours. Then he disappeared from the list. Recently they sent a letter that the domain was successfully intercepted and I am the only applicant. They took $69 from the card and transferred the domain to my account on moniker (I didn't indicate it anywhere after registration - apparently it was transferred by email). Now the domain is already in my panel and with my whois data.

Pros: big probability of successful interception, did not display that there was a bet when there was a bet (their scheme of work is not clear here), quick transfer to the moniker account.
Cons: slow domain name status update, price is 3 times more than GoDaddy, you need a card that they will accept.