Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at 123 reg as they probably could give you an answer..
Pool & Enom (clubdrop) used to be good but today snapnames is the most powerful. 123 reg is good for .us, other than that it's a waste of time usually..
It costs nothing to backorder with Enom, Pool & Snap. They charge you only if they get the name and in case of multiple claims the auction winner pays.
It also depends on where the names are registered..
For example if the HostGator is with network solutions it will be first sent to snapnames. If no-one bites then the name will be dropped and possibly grabbed later. Snapnames have priority agreements with several registrars...
I would check to see what registrar the domains were registered with first..
Most registrars have deals made with back ordering companies..
Also I would not use godaddy.com unless the HostGator name is registered with them...
You should not try that do self,.
You can try it, but the only what you get is experience..
All domains that are registered with 123 reg go to TDNAM auction regardless of whether you have a backorder or not. So for all intents and purposes, 123 reg backorder is fairly useless..
Just setup an account with pool, snapnames and clubdrop and backorder it on all 3.. Or if it is at GD, get a membership to TDNAM and be ready to bid on it...
If it is with Wild West, will it still go to TDNAM?.
Thanks all for your help!..
Yes, wild west is owned by Godaddy.
As is bluerazor..
Doh! That is exactly what I didn't want to hear! I was hoping that by being a WW reseller, it wouldn't TDNAM..
Well, Thank you to all, going to go up the thread to add rep, thanks again..
[EDIT]: Alright, repped everyone, thanks again, thread 'resolved'..
Well, not totally useless. These non-GoDaddy names were picked up using 123 reg and Blue Razor backorders:.
So the lucky winners paid as little as $12.99 per name, all the way up to a whopping $18.99 per name..
IMHO at least two of those names are worth $x,xxx. And one of them may be closer to $xx,xxx...