As you will know, on the 1st July 2019 domain names that have had
the .uk variant of the domain name reserved by Nominet will expire and
the domain names will become available for anyone to register.
Will you be publicly catching domain names?
Yes. We have been asked by a few domain drop catchers if we will be
offering a catching service for this period and after a lot of thought,
we have now decided to offer this service.
Success of catching?
Were not sure how successful we will be when catching domain names
during this period, what we know (or have assumed) is that the domain
names will be released randomly over a 5 day period.
So as this will spread the chances of catching out, we dont know when
the domain names will become available, so this means that we will have
to periodically check the domain name over the 5 day period, and as
there will be a lot of domain names that we will be chasing, it could
be that we get lucky on a few domain names.
How many EPP connections will you have?
We will be running with the maximum allowed EPP connections, 150 / minute.
- Domain names that are requested are processed in date and time
order. First come, first served.
- If a domain name has already been booked by someone else in our
system, the first person to book the domain name will be rewarded the
domain name if successfully caught.
- A positive account balance is required to cover each domain name.
£10 deposits to be added to your Untagged domain account.
- A refundable deposit of £10 per domain name booking is required
on your account before the domain name request will be accepted.
- Approximately every 24 hours, if you have any domain names that
have been registered for you, we will send you a PayPal invoice for
these domain names.
- Payment is expected 24 hours from the invoice time and date.
Why do you charge a Booking Fee?
This is a good question asked before by a few users, here are a few
points for people to consider:
- A domain name registration, once processed has to be paid for by
the registrar. Us being the registrar would have to foot the bill for
all registrations, even if our customer doesnt pay for the domain
names, we still have to pay for them, we dont really need more domain
names, especially domain names requested by our users, we choose our
own domain names we want to register.
- A malicious user could book many domain names, this would slow
our system down chasing domain names that they do not intend to pay
this could potentially give another catching system an advantage as our
system is clogged up catching worthless domains.
- We can not take the full amount up front as this amount maybe
quite large, we dont want to be holding this amount on behalf of our
customers, so a £10 nominal fee is held.
- This amount will be used towards any registrations and is
completely refundable after the catching process or kept on your
Domain name transfers
As per the current system, all domain name registrant changes and transfers are included in the price.
How to make a booking?
A link will become available in your Untagged members account when we are accepting bookings for general users.
Dropcatching or back ordering is a way to acquire a domain name that is already registered by someone else. When the current owner of a domain name does not renew the name's registration it goes into a reclamation period of approximately 3 months, this allows the current owner to stake their claim on a domain name before it is released back to the public for general registration by anyone.
Our service allows you to try and catch these names the split-second they become available to the public, we do this by querying the Nominet whois for the domain name and the second it becomes available, we send the register command to the registry.
If we catch the domain name, the person with the highest bid on the name will be the owner of the new name.
There are no charges for our service, unless we register a domain name you have chosen to place a bid on and we have successfully caught the domain name for you.