Domain Nabber is the beta version of Name.com’s back order service which includes a searchable database using Verisign and Yahoo data.
Domain Nabber is currently limited to .com and .net domain names which are set to drop from the registry.
All domain backorders are priced at $18.95 per substantially lower than current rates at NameJet.com and SnapNames.com
Domain Nabber gives you up to ten days of daily drop lists (five past and five future) which are analyzed using Verisign’s Data Analyzer as well as Yahoo data.
Data Analyzer determines historic traffic to a domain name over various time periods using a scale from zero (absolute) to a high of ten (10). These are relative numbers and no guarantees can be made about future traffic based on these numbers. Only .com domains which are not in the zone file are able to be analyzed, which is why we are currently limiting this service to names which are PendingDelete.
Yahoo! Data comes in two forms “InLinks” and “PageData”.
InLinks are just as they sound, the number of inbound links to a domain name. PageData is the number of webpages on a domain which Yahoo! is indexing. Yahoo! information is available for com and net domains.
The Search Options you can use to select domains from the database are:
TLD – Pretty straightforward All, com or net. Take your pick.
Display Results – defaults to 50, but you can see up to 250 on a single page.
Drop Date – This defaults to either the current drop list or the next day’s drop list if the drop has already ended for that day. You can select all to view all days or select an individual day to limit results.
Max Length – by default domains up to 63 characters are displayed. Simply enter a number to limit the character length of a domain name.
Min Yahoo! InLinks – enter a number of 1 or greater to limit results.
Min Yahoo! PageData – enter a number of 1 or greater to limit results.
Hyphens or Numbers – Exclude or Include.
Hide or Show Data Analyzer – If you select .net and leave “Data Analyzer” checked no results will display. Uncheck Data Analyzer.
0-6 days through 52 weeks – Select a number 1 thru 10 to set minimum traffic scores for Data Analyzer.
Losing Registrar – defaults to all, use this option to view domain names which are dropping from a particular registrar.
Keyword Search – Powerful way to limit results based on preferred keywords and keyword combinations.
“contains all” allows you to enter up to four keywords and delivers results which contain ALL of those keywords. Example: “home loan mortgage” will show only names which contain all three of those words: homemortgageloan.com
“contains any” will deliver results which contain any one of the keywords. Example “home loan mortgage” will show names which contain any of those words: homepro.com, loanpro.com and mortgagepro.com
“begins with” will show results where your keyword(s) are at the beginning of a domain name. You may use up to four keywords in this search as well.
“ends with” will deliver results where your keyword(s) are at the end of a domain name. You may use up to four keywords in this search as well.
Here are the disclaimers and details:
1. All backorders, or “Nab Orders” are on a first come, first served basis and cannot be canceled once submitted.
Multiple orders for a domain name will not be accepted.
The first customer to complete a transaction for a particular domain is the sole “Nabster” (customer) for that domain name. If Name.com is successful in “Nabbing” the domain name that Nabster will be awarded the domain.
2. Successfully “Nabbed” domain names are placed in accounts by 2:30pm MST each day.
Each Nabster will receive notification of success and/or failure after 2pm MST.
3. Unsuccessful Nab attempts will be credited back to accounts in the form of account credit. Account credit may be used for future nab attempts, renewals or of course, new domain registrations.
4. There are no refunds or grace period deletions on Nabbed domain names.
Seems like an a lot of good information is being made available in this product launch combined with lower pricing.
After checking it out let me know your comments and thoughts.