Does my (dropping) domain worth the backorder?

I didn’t renew usedrobot.biz and it is dropping today, 28th of August. I bought the domain name in 2006 and this year I felt that it wasn’t worth the renewal fee.

My expired and now dropping domain usedrobot.biz is on Pool.com’s HOTLIST. This is supposed to be a list of the best dropping domains of the day. I guess there is a shortage of quality dropping domains as most of the top registrars are auctioning their best expired domains before they drop. But including usedrobot.biz is a bit of a stretch. The domains usedrobot.org and usedrobot.info are available to register and also usedrobot.biz didn’t get much traffic either. Of course I got zero offers to sell it.

So, does my dropping domain usedrobot.biz worth the $60+ backorder? I say it isn’t worth it. Let’s see if this is caught, by what service and by whom.

Pool’s Hot List from today includes other “hot” domains as well. These 2 caught my eye at first glance:

  • wwwtripadvisor.com (This is a typo of tripadvisor.com that would be very easy to be lost in a UDRP complaint)
  • jewlery.info (This is a typo of the U.S. spelling of the word jewelry. This would only get some typo traffic if the correct spelling jewelry.info was developed but it is actually parked at Sedo.)
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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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