This is how I backordered the domain name DNSHost.com on Namejet back in 2010 only to win an auction last week!
Back in 2010 I sold the similar domain HostDNS.com on Sedo for 6000 Euro (minus a 10%, 600 Euro, commission). The agreement was reached on January 26 2010 and the deal was completed a week later. The domain is now developed.
So after I sold HostDNS.com I noticed that the much better DNSHost.com expired on the 1st of March 2010. I went and backordered it on Namejet, along with a few other people, and waited for the auction. But that never happened as the domain was renewed.
And the same thing happened in 2011 and 2012 and 2013 so I thought that the domain would never be auctioned… The domain was registered with Network Solutions so every year I would
watch the domain go to “Pending Renewal or Deletion” status and then renewed. I think that domain entered an auction in 2011 and then renewed but I don’t remember for sure.
But then 2014 came and the domain actually entered a Namejet auction. At first I thought that something would happen and the auction will be cancelled. Then I was afraid that the domain would be too expensive for me but I in the end I ended up winning the auction. I immediately transferred out the domain so I would be sure it was mine and was not renewed a couple of months after it was expired. (I have seen stranger things happen)
DNSHost has an original registration date of 1998 and the previous owner “Probiz Technologies, Inc.” owned it at least since 2001 according to DomainTools.com.
I got the domain for $2,598 and I think it is my best purchase so far this year since I think it is 10 times better than HostDNS.com that I sold in 2010. What do you think?