This is the fourth in our $50 on Fiverr series, where we try to get our online marketing up to scratch by spending our ENTIRE budget on Fiverr, before we start you might want to read the introduction, part one, part two and part three.
I hate content writing, I always get complaints about my wrong use of the word there or that I’ve used too many commas.
I’m thinking of getting t-shirts made which say ‘Google is my spellcheck’ but when you are building a SaaS tool these days.. Content Marketing is king (apparently).
So let’s see what Fiverr can bring us today
Choosing the Gig
In the end, it came down to the photo and for this adamscott88a (there must have been two adamscott88’s?)
Look at this picture, you can imagine him, writing in his notebook all the articles he wants to write whilst listening to the sound of the spring birds in the trees.. magnificent
Dear Diary, today some bloke from England has paid me $5 to write 500 words on Dropcatching, spring has finally arrived
Let’s check out his packages.
As usual with the rules, we will be going with the lowest option which is more than adequate for our needs.
This one was pretty simple as usual we have to fill in a few options, I tried to make it as easy as possible.
2 days later Adam delivered!
What Does DropCatching Domain Names Mean and How Do You do it?
Dropcatching is a method of getting hold of domains after they have expired. To understand how it works you first need to understand how domains are registered and deleted.
How Domain Names Expire
One a domain name is bought it is registered for 1-10 years, at the end of this time it is expired. At his point the domain is no longer accessible, but the owner still has time to act and keep the domain if they wish. The owner has 45 days to pay a renewal fee. This is the renewal grace period.
If the renewal fee is not paid the status of the domain moves onto the redemption grace period. During this time the owner can still decide to renew their domain, but it will now cost them more money to do so. The redemption grace period lasts 30 days.
If at the end of the thirty days the domain has not been renewed, then it will enter a deletion process. This deletion process takes 5 days, and at this point there is no going back, the domain will be released for resale.
On the last day of the deletion process the domain will be ‘dropped’. This can happen at any point between 11am and 2om (PST) on this day. It is following the drop of these domain names that registrars can swoop in and catch the dropped domains.
Why is Drop catching a ‘Thing’
Drop catching can be a way to scoop up a domain name on the cheap. If you catch it yourself you don’t have to pay much to register it. If you are very lucky you can catch a high value domain for a bargain price. However, drop catching has become very competitive and if a high value or popular domain is coming up then your chances of catching it yourself are slim to zero.
Certain domain names are intrinsically more valuable than others, and some domain names may have value to a specific person. This variability of value has led to a market forming in the trading of domain names, and drop catching is a way for traders to gather up more ‘merchandise’.
How Do You Go About Getting a Dropped Domain Name?
If there is a specific domain name that you are after, you can register you interest with some drop catching services, who will keep an eye out for that domain name becoming available. When it does they will attempt to get it for you. If you were the only one interested they will generally provide it to you for a modest fee. If many people were interested the domain name will often be auctioned off.
If you are just interested in seeing what is out there that you can acquire, then you can request lists of soon to be dropped domains to peruse. Then request or bid for these domain names.
There is no guarantee that you will be able to acquire the domain you are after even if it does drop, it is a bit of a free for all at drop time.
526 words and he even included a Copyscape report… what a good egg!
I’m actually suitably impressed with this post for $5, it has its mistakes and it’s light on the details but to be honest, based on the previous parts of this series, I expected a copy and pasted article or some mangled article that is spun using some software (which it might be but I cannot find the original article just yet).
Nice work Adam, I hope you enjoyed working with me and get back to the park with your notepad.
Later on this week, we will look at traffic generation.