Most of my purchases are through backorders and private acquisitions. There were 3 best places to backorder domain including Pool.com, Snapnames.com and Namejet.com and in my experience Snapnames was the best among them. Normally I placed backorder at all these places for any domain I dearly wanted and most of the time it was caught by Snapnames. When the Hank Alvarez saga happened I stopped using Snapnames and my focus shifted only on Namejet for backordering domain names.
Today there is more competition and few new companies have come up with backordering service. Couple of them which I am aware are IntrustDomains and BackorderZone.com. I have read several negative feedback on forums and blog against them. Just type “intrust domains scam” in Google to see what I actually mean. Although I have never used either backordering site because none of them are enough competitive as Snapnames and Namejet.
In the past Pool.com was good but these days I don’t think it comes in my top backordering sites list. To conclude this post I would suggest you to backorder your favorite domains at two places; Snapnames and Namejet.
What are your views and suggestions about these companies? What are your successful rates with each of them? Bad or good just feel free to comment and let everyone know about them more clearly.