Service lets customers place backorders for as little as $15.
Expired domain name service DropCatch.com has launched a beta test of a discount club for customers who backorder a lot of domain names.
DropCatch’s standard minimum price is $59 for a backorder. Under the new program, bulk customers can bid anywhere from $15-$58. If more than one bulk customer places an order and DropCatch catches it, the highest initial bid wins out. There are no auctions.
There’s a bit of a catch: bulk bids below $59 are at the end of the line to get the domain name. If any DropCatch customer places a regular $59 backorder, it trumps the discounted bulk order. Also, with the standard pricing, corporate partners (such as HugeDomains, owned by the same people that own DropCatch) don’t compete. With bulk pricing, an order by a corporate partner such as HugeDomains trumps the bulk bid.
More details, including how to join the Discount Club, are available on DropCatch’s blog.