I'm very surprised that nobody mentioned that NameWinner, the expired domain snapping service of Dotster has closed shop on Wed., October 11, 2006.  They say:

We are pleased to announce that domain names previously available for bidding on NameWinner are now available on SnapNames.com. We have partnered with SnapNames to auction Dotster's expiring domains. This change allows us to focus our efforts on building the best domain monetization system for our customers. We are days away from the launch of the new RevenueDirect domain monetization system.

They are now concentrating on another product that monetizes domains with landing pages — RevenueDirect.  I bet SnapNames is also now using the registrars that NameWinner was using to snap domains — and this is important!

So the only players left in the domain snapping business are SnapNames, Club Drop, and of course the venerable Pool.  I suspect, however, that SnapNames, combined with the forces of the NameWinner registrars, would now give Pool some better competition.  The old NameWinner list can be seen here.

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