Drop catch leads to new online community

Today Drock and I launched PCForums.com as a little side project. The idea came a few weeks ago after I snagged the domain name via “drop catch.” For those who don’t know, “drop catch” or “drop catching” is the process of registering expired domains the millisecond they become available. In this case, somebody somewhere either intentionally or unintentionally let the registration for PCForums.com lapse. Once that registration expired and the domain “dropped” I used the drop catching company SnapNames to catch it.

However, I wasn’t the only one to backorder the domain with SnapNames and so, as per SnapNames policy, the domain went to private auction. Bids hit $425 before I walked away the winner of the domain. The first thing I did was throw the domain up on Flippa. Bids hit $400, which is pretty much what I bought it for, so I decided to keep the domain and develop it.

In about an hour today Drock installed the forum. I’ll do a little marketing, but for the most part, we’ll be taking the set it and forget it path on this one. Forums take a long time to build. I know this having worked on them in the past. The good thing is, Drock is a PC expert, so assuming he checks in once and a while and answers questions we should have some solid content.

Anyways, I’ll check back in a few weeks with an update – expect to see a bit of PC Forums marketing around here in the meantime.

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