Dan Rubin 是 ENom.Registration.Drop.Script 这个 Perl 程序的原作者。
此程序的原官网：http://dropscripts.com ，目前已转停放，依然属于 Dan Rubin 。
— You will need the following Perl modules (available at CPAN.org):
CGI, CGI::Carp, Carp, Date::Parse, Date::Format, Time::HiRes, libwww-perl
(which includes LWP, LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Request, etc).
— Move index.cgi to a web readable directory
— Optional: password protect your index.cgi directory
— Edit configuration stuff (directories, etc) near the top of index.cgi
and enom.pl (and watcher.pl if you will use it).
— Make *.dat, log_*, and the enom directory web-writeable
— Make index.cgi and enom.pl readable and executable (and watcher.pl if you
will use it)
— Create a directory call Enom. Create a sub-directory within Enom called Enom.
Place all .pm files in the Enom sub-directory. All remaining files go into your
main Enom directory.
NON EXPIERENCED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Edit the paths in the following files:
Anywhere you see a path in these files with (banban)
you need to replace with your servers path. If you
are not sure of your path please check with your web
Create a folder in your root directory called (enom)
Create a sub-directory in (enom) called (Enom).
Upload all .pm files in ASCII to your sub-directory
(Enom) and set the permissions to (644)
Upload the remaining files to the (enom) folder in
your root directory in ASCII. Change the permissions
to all .pl and .cgi files to (755). You will also
need to change the permissions to all .dat files to
Call the script in your browser by
Thats it. If all works fine, you then need to add
your enom user ID and password to the admin portion of
We advise you to run only (1) instance of the script to
avoid any problems with IP banning form Enom. You can
play around with it, they will issue you a warning first.
If you have any problems with this, feel free to contact me
(Daniel Rubin) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometime problems arise on a shared-hosting server where the backend program
If this becomes a problem for you, you can enable the “watcher” program by
adding “* * * * * /path/to/your/enom/watcher.pl” to your crontab. The exact
syntax of this line is given on the eNom control panel’s front-page under
The watcher program basically does this:
– You set up the the watcher in the crontab to run every minute.
– It checks to see if the current time is within the start/stop period.
– If it is within that time, it checks to see how many processes are running,
how many should be running (determined by the number of backend-script crontab
entries), then starts up as many as needed to get back to how it should be.
One thing to note is that if you “kill all backend processes” from the control
panel, but have the watcher enabled, the watcher will start those back up.
How JustDropped.com profits from domain names by focusing on volume
by Andrew Allemann — August 8, 2013 Expired Domains 9 Comments
Behind a popular expired domain site lies a business model of selling lots of domain names for under $100.
JustDropped.comThere are a handful of people and companies that make a living buying and selling domain names.
There are some, like Frank Schilling, who make money selling a small percentage of their portfolio each year for very high prices.
There are others, like NameMedia, who sell a bigger, but still small, percentage of their portfolio with a typical price of under $2,000.
Then there’s Dan Rubin, founder of JustDropped.com, who sells a big percentage of his domain portfolio, but mostly for under $100.
Rubin’s story began in 2003. He was working full time, but started the expired domain search site JustDropped.com on the side that year.
Back then the options for expiring domain data were rather limited. He had one big competitor who suddenly decided to start charging for its search service. That sent hundreds of users a day over to JustDropped, where they could search for domains at no charge.
Rubin made money from affiliate links to domain name registrars. When a visitor found a domain they liked that had “just dropped”, they’d click on a link to buy it and Rubin would pocket a commission.
It was a good business model, but Rubin saw another opportunity. He realized he had a knack for finding good dropping domains. What if he were to acquire domain names himself and offer them to customers at prices typically found with domain backordering service?
He sent out a newsletter with around 20 domains with buy-it-now prices of $70 or so. The response was phenomenal.
Revenue from domain sales quickly dwarfed how much JustDropped.com made from commissions. Although it’s a bit under-the-rader, JustDropped had perhaps one of the first domain sales newsletters. Its readership has grown to 75,000 and there’s now a companion iPhone app.
Part of the trick to making this low priced domain business model work is only paying $8 when registering expired domains rather than paying a backorder service to do it for much more. Rubin did this with the help of backordering software DNWare. As an affiliate of DNWare, he was the software creator’s top sales channel. He eventually bought the DNWare business.
The second key is knowing which domains to go after. Although many of the best domains are sold through competitive auctions at NameJet and SnapNames, Rubin realized he was particularly good at spotting brandable domains that could be quickly resold.
“A big part of my time is spent analyzing the drops,” Rubin said. “A lot of people just look at the metrics. Those types of domains [with good domain metrics] are highly competitive because everyone’s looking at the same metrics.”
Rubin’s business continued to grow. In 2008, he quit his job of 20 years to focus solely on the domain business.
In 2009, he was approached by Rob Monster about selling JustDropped to Epik. The two struck a deal, but it later fell through.
Rubin hasn’t looked back. He continues to buy domains for about $8 and sell them for 10x that.
Is there really a business selling domains for under $100?
Rubin points out that the ROI on buying a domain for $8 and selling it for $80 is better than buying one for $1,000 and selling it for $2,000.
And, to be fair, he does sell some of his inventory for more. He holds on to domains that don’t sell right away and adds them to domain marketplaces. 75% of them have buy-it-now prices.
Rubin is playing a volume game, and it’s not easy. But by making shrewd purchases and quickly flipping them, his business has been able to thrive along with some of the bigger guys who make headlines every day.