I just learned a lot about domain backorder, the hard way, thanks to poor service from Godaddy where I had paid for backorder tracking. After I lost any chance to get the desired domain, I finally learned from a Godaddy supervisor that the best advice is to sign up for many/all the backorder services to increase your chance of capture. Godaddy claims to have great success in capturing expiring Godaddy registered domains. I have yet to confirm that but expect to in Feb. 2012. I can tell you that using Godaddy to capture domains controlled by other registrars is unlikely so don't use only Godaddy. In fact, unless it's a Godaddy registered domain, why use Godaddy at all for domain backorder?? Also, other backorder services may not charge upfront for the service. Given the terrible service from Godaddy (with very bad advice from several CSRs), I got a refund of the backorder charge. That doesn't make up for losing the domain but that's all Godaddy could do other than to finally give me good advice about using all the backorder services.