If we have enough pre-orders, we buy the domain.
How Preorders Work
Assume, 10 people are interested in a domain. All of them set their maximum prices as follows:
- Client 1 sets $150;
- Client 2 sets $150;
- Client 3 sets $80;
- Client 4 sets $150;
- Client 5 sets $190;
- Client 6 sets $150;
- Client 7 sets $120;
- Client 8 sets $150;
- Client 9 sets $150;
- Client 10 sets $150.
The total is $1440.
Now, say, the domain cost is $1200 (this also includes the fee for our services). Regardless of the total amount, each client will pay the same price. Thus, the link price will be $1200 / 10 = $120.
However, since Client #3 has set $80, the total amount will now be divided among 9 clients. Each of them will have to pay $1200 / 9 = $133.33.
The price set by clients only affects the probability of getting a slot with a link - the final price will always be the same for everyone, as can be seen on the screenshot below.
Thus, some clients have set $110, $70, or $60, however, the final price ($57.25) is the same for everyone. This is the amount each client will have to pay for the link.