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A domain has expired according to WHOIS - how can I buy it?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mutatedllama, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    As the title says - I recently found a great EMD .com that, according to the WHOIS, expires today. Is there a way I can buy this? I checked GoDaddy auctions and couldn't find it but I'm not sure that's the way to do it.

    Thanks and +rep for any suggestions. Cheers.
     
  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not sure about this but I believe sometimes the domain owner has a few days to renew the domain before it is completely gone from their control.

    Not sure though.
     
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  3. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    The owner has 30 days to renew the domain.
     
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    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    And sometimes it takes moer than 30 days..

    Sometimes even up to 4-6 months.. :)
     
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  5. awtprod

    awtprod Junior Member

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    If you absolutely *must* have the domain, than it's highly recommended that you backorder the domain through pool, enom, and snapnames. You'll be paying at least $60 for the domain but that's your best bet of getting it. If it's not that important, than wait 75 days from today, that's when it will officially "drop" and hope that no one else wants the domain. At that point you can use any registrar to register the domain. Hope that helps.
     
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  6. mutatedllama

    mutatedllama Regular Member

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    Thanks a lot guys!
     
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    jason2009 Senior Member

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    I think it will be free after 72 days. Then you can buy it
     
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    gregstereo Elite Member

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    Just my free advice, if it's potentially worth money to you, find a way to get it before it drops into the pool...a *lot* of names are grabbed during the redemption period by domainers and other people. It's a very speculative area. Your chances of being able to register it after it drops back into the pool of freely-available names are real slim unless it just sucks as a name.
     
  9. shizat

    shizat Newbie

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    First have a look where it is registered. That will tell you the place to look.

    If it's Godaddy have a look at their tdnam auctions.

    For other registrars I prefer namejet.
     
  10. poweronics

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    It may take too much time for you to wait and let it drop and be available for purchase.
    May be someone else also try to grab it.