I've never really been huge into picking up expired domain names, at least not this way. But I came across a domain in the redemption period at Tucows that is perfect for a project I have been working on. Obviously, my goal is to get this domain in the cheapest way possible - I can probably afford to spend up to $100 The whois shows: Registrar: TUCOWS DOMAINS INC. Status: REDEMPTIONPERIOD REDEMPTIONPERIOD I've done some research online and gotten conflicting advice. I guess I have a few questions: 1. Can this domain still be auctioned by Tucows? Is it possible that it is being auctioned now? Or is it surely going to enter the PENDINGDELETE phase and be dropped (if not picked up by the original register)? 2. What is the best place to backorder a Tucows domain? Will a simple Godaddy backorder do? Does anyone have success picking up a Tucows domain with a backorder? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to weigh whether or not it's worth it to just try and wait it out until the domain drops. I'm really not sure if it is good enough to attract any interest from other people, Estibot is valuing it less than $30 - but that doesn't mean much.