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Buying Expiring Domain Question?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by wallofiron, May 9, 2011.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    Someone bought the .com version of my wife's name 3 years ago. Since then he has tried every year to sell it to us. We offered him $100 and he keeps asking $5000. Needless to say we havent paid.

    Now the domain is expiring on 5/12/11 and so far we havent heard from him in the last 8 months and he hasnt renewed the domain as of yet.


    What is the best way to go about trying to buy this domain now?

    Put in a backorder now? Wait for the 12th and try to buy the domain at a registrar?

    Is there a secret trick or something. I just didnt want to show this guy we were interested in the domain so he has the chance to renew and we get screwed again.

    Any suggestions here?

    thanks:D
     
  2. avi1368

    avi1368 Registered Member

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    I also would like to know how to buy expiring domains, anybody?
     
  3. crashed

    crashed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is a grace period after the 12th depending on who the register is. He may also have it set up to automatically renew.

    Find out who it is with, and try and register it from the 12th.