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Cancelled Domain Instantly, How Long Until It Will Be Free Again?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by santholm, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. santholm

    santholm Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    after finding this board, tasting blood and reading countless threads in this forum yesterday I was ready to get started with my first domain and even found a nice broad keyword to use for many subdomain blogs.

    So I got that domain and hosting from Arvixe just to find many people here seriously warning about that hosting service an hour later. Needless to say I instantly cancelled. Worked out, got a refund, wanted to go to Hostwinds and get the same domain + hosting there. But even one day later the domain I registered and cancelled on Arvixe isn't available again so I wanted to ask: Do you know by any chance how long it takes for it to become available again?

    A whois search (I'm by no means an expert on stuff like this) said registered on febr 12 2014 until febr 12 2015, but I cancelled!? Did Arvixe keep the domain and should I move on to another keyword/domain or do I have to wait a certain amount of time?

    Thx in advance!
     
  2. Illini

    Illini Junior Member

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    What you should have done was gotten a refund on the hosting and just transferred the domain name to your new host.
     
  3. santholm

    santholm Newbie

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    You're right.
    First domain, first mistake ;)
    The registration took only about ten minutes so I figured the cancellation wouldn't take much longer...
     
  4. kvchosting

    kvchosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Sponsor

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    Unless the ol d hosts delets domain name it wont be available
    You can ask them to delete it
     
  5. youtalkmedia

    youtalkmedia Senior Member

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    lesson one.

    Buy domains from services like name cheap

    buy hosting fr somewhere else.