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Damn Domain RedemptionPeriod Nuicense

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wizzkidd, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have been watching a domain name for some time now. I could see that it was due to expire, and finally has! Now it's in "Redeption Period", which according to wikipedia (and other sources) it is a 30 day period of holding time to allow the owner to re-register the domain name (allbeit at a little bit of an extra cost to them), but my understanding is that its pretty much their last chance to get their domain back.

    So, I let the 30 days pass, and its still there, the WHOIS shows that it is still in "Redemption Period"? I dont a bit more googling and read that there is an additional 5 days after the Redemption Period in which the domain needs to be cleared and to go back into the public pool of domains.

    So, I let the 5 days pass, and its still there in "Redemption Period"

    ...I waiting another 5 days... Still "Redemption Period"

    At the time of writing this:

    the domain was created on 23rd December 2008
    the domain has expired on 11th November 2010
    today is the 23rd January 2011

    the domain is STILL in Status: redemptionPeriod

    I work that out to be 10 weeks or (73 days to be precise). Surely the Redemption Period should be over by now?

    This is the whois results:

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    WHOIS Results for XXXXXXXXXX. com
    
    Whois Server Version 2.0
    
    Domain names in the . com and . net domains can now be registered
    with many different competing registrars. Go to http: // www . internic . net
    for detailed information.
    
    Domain Name: XXXXXXXXXX. COM
    Registrar: GODADDY. COM, INC.
    Whois Server: whois. godaddy. com
    Referral URL: http : //registrar. godaddy. com
    Name Server: NS15. DOMAINCONTROL. COM
    Name Server: NS16. DOMAINCONTROL. COM
    Status: redemptionPeriod
    Updated Date: 23-dec-2010
    Creation Date: 11-nov-2008
    Expiration Date: 11-nov-2010
    
    >>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 12:42:19 UTC <<<
    
     
  2. johnfun

    johnfun Junior Member

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    ive noticed this thing long back .. its unpredictable...
     
  3. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    ohhh, the status is now saying: pendingDelete

    According to wikipedia, this phase should last 5 days!

    pfft! we'll see
     
  4. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    yes it indeed lasts for five days.but if many other buyers have their eyes on that domain,OP may lose it to them.better watch out.
     
  5. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    YAY! I got it at last! the .com and the .co.uk :)
     
  6. newnetworks

    newnetworks Junior Member

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    congrats.
    now go make some.