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Domain dropping....2012??

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by dcuthbert, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. dcuthbert

    dcuthbert Regular Member

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    Hey,

    I'm interested in snapping up a domain name which is expiring, and the websites which show dropping domains all say it will drop today. However, when I check the Whois sites, they show that the domain doesn't expire for another year. I've never come across this before, has anyone else? It hasn't been re-registered, it shows no updates, and still shows the original reg date of a couple of years ago.

    It's a .org, which according to threads across the web should have already dropped, so I wonder whether this is a glitch, or if it was bought through an auction after expiring rather than dropping.

    Any thoughts? Not giving away the domain name in case it does drop :p
     
  2. Fathom

    Fathom Power Member

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    If you are bidding on domains at places like namejet or snapnames then renewals happen a lot. The auction usually gets cancelled just before the bidding when a domain has been renewed. I have been in a situation where I have paid for a domain but was refunded before the transfer took place as the original owner had renewed it.
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    The 2012 is just the end of life,not the end of domain names :D

    Jeez...I must be really drunk now lol
     
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  4. poweronics

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    It seems quite awkward, never seen that before. It will not be a regeistered one if its showing in dropped list.
     
  5. veggito

    veggito Newbie

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    Happened to me a lot of times! The registrar sometimes retains the domain name and sells it off at an auction. Godaddy does that with many domains. Some domains I was after got renewed by the registrar and didnt end up getting deleted :(
     
  6. wizzyman

    wizzyman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Many times it would show a 2012 expiry date when in fact it's dropping on time.

    .ORG in particular show as "AVAILABLE" few hours before they drop!


    ~Wizzy
     
  7. IMGENI

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    i got few with godaddy backorder
     
  8. IMGENI

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    check where its regged first, if at godaddy then godaddy will backorder, i think enom and netsol works with snapnames and so on
     
  9. glaxxon

    glaxxon Junior Member

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    whats the registrar? many retain the domain to auction it off at times.

    your best bet is to backorder the domain.
     
  10. procam

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    Ok..

    So you have a EMD domain that is expiring soon listed on Nodaddy auctions. It's has ranked on the first page of G for a 12,100 GMS - 6,200 LMS exact match searches and has a PR 2 and is 2 years old.

    Would you buy that expired domain? This is are trade ;)