1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Domain expire Jan 15, why not available?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by eye4details, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. eye4details

    eye4details Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    12
    Occupation:
    Too many current projects to list.
    Location:
    Texas
    Hello,

    I'm trying to get a domain name that's similar to the one I own. I've had the .net version for years and would like to finally buy the dot com.

    They've never had a website to it, someone just purchased the domain in hopes of selling it one day.

    It says it's been owned since Jan 15 2001 and expired Jan 15 2012.

    Why isn't it available?
     
  2. SeLecTeD

    SeLecTeD Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    37
    The domain was bought by an company like GoDaddy and they sell it at higher price.
     
  3. meatro

    meatro BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    997
    Either way, after domains expire, most companies will still hold onto it to give the owner one last chance to get it. Usually it's a 45 day grace period and once they enter that, the owner must pay a penalty to get it back before it gets dropped and snatched up by resellers.
     
  4. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    2,815
    Occupation:
    24 year business owner - old school dude
    Location:
    KFC - BW3
    Here is the truth of how domains drop and not Internet theories:

    After a domain expires:

    40 Day Grace Period for Owner to pay up
    30 Day Redemption Period where Owner can pay a premium to keep domain
    5 Day Locked - Deletion Period where Registrar sends ICANN deletion request. ICANN will delete the domain after the 5th day. Domains after dropped by ICANN can be registered by anyone - first come first serve.

    So the soonest a domain is available for public purchase is on the 76th day after the domain expires. If dot com or net it will "drop" between 1300 and 1400 hrs CST on 76th day. If the domain you're after expired 01/15/2012 then look for it in the drop on 03/31/2012 1300 - 1400.

    HTH
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. JFoulds

    JFoulds Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    480
    Occupation:
    Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist
    It depends entirely on your registrar.
     
  6. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,355
    Likes Received:
    2,815
    Occupation:
    24 year business owner - old school dude
    Location:
    KFC - BW3
    What registrars vary from the 75 day schedule? I'm a reseller for 4 large ones and all the ones I work with use this schedule. I would like to know what registrars are different.

    Thanks
     
  7. Mountaineer

    Mountaineer Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Messages:
    912
    Likes Received:
    149
    Why don't you backorder the domain using Snapnames or pool if its that much important? You won't have to worry about checking the availability every day.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,867
    Likes Received:
    1,335
    No, most registrars adhere to this schedule. The ones that don't are ones you probably shouldn't deal with anyway.
     
  9. bluehat23

    bluehat23 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    13
    if its godaddy they auction it and you can get it sooner that 75 days, otherwise it freshdrop or whatever.

    not like im implying you should ever buy anything from godaddy