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Domain Registration Question

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by browndog, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. browndog

    browndog Newbie

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    I'm having some troubles registering a domain I want to purchase. If I type the domain in to godaddy or namecheap it says the domain is registered. When I try to pull up the whois data it's blank and says the domain name may be available to register. If I enter the domain into the URL box nothing comes up. Is this most likely a domain that has been dropped recently? And what's the best way to ensure I get it if this is the case?

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  2. ShabbySquire

    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    Me personally, would go by the registrars. If they say it's taken, then it's gone. You might be able to back order it when it comes to expire though.
     
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  3. Mr_Lowe

    Mr_Lowe Registered Member

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    Hey browndog

    If you PM me the domain I can have a look for you.

    The most likely answer is that the domain has just dropped off and someone has registered it but it has not been fully processed yet.

    PM me the domain name and I will be able to tell you.

    Mr Lowe
     
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  4. browndog

    browndog Newbie

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    I ended up being able to locate the info on who it's registered to. Thanks for the info and offer to help though.
     
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    whland Registered Member

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    I've had that happen as well. It was probably the whois site or server having problems.

    Chad
     
  6. Mr_Lowe

    Mr_Lowe Registered Member

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    Good to see you got it sorted browndog, thank you for the update.

    Have fun :)