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Expired Domain, When Will It Be Available?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by veheme, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    Just saw a good domain name in GoDaddy when I searched for the name and according to the WHOIS, it had expired on March 3, 2012. However, when I try to buy it in GoDaddy, it says that I can only do a backorder? Is this the only option? How long will I wait for it to be available as a new domain? Thanks.
     
  2. anoyhk

    anoyhk Newbie

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    Varies between one and two months.

    You can learn more about domain status codes at hxxp://whois.domaintools.com/domain-help/status-codes.php. However, some registrars (like GoDaddy) may put such expired domain to auction, so maybe even if it's supposed to be expired and re-avail for register, it will be bought by someone else. If you want to know if that's the case, feel free to PM the domain name tome :)
     
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  3. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I think the GoDaddy information in WHOIS is outdated. I used your link and it says that it will expire on 2013 not 2012 (which is what GoDaddy said). Thanks for that!