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how come a domain I won 2 days ago on GoDaddy acutions expires on July 6, 2013?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by turdface, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    It just became mine yesterday, August 17th, 2012.

    Why do I get less than a year?
     
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  2. NuDarkMan

    NuDarkMan Newbie

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    More than likely... because you didn't read the fineprint.
     
  3. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Alright that was a pretty unhelpful answer. Anyone else?
     
  4. willdini

    willdini Newbie

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    Yeah, when you buy a domain from auction you are taking over the registration so it doesn't "drop", which means it has technically already been registered for a couple more months with the previous owner, giving them a chance to renew if they want. If you look at your bill, you will notice that the price for the domain is prorated, so you are only charged for 10 months for the domain, plus the auction fee
     
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  5. MarkWW

    MarkWW Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    In order for the domain name not to drop, registrars renews it, then puts it on auction,
    If someone bid on it and win it, you get to have it with 1 year of renewal. If no one bids on it, it drops..
     
  6. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    Oh that makes sense.

    I didn't notice it was prorated, though.

    Thanks.