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How long does it take to buy an expired domain ?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by blackpat, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. blackpat

    blackpat Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have spotted a domain that has expired, its 5 days pendingDelete period is done but it's still not possible to register it.
    Do you know how long does it take after the pendingDelete period ?

    Thanks.
     
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    another two months or so...
     
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    It could also hit auctions after that.
     
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    That's if the registrar deems that the domain is actually worth something. They can put it up for auction, but I think that's a bit unethical, as they don't have any upper-hand, and as per ICANN rules the domain must be put in the public domain pool before it can be re-registered. Keeping a domain up for auction by a registrar, means that the domain has never been in the public pool after expiration, is registered by the registrar itself, and is therefore either unethical to do, or even against ICANN rules.