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How to buy domain that expires in 2 months?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Galaxian, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    Hey!

    I found a domain that is expiring in 2 months and I would really like to own it. The domain is 1 year old and is currently not linking to any server. How would I go about making sure that I am the future owner of this domain in case the current owner doesn't extend it?
     
  2. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can use a Domain backorder service like


    • DomainMonster
    • Go Daddy
    • Hexonet
      Free backorder; only pay $69 upon successful registration
    • NameJet
      Free backorder; only pay $69 ($59 if first to backorder) upon successful registration
    • Pheenix
    • Pool
      Free backorder; only pay $60 upon successful registration
    • SnapNames
      Free backorder; only pay $69 upon successful registration

    The backorder process is fairly straightforward, but it can take some time to deliver the domain to you. While it is possible for a webmaster to skip the backorder process and try to catch the domain when it drops, it is hard to get a successful backorder in that fashion
     
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    zaincoolboy Newbie

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  5. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    You could try contacting the registrant as well. Even with whois guard on it I believe they will forward the email. I've gotten complaint one's before that were forwarded to me on sites I have whois guard enabled.
     
  7. flipitup

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    Backorder, you will have bigger chance with both SnapNames and NameJet.
     
  8. Galaxian

    Galaxian Junior Member

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    Do you get the money back instantly if you fail to obtain the domain?
     
  9. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    you either wait or back order it.
     
  10. termi

    termi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I don't now all services but in some of them you pay after you get your domain so you don't need to worry if you get your money back
     
  11. MichelinaBraatz

    MichelinaBraatz Registered Member

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    You have two options, contacting the owner and have a deal, or backorder the domain name with many drop-catchers..
     
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    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    only through backorder, but very rare chances owner will let the domain name expire !!
     
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    Which drop catch service would you use for a .org.uk domain?
     
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    You can either contact the current domain registrar of the domain or you can contact the owner of the domain. If these is whois privacy then you will need to be in touch with the current domain registrar.

    Backordering is one option for you.