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How to Snatch an Expiring Domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by jayjaymoney, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. jayjaymoney

    jayjaymoney Junior Member

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    There's a domain that I want and it's expiring in about a week. How should I "snatch" it should the original registrar not renew it? How long until the domain becomes available for registering again?

    Has anyone had a similar experience liket his?
     
  2. kmoore

    kmoore Newbie

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    If its a valuable domain (with pagerank or traffic or short length) chances are very low to drop-catch it manually. You can try snapnames, namejet or pool.

    If the domain is of no real value for domainers - you can try to register it once it gets deleted from the registry. To own the domain without having it dropped depends on the Domain Registrar. Godaddy or dynadot auction the domain if the owner fails to renew it. Some Domain Registrars will not auction and let the domain drop.
     
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  3. jayjaymoney

    jayjaymoney Junior Member

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    Here are the stats:
    -Domain is registered with godaddy
    -It's a parked domain. No content or anything. 0PR. So I'm guessing it's not really that valuable.
    -Registrar's whois info is public

    What do you recommend I do? should I just wait for Godaddy to auction it off, make it available again? I really want the domain, but I don't want to pay more that what I would've had to.
     
  4. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    Godaddy will take it automatically, and keep it,

    I let a .info expire and now is on sale for $3k, the traffic it got barely made $10 a month
     
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  5. dynamite

    dynamite Registered Member

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    $10 a month? I would have kept it. Blimey that's a 11/1 shot guaranteed. Even if a domain makes $10 per year profit, I would keep it.
     
  6. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    It doesn't sound like anyone will want to auction it so just calculate 76 days from the day it expires and register it. It could be available before the 76th day but that's the standard processing time for most registrars.

    Good luck
     
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  7. donttazemebro

    donttazemebro Newbie

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    60 day wait is ridiculous!
     
  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker Newbie

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    Go daddy is worst in the expired domain case, they keep the expired domain. Symbolic was the first domain to be registered in the world. I hate them, godaddy!!