How to Snatch an Expiring Domain?

jayjaymoney

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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?
 

kmoore

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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.
 

jayjaymoney

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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.

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.
 

ADHD-Dude

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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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$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.
 

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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.

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
 

Nightstalker

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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!!
 
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