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.info Domain expired

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by graham23s, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. graham23s

    graham23s BANNED BANNED

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a .info domain that expired yesterday after 1 year, to renew it, it's £11 nearly £12 but to buy a .info i can get them as low as £1, i was just going to goto another site like godaddy nad just buy the same one again (because it had expired) but on the other site it still shows as "taken" i thought once it expired it was back ont he market, is there any way i can but the domain name again rather than renew?

    cheers guys

    Graham
     
  2. orangeblossoms

    orangeblossoms Regular Member

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    My memory's a bit fuzzy on this one, but I recall there's a grace period of up to 45 days (depends on the registrar) when you can still get it back. After the grace period ends, it goes into another period where you can still get it back but it'll cost ya $$$$$ (about 30 days). After that period it goes into another period of a few days when it's pending delete. Then after that, the domain is up for grabs.

    So it'll probably take you a while to buy it at £1. But if you can wait...
     
  3. BlackHatCodeBreaker

    BlackHatCodeBreaker Registered Member

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    Orangeblossoms has it right - same as I recall.

    Only thing is once you pass the grace period, the registrar can decide to hold the name for themself, or sell it.

    I once stalked a domain name that I had a hunch wouldn't get renewed. Went through all phases, then GoDaddy put it on their marketplace for auction. Bought it later on after it was free

    The point is - if the name's valuable, don't wait. If you can stand losing it - I'd give it a shot and wait
     
  4. graham23s

    graham23s BANNED BANNED

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    thanks guys, i just went ahead and renewed at the £11 just me bein a cheap skate hehe

    cheers guys

    Graham