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Is It Too Late Too Get My Domain Back?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by BlackLinks, May 9, 2008.

  1. BlackLinks

    BlackLinks Newbie

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    I forgot to reg a domain that expired on March 13th 2008 and I want it back again. When I go to my registrar it tell me it's not available to register, but the WhoIs is still in my name.

    It says this info in the WhoIs:

    Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
    Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
    Status:HOLD
    Status:AUTORENEWPERIOD
    Status:pENDING DELETE RESTORABLE

    I did not register it at eNom and when I went there and tried to register it they brought me to Afternic and I needed a minimum $200 offer to reg.

    Is it already picked up by the drop catcher service and am I too late. I guess my only chance at picking it up again is paying a drop catcher or at an auction if someone else wants it.
     
  2. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    If you are being asked to shell out $200 to register it, it appears that it has been picked up. I'm not sure though, since I haven't been too involved with domains.
     
  3. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    I hear that many registrars will pick up an appealing expired domain for I think 5 days, test it out for PPC or something profitable, and if nothing good they release it back...

    You could try and check back on your domain in a few days to see if that is indeed what happened to your name
     
  4. BlackLinks

    BlackLinks Newbie

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    There is suppose to be a grace period after your domain expires where you can still reg it, but after that it gets snatched. If a registrar picks it up for 5 days it has to be after the grace period.

    It's been more then 30 days so I would guess it is available to pre-order once it goes back into the public domain so it looks like I am screwed.
     
  5. snowwhite

    snowwhite Power Member

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    why do people always forget to renew their domain(wealth)?

    I mean from experience, I get to receive notifications 90,60,30 and 15 days before it expires
     
  6. BlackLinks

    BlackLinks Newbie

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    For some reason I never got an email about it. I should of just had it auto-renew. The other domains I have expiring soon have not sent out notices either.
     
  7. bestxxxtrials

    bestxxxtrials Newbie

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    The same thing happened to me. Mine was registered with Godaddy and I ended up calling them. They told me it goes into a redemption type period for 90 days and that is why I could no longer see it on my account. I had to pay $80 to get it back. So my recommendation is call the company that you had originally registered it with and see what they say. $80 was a lot of money but if the domain is worth keeping, then it's cheaper than $200.