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PLZ Help for registering an expired domain

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by jason2009, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. jason2009

    jason2009 Senior Member

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    I found a very good domain which expired yesterday.So,I want to register this domain.When i try to register it,Godaddy says domain already registered.So,I go to godaddy whoIs.It show me Domain expiration date: 2010-11-15

    So,How can i register this domain.Please help.
     
  2. Strygwyr

    Strygwyr Junior Member

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    There's a certain process exired domains go through.

    First is the expired status phase. This last 40 days and begins on that date you posted. During this phase the owner can re-register it for the regular price.

    After this phase is the redemption period. It lasts 30 days and the owner can choose to re-register for an additional cost.

    After this period is the deletion step. This lasts 5 days. After this it's free game.

    If you REALLY want to ensure you get the domain, you can go to a domain snatching firm. I've used snapnames to get a domain I wanted. I think the price ws $60 and included registration for one year.

    If you don't want to pay the extra amount, then you can just wait until the deletion period is over and hope that nobody else takes the domain.


    Hope this helps :)
     
  3. dCorp

    dCorp Senior Member

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    Absolutely Correct. And if you do not want to invest $60 into it, then go to Godaddy Backorder service (it was about $12 a few time back) and backorder the domain. If it is premium, there are very few chances that you will get the name, but if its a normal name, you will surely get it via Godaddy backorder service.
     
  4. Markbh

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    If it is a premium name, however, it will usually receive multiple buy request. Then it is a bit of a lottery, which company gets it after the drop. If it was the one you chose and there are no more bidders, you get it.

    If there are others, you'll have to go through an auction. Godaddy, Snapnames, Pool and Namejet are the bigger players, if I remember correctly.

    So in order to maximise your chance of getting a domain you like, you register an account with all the big boys and place the order with all of them. This should increase your success chances quite a bit.