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Question/Help about an expired domain...

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by thomas2000, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. thomas2000

    thomas2000 Newbie

    May 13, 2009
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    Hi all!

    I just found a youtube video with 20k views with a domain in the description, and when I clicked on it this is what it says:
    "NOTICE: This domain name expired on 01/23/2010 and is pending renewal or deletion"

    Mi question is: after how many days will be deleted and can I buy this domain..?

  2. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

    Oct 5, 2009
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    I'm known to locate certain things from time to ti
    Moose Factory, ON
    The domain expiry timeline is tricky, but it sounds like this name is past redemption status. If you whois and see its status as Pending Delete, it has less than five days to live.

    Usually those parked "This domain blah blah blah" either have a for sale link on them, or they're listed in an aftermarket (search for it on tdnam dot com or freshdrop dot net and see if it's for sale there).
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  3. OldSchooler

    OldSchooler Junior Member

    Jan 16, 2010
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    Domain Name Broker | Stealth IP Acquisition Specia
    Depending on the Register the domain will go into redemption 30 to 45 days after it expires. With a 1/23/2010 expiration date the domain has a ways to go before redemption. Once it goes "redemption" the domain will go "pending delete" in 45 days, again give or take 15 or so. The registrant can pay the Register to pull the domain out of redemption. Register are charged $60, last time I checked, from Verisign to do this for .com/.nets. Usually they'll charge customers double to triple that, so 9 out of 10 domains once a domain hits redemption it continues on to deletion.

    Pool.com, Snapnames.com, and NameJet.com provide drop catching services. No charge unless they catch the domain. If multiple parties place backorders for the same domain then it goes into an auction period.

    My background is in domains/parking. I've brokerage deals with Fortune 100 companies on both sides buy and sale. If you'd like I could take a crack at obtaining the domain prior to drop contacting the current owner on your behalf. If the domain isn't worth pulling out of redemption to the current owner then sometimes offering to pay to pull it out of redemption (and a little more) to take it off their hands works. Be sure to document the current whois owner/admin email since this data 9 out of 10 times is removed once it hits redemption.

    Without knowing the domain its hard to estimate the difficulty or even if its worth doing this. If the domain has substantial value it makes zero sense to approach them as it will only alert them to renew.

    Hope this helps - OldSchooler