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What happens when a domain expires?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by fattachelli, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. fattachelli

    fattachelli Registered Member

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    once a domain name expires is it possible to immediately re-register it via a different registrar? I have a domain expiring soon, but I am also changing hosts and get a free domain with hosting. I am wondering if i can let the domain expire and then reregister it for free via a different website. Is this possible?
     
  2. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    No, you will need to do a transfer, or wait about 45 days for your domain to be deleted after expiration.
     
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  3. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!

    And if you don't do a transfer you run the risk of LOSING your domain if someone else
    beats you to registering it once it became available. (after expiring)

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
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  4. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Why do you have such annoying way of formatting your reply?
     
  5. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    The obvious retort here is to ask why you have to be such an asshole in your replies. His formatting makes his reply stand out, which is especially useful if he's posting something helpful like he did. Perhaps your attitude would explain why he has almost 9 times as much reputation as you with 10,000 more thanks with 135 fewer posts.
     
  6. popzzz

    popzzz Supreme Member

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    Don't touch the REP!

    Why do you make such annoying posts? :yield:

    Enjoy ..... :cool2:



     
  7. dezinerjimmy

    dezinerjimmy Registered Member

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    If the domain is not competitive you can do this but if it is then you need to apply for a transfer or else the domain to be bought before you reclaim it.

    I have one that i was soo eager to see it floated for sale again.
     
  8. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    It's technically possible but very risky. Don't do it if you have *any* interest in keeping the name. A lot of registrars will renew the name then park it and see how it monetizes and/or they will sell it in the aftermarket or sell it on a backorder or to another company. Your odds of getting the name back are pretty weak if you roll the dice on this.
     
  9. kazmandu

    kazmandu Newbie

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    YEY I can PM now!!
     
  10. Mountaineer

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    You wouldn't want someone to register your expired domain.. would you? Just transfer it to new registrar if you want it risk free.
     
  11. delboy2010

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    A domain will go into a state whereby the current owner of the domain will be given the chance to re-register the domain above all others, it can then take up to 90 days for the domain to enter the market for everyone else to buy. From experience you can actually contact the domain registrar (example for .uk domains is nominet) and they will give you an estimated date that it is due to drop but cannot give you exact dates and times as this would obviously give you an unfair advantage. From then if the domain is a domain that is likely to grab attention it is usually a good idea to get a drop catcher to get it for you.

    A good drop catcher for example is Domain Monster, it's free to sign the domain up for a catch then you pay if they catch it.

    Having said this I do recommend you get a private drop catcher as they will be able to query the domain much more than a free sign up service which will have a lot of it's query space taken on a daily basis.

    hope this has helped :)

    Delboy
     
  12. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    At least you're honest about it.