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Why can't I directly buy this domain?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kittyball, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:38 AM.

  1. kittyball

    kittyball Newbie

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    Found an expired domain by scraping, whois info shows it's expired on Feb 18th, but why it's still not available for purchase?

    I thought after 35 days of expire date, anyone should be able to buy it?

    or is it 65 days?
     
  2. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If the domain expired, you can buy it immediately. Apparently, you are not checking properly.
     
  3. Sikez

    Sikez Registered Member

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    Just a though. It's possible because of the virus that they are giving people longer grace periods when their domains expire. A lot of companies ,banks etc.. are onboard doing deferred stuff like that.
     
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    Check it properly if the domain is expired you can buy it
     
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    After an domain is expired , it is gone to redemption period and it can stay upto 60-90 days I guess and if the domain owner wants the domain back in this period he can get that but he have to pay high fees. ( For namecheap it's $110 )

    If you want the domain then you use a backorder service
     
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    Stitches and Burns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's a grace period when the registrant is still able to renew it at renewal price. Then another period when he can renew it at a much higher price like $80 or something. It's probably also going into auction. So it might take about 2 months for it to completely drop and can be registered by anyone.
     
  7. kittyball

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    after this post, I have learned there's several stages once the domain expires. I start to feel some of the "r
    but the registar is not those big guys like godaddy or namecheap or namejet, it's a spanish registrar, I emailed them and they said they don't have auctions.

    so what option do I have? Only to wait until it drops?
     
  8. kittyball

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    I found out it's a 42+30 days. but you are right.
     
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    If you want to register as soon as it got available then you can use a backorder service ( GoDaddy charges 24$ for this )
     
  10. kittyball

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    But it will still has a drop record even using back order service ?
     
  11. Motorhead

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    Yes, back order means they will register the domain immediately after it drops. it will record your new registration date.