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How a domain name "finally" expires | Grabbing someone else's expiring domain

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  1. ashish

    ashish New Member

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    People tend to see the expiry dates of domain names and back-order them or think that they'll grab'em as soon as they expire. But it doesn't work this way. On the other hand, there is a two and a half month process between the domain's expiry date and it actually getting available for any-one to register.

    If the owner of a domain doesn't renew it till the expiry date, the domain's status becomes 'expired' but for the next 40 days, the domain is in grace period. As is clear from the name, during the grace period the previous owner can still renew it without a penalty.

    After the grace period is over, the 'redemption period' begins (yes, still not expired!). Now all whois information gets deleted and now the previous owner will have to bear a penalty if they want to renew (around $100).

    After the redemption period, for 5 l-o-n-g days the domain is 'locked' and finally after that duration is that the domain is available for registration to anybody (hoof!). Now if you have back-ordered it, it will be yours.
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    i accept you opinion about this topic and i like it
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    This is a good idea on grabbing expired domain. But is this a first come first serve basis if someone also back order this domain?
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    ashish New Member

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    Yes, that is what back-ordering is meant for.
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    And thanks for sharing this information to us.
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    After 25 days of expiration the Domain will put in redemption period. In Redemption period no one can buy the domain name. After 60 days of the Redemption period domain will again available for purchase anyone can buy it.
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    When a domain name expires, the domain owner has to renew the domain name within 30 days before it gets into the Redemption Grace Period. The redemption period is upto 30 days, before the domain name is released for other people to register, it is kept on hold by the registry. During the 30 days redemption grace period the original registrant can retrieve the domain name from deletion by contacting the registrar by paying additional cost. As the domain name is pushed in the redemption grace period of 30 days, the services associated with the domain name will stop working.

    Within the redemption grace period, if the registrant didn't renew the domain name, it will be pushed in the pending delete phase of 5 days. When it gets into the pending delete phase. no one is allowed to renew the domain. After the 5 days pending delete phase the registry will delete the domain name from the zone files in the global DNS and after that the domain name will be released for other people to register.

    It means, the domain name will be available again for people to register after 65 days, of the expiry date. This is applicable only for .com, .net and .org

    For .co.uk domain names the conditions are different, for .co.uk domain names it takes 90 days for a domain name to be available after expiry date.
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    An expiring domain name cannot be easily obtained just by backordering. Because many other people would have backordered the same domain name. One of the best way to obtain an about to expire domain name is to contact the respective domain holder for a bargain. The domain holder's contact information can be obtained by having a Whois lookup at http://www.whoisxy.com/ . Hope this helps.

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