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How long before an expired domain can be purchased again?

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  1. ipostmedia

    ipostmedia New Member

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    Hello guys,

    I have a website that already expired which I bought years ago through Google (blogspot) but now I wanted to purchase it again so that I can install Wordpress. I tried to purchase it but unfortunately it's not available although it's already expired. How long do I have to wait?
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    It depends, if it was a good domain and had some backlinks the likely hood of you getting it back will be slim because they are normally snapped up by domain brokers before the domain drops for re-inclusion into the marketplace. Im not sure on exactly how long it takes but its something silly like 3 - 6 months , however this is a very good guide to how the domain process go's :

    The Domain Name Life Cycle: iGoldrush Domain Guide
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    ipostmedia New Member

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    May I know where's this marketplace? Any specific website for that?
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    What i meant by marketplace is the open market, i.e back open for registration. The godaddy aftermarket how is a place where you can pick up expiring domains
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    Domains quarantine are about month, its depend from registrar.
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    Here all are talking about a general domain life cycle process and have missed out on a crucial information that ipostmedia has posted.

    Here, he says he probably isn't aware that its a sub-domain that s/he had and not a domain. The sub-domain that you'd been using might still be available with Google. You might try and contact them and ask for offering the same sub-domain to you. This might hopefully work.
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    faye valentine New Member

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    In order to know on how long does it take an expired domain become available for re-registration by a new owner you must understand the status of a domain as listed in the "whois" database: WHOIS Search for Domain Registration Information | Network Solutions
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    I think normally it's 30 days.. most of the registrars have the same time frame, beyond that nor possible.. I never had to go that far ever..
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    Normally domain stays in resumption period for 60 days with the registrar and then its released for re-sale.
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    That is a very good question. I never tried that before. Not that I can recall...
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    after 60 days ,I think
  12. DrewryMedia

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    And what is it after 60 days?
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    After 25 days of expiry the Domain will put into Redemption period. In Redemption period no one can buy that domain. After 60 days of Redemption period the domain will again available for sale.Any one can buy it.
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    Yes it totally depends if it is good domain or not.
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    Once the domain is expired, the registrar will contact the domain owner ask him to either renew it within 30 days or leave that domain. If the owner didn't pay within 30 days, it will go in Redemption for 30 days (ie. total 60 days after the expiry date) the domain will be available for other people to register.
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    After 25 days of expiry the domain will put into Redemption period. After 60 days of Redemption period the domain will again available for purchase any one can buy it.
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    Vary from domain name provider to provider, you need to communicate with your provider.
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    Redemption period is the same for every provider.
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    it depends where you bought it
  20. eUKhost

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    Yes, redemption period is same for every provider, but the domain availability defers for .co.uk domains. A .co.uk domain name usually gets available after 90 days of expiry date.

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