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  1. halflife78

    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    does it come available? I am looking at buying a domain that expired the 25th of this month but it's still not available. I called Network Solutions and they said something about a 60 day wait or something?

    Can someone clarify this for me please.

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  2. projectalpha

    projectalpha 二號 Stunna

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    Yes, there is a grace period to allow the owner to renew their domain.
     
  3. !Meow!

    !Meow! New Member

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    Really? I thought you could "backorder" a domain, and it is available the second it expires.
     
  4. Franchise

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    If you backorder the domain are you guaranteed the domain once it expires? And how do you know if there are no other backorders for the domain?
     
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    The second after the grace period.
     
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    You're not guaranteed anything, you'll have a credit with the backorder service if someone gets it before you.
     
  7. Franchise

    Franchise New Member

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    So if I backorder a domain who gets priority, me or the person with the domain (renew)?
     
  8. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    I'm tempted to believe this as well. Some domains get snatched up almost too quickly.
     
  9. halflife78

    halflife78 OT Supporter

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    What is the grace period, does anyone know exactly? I want to grab a domain but I am not sure when it will come avail.
     
  10. michelin man

    michelin man IDB Construction

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    XO bee a honey

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    The registrar has about 35 days to delete the domain to get a refund (they are billed on the day of expiration). After a domain is deleted, there's a 35 day window where the domain can be purchased back from the registry for a hefty fee. If it's not purchased, it falls in to a pending delete status for 5 days, then is released to the public.

    So roughly 45-60 days after the expiration date, depending on when it's deleted.
     
  12. Vatoloco

    Vatoloco In a pinch, though, you could jam it into someone'

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    I'm not sure how NSI does it but a lot of domain companies will leave it locked for about 30-60 days in order to give the previous owner a chance to renew (at a premium price) and then if they still don't renew in that time frame they'll put it into an open auction for another 30 days or so to give other customers a chance to bid on it... and finally, if nobody bids on it, they'll release the domain so you can register it with any registrar.

    So, it could be 30 to 90 days or more.
     
  13. Vtec44

    Vtec44 OG!

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    I recently bought an expired domain. It expired on Nov 6th and I bought it on Nov 27th. You can back order a domain, but it doesn't guarantee it. I got lucky.
     

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