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How long after expiry?
roolz




msg:3855796
 2:42 pm on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Basically I am after a .com address, to compliment my main site (which is a .co.uk)

I have noticed that the domain name expires with its current 'owners' today.... how long before they have to renew does it become available?

Also is it a case of one day it becoming 'free' and thus I can purchase if I get there first?

Cheers,

 

htdawg




msg:3855816
 3:00 pm on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

hi,
ICANN says 45 days but I think that it depends on the registrar, your best bet is to see where they registered it and check their policy on expired domains. most registrars have a grace period which gives the owner the chance to renew it.

[icann.org...]

kaled




msg:3855868
 3:52 pm on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

If the website is live (or was yesterday) then presumably the domain name will be renewed. If the company has gone bust, then maybe it won't be renewed. You certainly can't jump in the moment it expires and snatch it off the previous owner.

Kaled.

Laker




msg:3856030
 6:52 pm on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

@roolz -- You may want to read this
thread [webmasterworld.com] for some additional information.
bwnbwn




msg:3856174
 10:17 pm on Feb 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

better do a backorder ASAP to get in the game if you want to buy it. Waiting on it to come available won't happen.
If you don't backorder it today you won't get it.

roolz




msg:3856266
 12:15 am on Feb 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies

Seems like a pain tbh, cant believe that a company can just 'waste' a domain... still thats life, ill keep an eye on it - its not crucial to me, though id like it im not prepared to cough up more than what a .com would cost me ie 10 or so

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