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IF A Domain Is Registered With A Registrar That Offers Drop Auctions Will They Drop Catch The Domain?

 3:01 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

i am very new to this .. never owned a domain name before !

i am really interested in this domain name which is expiring soon (its a .com and says expires May 24th 2010) and i am pretty sure not too many people will be interested in it(its my grandfathers 1st name which is not that common) , i have already placed the back order with godaddy.com and after reading few post here.. it look likes i should places drop catching service with pool.com or namesnap.com type site just in case godaddy doesn't get it for me.. but the whois info shows this

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

which means the name is registered with godaddy correct? and they will get it for me on back-order IF the current owner decides not to renew ..do i still need other services or am i just good with godaddy.com backorder?

please help me out i really want this domain name , its more of a emotional thing then any thing else. Thank you



 3:50 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi ansabakhan. Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

To the best of my knowledge, information and belief - when it comes to "drop catching" by registers that auction their own "drops" - the domains don't actually drop before they're auctioned. They expire and the expiration passes beyond the time that ICANN requires the registrar the offer redemption/renewal services -> at which point the registrar can put the domain up for auction.

I'm not an insider to the actual rules / protocols / requirements / "lawful procedure" so I'm open to anyone with knowledge - as a registrar - further clarifying the actual "ICANN approved procedure" for registrars not releasing, but instead auctioning, their own drops/expirations.

So, short answer: IF no one else is interested AND GD "remembers" to auction the domain then, yes, you should capture the domain.


 4:34 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

thank you webwork for your reply ! ....

so i should not signup for snapname , pool etc? because if GD never drops it then why do i need to get into other service ? am i right?

you wrote :
So, short answer: IF no one else is interested AND GD "remembers" to auction the domain then, yes, you should capture the domain.

i just what two questions about ur suggestion here 1. no one else means what? you mean some one trying some other service other then GD back order 2. GD "remembers" ?


 4:41 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

if i bid on multiple services like snapname and pool will i be bidding against my self for the same domain name?


 4:43 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

It takes about 75 days from the expiry date to the date a domain is released - so don't do anything until the domain actually expires. There no guarantee the domain will actually expire anyway, and even if it does the current registrant can renew it for a certain time after expiry. So don't make too many plans yet.


 4:53 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

ok so if its expiring May 24 2010 it will take another 75 days to be release ! ? so when is a good time to do some thing for it ? after 75 days ?


 5:26 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Making too many plans before the expiry date is just setting yourself up for disappointment. Like most registrars, I suspect GD will send several emails to the current registrant starting 2 weeks before expiry. I believe that GD offers "auto-renewal" for registrants, so perhaps the domain will be renewed automatically and you won't get a chance.

If and when the domain has passed its expiry date without renewal, then the chances of it really "dropping" are much increased (but don't forget the grace period for the original registrant!). So if the expiry date is May 24th, start making plans at the end of the month, and keep your fingers crossed. :)


 5:41 pm on May 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

OK GREAT! .. that's a lot of good information .. i will hope for the best , and prepare my self for the worst !

do all registrar wait till end of the expiry date to renew , is that normal? when does the GD auto renewer works at very end , like right before expire date?

the domain i am intrested in they own it since 2003 , but never put a site up ...


 10:03 am on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

good that you backordered it at the registrar.

watch the registrar's auction service for the domain. if it shows there, buy it there. don't plan on seeing it go UNpurchased during auction. someone else might want it.

if you buy it in the auction process, your backorder can be used for another domain.


 1:04 pm on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

you mean back ordered on godaddy not register right ?


 6:39 pm on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)



 6:55 pm on May 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

but i am still confused about other services... do i need to sign-up for as many as possible services ... like some post here suggest ?

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