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Trying to buy an expiring domain
Clueless newbie asking for help

 12:32 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Ok, so I've been a webmaster for a long time - with very stable names.

I noticed a name that would be perfect for a future project. The name hasn't been actively used in the past - but it was registered. There might be a slight interest in this name.

Currently the expiration has passed and its in the 40 day "grace period".

If I understand correctly, once those 40 days are up it goes into a "redemption period" of around 5 days.

So if I want to bid for this domain, when should I do it and with whom? (It was registered with Tucows if that makes any difference.)



 1:35 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

You left one question unanswered. Do you want the domain at any cost-- or do you want to wait until you're sure nobody has registered it so it's free for the taking? Where "free" = $9.95 or whatever it is this year.

I'm currently being bombarded with requests for bids on a typo domain name. (I'm assuming it is all computer-generated, so they've no way of knowing that the dieting site ex-ample.com has no point of overlap with the furniture-restoration site ex-maple.com.) Part of me wants to answer all the e-mails and string them along and pretend to be interested just so the dragons will fall all over themselves bidding on a worthless domain ::snrk:: Well, I never claimed to be a nice person.


 2:00 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'd be willing to pay in the very low three digits. (The site will be another info site - non-commercial except a few adsense ads.)


 2:47 am on Jul 30, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just a follow up - the domain was listed at an auction service on its last day. I was able to pick it up for the minimum bid :-)


 8:40 am on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

how interesting and congrats. Did you pick it up at minimum bid or did it go for auction? I'm confused. How much did you end up paying?

I used NameJet and then signed up for SnapNames the next day. The number of bidders increased by 3 immediately although it had been constant for a week. Although no one increased the high bid just yet. (not sure why?)

I think I should have waited until the last day before increasing the minimum bid.

Regardless, I have a feeling I will win the name cause I doubt anyone will pay the amount I am willing to pay. I'm excited and nervous. ugh.... and impatient.


 3:39 pm on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

I know the feeling.

I just paid the minimum bid - no other bidders. It was a name that was important to me, but not really useful to anyone else (except to sell it to me ;-)

(Oh, and the original question was a bit of a misdirect, the domain name I wanted and got was the .com of my well established existing .org domain name.)


 5:09 pm on Oct 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

So if I want to bid for this domain, when should I do it and with whom?

Ever possible backorder service on the planet.

Glad to were able to get the domain!

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