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Snagging a good domain name

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Msg#: 3 posted 3:31 am on Jul 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

I made a post in a forum, but I **think** the forum has been deleted. (I searched on my name, and I could not find my post)

At any rate, I am tracking a domain name that contains the following information:

Record last updated on 07-Jul-2000.
Record expires on 27-May-2000.
Record created on 24-May-1996.
Database last updated on 9-Jul-2000 20:34:35 EDT.

Well, I was wondering why the domain name was not available for purchase. I decided to call Network Solutions and they told me that the owner of the domain has a 60 day grace period. So, on July 27, 2000, I'll hopefully be checking the Who-Is database to see if this domain name become available for purchase.

Brett, I know you have experience with this - did you contstantly check the Who-Is database on the 60th day to see if the domain name became available. How many times/day were you checking?

Just thought I would share what I learned.



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Msg#: 3 posted 12:14 am on Oct 9, 2000 (gmt 0)

Sorry, that is a different one. DUH I just remebered that I posted the oldest one I ran acrossed. Not ^ that one. I cant even remember what it was.


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Msg#: 3 posted 10:46 pm on Oct 9, 2000 (gmt 0)

The expiry date has come and gone, but the domain still shows as registered when I try to register it. Still trying several times a day though.

Given that Network Solutions is the current (ex?) owner, does anyone think emailling them would be a good idea? My thinking is that they'd either jack up the price to something I can't afford, or they'd say "Thanks for reminding us! We nearly forgot to re-register it!"


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Msg#: 3 posted 2:10 am on Oct 15, 2000 (gmt 0)

Out of interest,

I am ""watching"" a Domain that expires 14th Oct 2000. We'll see how we go.


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