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?
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!"