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Buy a detagged URL
Kevin




msg:696741
 12:31 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is the best approach to buying a detagged URL?

I tried to contact the registered owner but with no luck.

 

IanTurner




msg:696742
 2:00 pm on Mar 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you are a nominet member then you can contact them directly and they will let you know the position. Otherwise you will need to wait for the domain to be released which usually happens 2-3 months after the name is detagged.

If you aren't a nominet member sticky me with domain name and I will look into it for you.

Hunter




msg:696743
 4:18 am on Mar 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

Kevin,

There are a few sites that will tell you when a domain is going to be dropped after it has expired. I can send you one thru sticky mail if you want it.

CHC




msg:696744
 10:57 am on Apr 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nominet are not currently releasing any detagged domains whatsoever. They are now taking several weeks to retag domain names after they are in possession of all the required documentation and PGP signed emails from the renewing tag holder.

They do not have the admin staff to spend weeks chasing up usually uncontactable former registrants just so that they can make 5 for re-registering the domain for an eager would-be registrant.

I recover several detagged domains every day on behalf of original registrants as well as new registrants and if you let me know the domain you're after I can tell you the full position.

Brett_Tabke




msg:696745
 11:38 am on Apr 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Never, ever tell anyone a domain name you are having trouble with, except the registrar in question - ever.

korkus2000




msg:696746
 12:14 pm on Apr 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

great advice brett

CHC




msg:696747
 8:04 pm on Apr 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

That is sound advice, only ever deal with a Nominet member and insist on a faxed non disclosure agreement from them if you think your domain is particularly valuable.

Filipe




msg:696748
 6:05 pm on May 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Untagged? Detagged? Does this mean lacking whois info or what?

IanTurner




msg:696749
 6:26 pm on May 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Nominet domains will be marked DETAGGED in the whois information.

CHC




msg:696750
 1:56 pm on May 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Great news for anyone who is after a .co.uk detagged domain name. Nominet have very recently started releasing large tranches of detagged domain names and they are now becoming available on a daily basis.

pleeker




msg:696751
 11:17 pm on Jun 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

This is the first time I've heard the phrase "detagged URL". Can someone explain?

Hunter




msg:696752
 12:08 am on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Pleeker,

It's not a term used for global domain names but it is used for .uk domains:

[nic.uk...]

[edited by: Hunter at 12:22 am (utc) on June 4, 2002]

pleeker




msg:696753
 11:54 pm on Jun 4, 2002 (gmt 0)

Interesting. Thanks Hunter. No wonder I had never heard the term before.

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