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Can you help me figure out when I can register this expiring domain?

It's been in redemptionPeriod for over 2 months



4:43 pm on Jul 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hi everyone,

The domain I am looking to register expired May 4th, 2011 and it's still currently in redemptionPeriod.

It's strange because I see other .com's registered through GoDaddy that are already in pendingDelete, but expired even later than this one.

Why would some domains go to pendingDelete sooner than others? Why is this one taking longer?

Any idea when I might be able to register it? Is it possible to get an exact date?

Also if you have tips when it comes to picking up expired GoDaddy domains, that would be great as well. :)

This one is my business' namesake so I really want to make sure to get it.

I would be willing to use backorder services but am just not sure about GoDaddy, as I've heard some funky stories about them. I almost don't want to set off a red flag and let anyone anywhere know I'm interested in it.


1:13 am on Jul 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Sigh, you can thank those registrars for causing all that confusion. But in WHOIS, there
are two important details to take note of: the last updated date, and the status line.

If the status line indeed says Redemption Period or Pending Delete: Restorable, then that
is its current state. The last updated date will tell you when that started.

Assuming the domain name's indeed in Redemption, count 35-36 days from the last date.
That'll approximately tell you when it'll become available, and that's assuming no one else
will grab it.

What company to make a backorder with depends on what is the domain's current state.
Nowadays you do that with the registrar or its partner if the domain's expired, then you
do that with "big" players like SnapNames if it's in redemption period onwards because of
their more numerous resources.

Good luck.



4:37 am on Jul 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

backorder at godaddy.

also, check godaddy auctions to see if it is there.


4:11 pm on Jul 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Thank you David!

It's in Redemption and the last updated date is June 15th, so I think it must be really close now, if it takes 35-36 days from that date.

I'm a little leery to backorder on GoDaddy because I heard people lost domains this way, but I will kick myself if I don't get the domain. I'm kind of hoping it just drops and I can manually register it, but it's definitely taking a chance doing it that way.


6:26 am on Jul 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

It depends on various registrars. For example, hostgator keeps the domain in redemption for 60 days before releasing it on public level.

Check with the registrar.

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