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Trying to buy an expiring domain

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12:32 am on Jun 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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!