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my domain expired and i cant renew it :(

     

kerten

10:16 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi friends.. sorry for my english, it is my first message...

i bought a domain on 18 march 2004, on 18 march 2005 it expired and i forgot to make my payment... on 19 march morning my site closed and now opening a search page on my site.. i cant login to my account on iregistrations.. i read news about fraud.. iregistrations closed and i cant transfer my domain because it expired.. it is registrar locked now.. and what can i do i need help .. :((((

[edited by: engine at 9:04 am (utc) on April 5, 2005]

1:41 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Once the domain expired you cannot do nothing;
Any command such as the redirection have to be set Before...

9:15 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'd suggest looking into the "redemption grace period". Here's an older document:

[icann.org...]

I don't know if registrars are required to offer this, but if they are perhaps you could complain to ICANN.

12:31 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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you should have a grace period if it was due for renewal on 18th march
it can not have passed to another registrar in less than 2 weeks...

unless htere is some fraudulent act on the part of the new registrar.

Yes complain to Icann

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Yes, I renew my expired domains from NetSol all the time as long as it hasn't been too long. I think 2 weeks sounds about right.
11:36 pm on Mar 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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One of my clients had a registration for their domain and neither she nor I received a renewal notice from the registrar (which I found out is a "reseller" of registrations, not the actual registrar).

The 30 days went by. The only way we knew something was wrong was when the domain disappeared. It took a day to figure out what happened.

Now, since it is 30 days past the renewal date, they say we have to pay $150.00 to have the domain name "restored" - in addition to the domain registration fee.

Does anyone suspect this is against any ICANN regulations? Is it?

12:55 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The redemption period (generally 2-weeks) is something that is NOT REQUIRED of registrars to participate in. Generally, most registrars will give you a good notice or two several weeks before your domain expires. Once it expires, youve lost all rights to it.
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While it may be true that the registrars offer notification of pending registration dates and it is not mandatory for them to notify domain owners of expiration coming up or offer the 30 day grace period, it is a pretty sorry lot that holds your domain hostage dangling a $150.00 re-registration fee over your head before it goes back into the "wild" to register again.

We were told it would be 60 more days before the domain was released into the wild to register again. So, it's either pay their $150 fee now or be down for 3 months.

Pretty sorry lot.

1:49 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We were told it would be 60 more days before the domain was released into the wild to register again. So, it's either pay their $150 fee now or be down for 3 months.

Of course if your site has a fair amount of links and traffic, it will probably get grabbed by one of the expired domain services and cost a lot more than $150 to recover.

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This is a prime example of why my domains are prepaid a couple of YEARS in advance just to avoid such silly things from happening. Considering the cost per domain is trivial, about the price of lunch, especially when it's your main business and you write it off as an expense I find it hard to believe people don't protect themselves a little.

FYI, I have one domain that people are always asking if they can buy so just to make sure it didn't lapse and get snapped up by someone camping on it I set it to expire in 2010. Now the big question is who expires first, me or the domain....

 

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