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Trouble is the people that hold it at present are sure to renew given the slightest reminder so I don't want to rock the boat.
Unfortunately, from what I have read, after a domain expires even if NS don't keep it on purpose, they give anything from a few weeks to a few months grace before putting it back on the market.
Very, very frustrating...
Thank you for contacting Network Solutions.
The expiration date that shows in WHOIS is not the date that a domain name becomes available to be registered by another party.
The expiration date appears in the WHOIS database so that the registrant may be able to verify the length of their registration. The registrant still has until the end of the billing cycle before the domain name is deleted, and released to be registered by the public.
We do not release the date a domain name will be deleted from our database to third parties. Please continue to check the availability of the domain name on a day to day basis. As long as it is registered our
system will not allow you to register the name. Once it is deleted, the name is able to be registered on a first come first serve basis.
The is no waiting list for domain name registrations.
All I can say is I hope you all are prepared for a VERY LONG wait!
Network Solutions are acting in a completely corrupt manner in my opinion.
I would think there should a standard release time of expired names. However this does not seem to be the case.
Has anyone tried contacting Network Solutions directly to free up a name at a negotiated price?
Watch the Whois on the expired domain name. When you get this message: "Local whois DB must be out of date", then the domain is about to be released. On the whois, it will show the last update date: "Updated Date: 27-Jan-2001". Six days from that date at 6:30 am (est), the domain will be available for registration.
You can sometimes get the messag eon fully registered and renewed domains too, but it is only important on expired domains.
I have a domain that was registered for me by (what I now know) to be a cowboy. I was unable to transfer it because I am not down as the amdministrative or tech contact, and so waited for it to expire. My registration period has expired but like others I am left to checking it every day in hope that it will become available.
Also, It seems to me that renewing domains prior to their expiration would be easily handled (and is by some registrars).
For example, I use bulkregister to register domains for the company I am at, and you can request reminders or easily renew domain subscriptions.
Just a random thought... Sorry if it's unapplicable to anything... Just seems like an easy issue to solve.