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Domain I want due to expire

Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by bally123, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. bally123 United Kingdom

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    There's a domain im after that is due to expire soon, I can setup backordering with 123-reg but they charge a fair whack considering its .co.uk.

    Could I just wait until the expiry date and hope they dont renew or will they be allowed x number days after the expiry date?
     
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  3. ian

    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    There is a set period of time after the domain expires in which they can renew. Without giving the domain name, type it in here and it will give you an indication of when it will drop (i.e. when you can register it)

    http://www.drop.co.uk/bulk-whois.php

    Advise would be to book the domain with public catchers who charge from £30-£50 for a successful catch, which include domainview, drop.co.uk, domainjunky, domainmonster etc.

    If none of this makes sense to you, drop me a PM with the domain and I'll take a look.

    Note that the more attention you bring to a domain, the more an investor may see value in it. If it is a obvious name, then expect it to be registered within a couple of milliseconds of the drop.
     
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    Murray Well-Known Member

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    What sort of domain is it? is it one that would probably only be of interest to you or does it have obvious value

    Most likely if it has obvious value someone from here will catch it

    You could try and get one of us to catch it for you for a fee, depends how much you want it

    I wouldn't bother booking with 123-reg, waste of time
     
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    wizard Well-Known Member

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    Depends what the name is if it's a nice domain don't expect to register it if and when it drops it can't be worth much to you if you won't pay a catch fee!
     
  6. bally123 United Kingdom

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    thanks for all the quick replies, of little or no value to anyone else. Stupidly I registered the .com many years ago and either forgot to register the .co.uk or it expired and never realised.

    Someone in same profession decided to register it and no longer practicing in this particular field. So I know they wont be renewing it.

    I did contact the owner and explained I would simply purchase it from them and but they at that time they said they had just renewed it and didnt want to lose their money, even though I was going to cover the cost of the domain and renewal fee.
     
  7. ian

    ian Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Up to you whether to take the risk or not then. If it is worth £30 to you, then get it (and the .uk) booked with the public catchers mentioned. If not, then just hope no one registers it on the drop because you'd have 0% chance. Be careful, there is a domainer here that cross-checks .co.uk's against .com's and if any match up, may register to try and sell to you (for significantly more than a public catcher).
     

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