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  1. rallport

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    Hi,

    First post here, please be gentle!

    I really want the .com variant of our main company domain name. I noticed yesterday that there is no whois output being displayed for it, just the message 'No match for: domain.com in the registrar database'. From domaintools.com the status for this domain is: On-hold (redemption Period).

    Here are the last whois records:
    Updated Date: 05-oct-2009
    Creation Date: 25-aug-2008
    Expiration Date: 25-aug-2009

    Is my understandiung correct here? The expired on 25/08/09. On 05/10/09 the domain was updated to redemption period. As this is a period of 30 days the domain should be availble for registration on roughly the 05/11/09?

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks
     
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  3. Tricky1 United Kingdom

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    Hi and welcome to the forum..

    Based on the exp date of the 25th Aug, the predicted drop dates will be 02-Dec-2009 or 25-Nov-2009, I used Drop Dates which can be found by clicking here. Or use the dates above just below the Acorn logo. Hope this helps..
     
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  4. rallport

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    Have just noticed we placed apparently placed a backorder on this domain via names.co.uk last year.

    Is it worth using some1 like domainmonster too?

    Thanks
     
  5. Tricky1 United Kingdom

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    There are members here who offer a drop catching service.

    Sure somebody will be along to help you...

    Would also recommend searching the forum for similar posts, where you may find a recommendation.
     
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    Dropdates is for .UK names. com's are different, however I'm not sure of the calculation, but someone on here will....

    Not sure there are any members on here that will dropcatch a .com
     
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  7. rallport

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    Why is this?
     
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    Hello,

    40 days in grace period (Expired status)
    30 days Redemption period
    5 days Deletion period (Locked status)
    The name will drop on the 5th day and the whole process lasts 75days exactly.
     
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    Actually, the date is .com drops isn't fixed.

    The grace period is variable and differs from registrar to registrar depends on their T&Cs - it ranges from 0 to 45 days.

    More about .com deletions is here Life Cycle of a Domain

    As such you can only calculate the deletion date after the domain enters the Redemption period.

    Best thing to do is to book the name at Namejet, Snapnames and Pool (but some registrars are tied to certain drop services). Another thing to note is that if it's a Godaddy or Dynadot name then they hold their own expiring auctions.

    Unfortunately, without more info on the name I can't be more specific than that.

    Good luck.

     
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    Strange, whenever I have caught a .com the grace period has always been 40days. I have only ever hand caught 3 .com domains, so perhaps that is 3 times lucky.
     
  11. Tricky1 United Kingdom

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    Doh ! :( Sorry didn't read through your original question properly, assumed it was a .uk, why can't us men multi-task..
     
  12. Rob_F United Kingdom

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    If it's even a slightly decent name, there's a good chance it won't drop but will go to one of the auction houses like snapnames.com, namejet.com or pool.com. Well worth booking it with these companies, but you might need to fight it out with other bidders.

    People here don't catch .com because it's highly competitive and most of the registrars have agreements in place to send expired names direct to one of the auction houses listed above. So most half-decent names don't actually "drop".

    Some of the registrar/auction house agreements...

    Godaddy.com > tdnam.com
    Netsol.com > snapnames.com
    Register.com > snapnames.com
    Moniker.com > snapnames.com

    + Many More.

    - Rob
     
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    Maybe all three were with the same registrar?

    Here's a link to the guide that ICANN (the .com Central Registry) have on their site ICANN | Life Cycle of a Typical gTLD Domain Name showing the 0-45 variation.

    I've been catching .coms for years - deadly serious business over there...

     
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    It's not Hamleys is it :)
     
  15. rallport

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    Hi,

    The domain in question has now been updated to the pendingDelete status and the whois record shows the last update was on 05/11/2009.

    Does this mean that the domain will be available for registration as of 10/11/09?

    Many Thanks
     
  16. rallport

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    Nope it isn't mate :)
     
  17. Skinner

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    Check with Pool/NameJet/SnapNames to see if its booked, if it is, then you have no chance really.
     
  18. rallport

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    I have backordered the diomain with godaddy, simply.co.uk and domain monster.

    How do I check if the domain is booked on the above sites?

    Also, what does the following mean - AUC (am trying to find exact time the domain drops) E.g.

    07/11/2009 12:00:00 AM, AUC


    Many Thanks
     
  19. grantw United Kingdom

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    You need to book it with the main 3 as above - Pool/NameJet/SnapNames - chances are it will go with one of them and you will then be entered into an auction for it with everyone else that's booked it.

    Grant
     
  20. rallport

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    Many Thanks. I'll do that right now! :)
     
  21. rallport

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    Hi,

    Pool finally secured the domain for me and registered it with a registrar called namescout.com.

    I want to transfer the .com domain to a uk based registrar. The namescout site let me unlock the domain and create a auth code.

    I've just tried to enter the auth code at my new registrar but a message is returned saying the domain is locked.

    After much digging, deep in the namescout faqs I found the following:


    Is this normal?

    Thanks
     
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