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  1. QFCO

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    Out of curiosity, if a name is in suspended mode and the calculated drop dates are 10/15/09 or 10/22/09 (for example), could they drop either day? Could they drop throughout the days in the week? Ideas?

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    There is only 1 drop date now, the 92 day one.

    They drop between 00:00:00 and 23:59:59 randomly thru the day.
     
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    Skinner,
    Thanks for the feedback. Is there any reason they cancelled the 99th day drop?

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    Your guess is as good as mine.

    I believe it was an attempt at standardisation.
     
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    The 92 and 99 day cancellation reflected the fact that there were 2 slightly different types of renewal mechanism for Nominet domains, one of which required a final 7 day warning letter before deletion (hence plus 7 days).

    I can't remember exactly what the difference was between the two, but as reported above it is now standardised on 92 days, unless the deletion is held up for a variety of reason, in which case it can drop any time up until years later.

    Don't believe me? Check out this beauty - it's been suspended since March 2006 and still hasn't deleted...

    GardenerTravel.co.uk Whois Lookup
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    In which case it was suspended 6 months before the registrant company was dissolved, therefore it may still be subject to a dispute over it as a transfer, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback folks. Makes sense. Curious as to why GardenerTravel.co.uk is a beauty? Are there any requirements from Nominet to register names?

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    I meant beauty in the sense it was a great example of a long suspended .co.uk domain, not that it was a beautiful domain lol.

     
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