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New to .CO.UK domains - Backordering .CO.UKs with Caught.co.uk

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  1. the_poet

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    I've sent a PM to Chris, but I've just realized he hasn't logged in for a week, so I thought I could ask you a few questions. I'd like to backorder some soon-to-drop .Co.UK names at Caught.co.uk. However, since this is the first time I deal with .CO.UK domains (I'm familiar with other TLDs though):

    1 - What is a TAG and why do I apparently need one to transfer a domain from a registrar to another?

    2 - If a domain is successfully caught by Caught.co.uk, can I immediately transfer it away to another registrar or do I have to wait the usual Icann 60-day period?

    3 - In either case, is it free to transfer the domain out or is the renewal mandatory? For example, if you have a .com domain expiring in 6 months and you want to transfer it out to, let's say, GoDaddy, you have to pay for its renewal right away.

    4 - If I'm no longer interested in a dropping domain name I have booked, can I get my credit back (not the money for the credit), so that I can reuse it on another name?

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    1) Basically every .uk registrar has a TAG, this denotes which registrar has overall control over the domain. You don't need a TAG yourself, once a domain is caught you ask Chris to do a TAG change to whichever registrar you want to move the domain to, you then login to that registrar and transfer it in so that you have control of it.

    2) there is no 60 day wait for .uk domains

    3) As Chris registers domains in your name there is no need for a domain ownership transfer, just the registrar transfer (TAG change) - this is free from Chris's end and is usually free at the new registrar but you should check with whichever registrar you're going to be moving the domains to.

    4) Not sure, you can't do it yourself from the control panel so may have to ask for the booking to be removed.

    Grant
     
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    Well it was never a problem to change catch requirements in the 'pay-after-catch' days, I imagine this is still the same situation with credits!
     
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    Fairly sure you can delete a booking by going to the "backordered domains" section, and clicking the X alongside the name.

    - Rob
     
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    Thank you very much, everyone. LOL one of the names I was after was renewed yesterday, one day before being released. I've heard that this is a common situation with .UK names, weird indeed. Basically, from what I've understood, if your domain expires on a certain date, you can renew it until 3 months later without any additional cost, is that correct?
     
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    In theory they can be renewed at basic cost right up to the second before they drop. Some registrars may charge extra if it's expired even though it doesn't cost them any extra to do it!

    Grant
     
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