Discussion in 'Drop catching Domain Names' started by boxerdog, Oct 26, 2009.
i had a name booked that should have dropped yesterday, is there any reasons why it still hasnt yet?
Generally if a name doesn't drop on it's due date it's because there is an internal nominet process holding it back, so it's generally one of the following:
It's owned by a Ltd company that is in Administration, and as the domain is held to be one of the assets the company itself needs to go through the Administation process before the name is renewed or deleted.
The registrant has requested an extension while they renew the name - ie by posting a cheque etc
There were extenuating circumstances why it wasn't renewed on time - eg the Registrant or Company owner has died, or the registrar has gone out of business and the Registrant cannot transfer out, so Nom has extended the deletion process until it is sorted out
Someone has challenged the Registrant's rights to the name, and the process was not complete before the Registrant allowed the name to expire.
There will be other reasons, but generally they are of the type listed above.
Did the name begin with "N" by any chance?
cheers for the info Ty
It wont drop
yer i know that now
Or another alternative is an arsehole is in the process of buying it for GBP100 and called mummynet to hold it back.
Why would someone acting proactively be an arsehole? Sour grapes there perhaps!
I'm guessing that applies to both of them
Why don't you ask directly to who tells "it will not drop"?
"it dropped and got caught"
Not sure which 'N' - but WHOIS Query thats not a catch!!
no sorry just had a quick look at the name and turned it off...oh well
Ah firestars again, wonder what other names there were alongside that and ncfc. Can't wait to start doing what he's doing.
i need to start doing somthing, had that thing booked for weeeeks, fingers crossed i get the other one i wanted today
Tis for sale, send me an offer and lets talk.
All the best.
what I said is real now.
The problem is here related to Nominet. They must delete the name if there is no legal reason delaying it after due date.
I'm not convinced that there has to be a legal reason. Nominet are, in effect, the law in this regard. They can drop it or hold it as they see fit. Yes, the standard pattern is there for drops, but that is no assurance that it will be adhered to.
Exactly. Ty_ pointed this out recently (post passim). Nominet exercise discretion as they see fit. We all have to live with it. One day Serdinc, you may be thankful for this.
got my other one so im happy now
Nope, I cant.
Separate names with a comma.