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Discussion in 'Detagged or Suspended UK Domain Names' started by stellar73, Mar 6, 2014.

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    stellar73 Active Member

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    Am interested in a domain which is currently owned by Chris Holland / UK3.com who I know to be a former member on here.

    Whois is showing as 'renewal required' with an expiry date in 2012, ie it has never been suspended.

    I emailed Nominet and have received a reply that "it is in a special status and being looked into" but they implied there was nothing else they could tell me at the mo. UK3 website is not resolving (nor are other sites I know him to own which seems odd)

    Can anyone shed further light on this?

    I guess I should just move on as it's not as if I can even book a catch with anyone?
     
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    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I noticed the other day a domain of his that should of been suspended but was only showing as renewal required.

    Not sure why his domains don't seem to get suspended, but apparently they don't.
     
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    It's something to do with having the domain auto-renew but making sure you don't have the money to cover it. Not sure exactly but certain tags take advantage of it. That doesn't apply to 'special' statuses though.
     
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    Thanks for your help everyone (and the person who PM'ed me).

    Will just keep an eye on it i guess!
     
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    anthony Well-Known Member

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    One of his is renewal required from Mar 12, but he has one which is suspended from Feb 12.
     
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    I caught a 2012 expired domain last week, so does happen, but it requires a prod at Nominet to get it released.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking what happens to the renewal / suspension cycle in this type of situation? Do Nominet finally suspend the name (at which point it follows a normal suspension period before dropping) or do they skip that and release it so its FTR?
     
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    No expert here, far from it, but in the particular case of the domain I caught, it was suspended with an expiry date of 2012. When I asked Nominet, they said they will remove the 'hold' and it would drop, but with no specific timeframe. It dropped 2 days later!
     
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    Thanks Ian that's very helpful!
     
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