I don't usually try to catch dropping domains and I don't really want to pay extra for a drop-catching service. I just want to try to register the domain after it becomes available again (which should be soon). It will just be a site for a personal development project and there's probably not too much value in the domain. Anyways, if anybody would know, I thought the good people at NP could help me try to figure out when the domain should become available for me to try to register. Let me give some info.. The name was registered at domain.com The expiration date of the name was April 11, 2016 The name is a .com Any idea when the domain should become become available to register? I thought maybe by now it should already be available. But I checked 5 minutes ago.. and it's still not available yet. It still says on the WHOIS: Status: redemptionPeriod https://icann.org/epp#redemptionPeriod Though I thought that the maximum redemption period is only 45 days? Thanks for any help with understanding it better!