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Need advice on registering a .com after it drops soon

Labeled as question in gTLD Discussion, started by brandnow, Jun 24, 2016

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  1. brandnow

    brandnow Selling hotcakes VIP

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    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!
     
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  2. doubleU

    doubleU Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    After the 'Redemption Period' a deleting domain enters a 'Pending Delete' period for 5 days and then becomes available to register.
     
  3. Jman92

    Jman92 keep grinding VIP

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    i believe a domain name becomes available after 75 days. If this true, then it should be available starting Saturday. There was an article I read recently, which explained the whole process. I will post a link if I can find it.
    Edit: Here it is
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2016
  4. golan

    golan GolanMedia.com VIP

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    The exact day of drop is never known beforehand. The drop lists are being formed on 4-5 days ahead. Then you can monitor them. Manually on expire.biz, or searching on expireddomains.net, or even setting yourself an alert at pool.com.
     
  5. usernamex

    usernamex Top Contributor VIP

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  6. frank-germany

    frank-germany domainer since 2001 / musician VIP

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    maybe I can help you
    PM me
     
  7. ISPCircle

    ISPCircle Established Member

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    I would recommend using a Backorder specialist like Snapnames.com to almost guarantee getting this domain for you. Hand registering domain names is tricky business.

    If you still choose to do so, you need to count 35 days (30 days RGP + 5 days Pending Delete) from the Last Updated Date as per Internic Whois output. Use this TimeandDate Tool to precisely calculate this.
     
  8. brandnow

    brandnow Selling hotcakes VIP

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    Just an update to my own question.

    I ended up hang-regging the domain I wanted. :) Which is great because I saved money on the back order and now I got to develop it.

    Basically, I just kept checking the WHOIS on the domain every 8 - 12 hours or so for the last five days until it became available. It works with this domain. Maybe other more valuable domains hand-regging wouldn't work. But it worked this time. :D
     
  9. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    You may use name.com to see the exact dates...
     

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