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Refund period for domain names

Located in General Domain Discussion started by NameWell, May 14, 2018.

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  1. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Hello, does anyone know any registrar who would offer refunds when canceling a non-premium hand registered .com domain after more than 5 days from registration?
     
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  2. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    For what reason, domain tasting?
     
  3. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Yes. For example, when submitting domain names to platforms like Brandpa.com. If they accept the name, woohoo, you keep it. If they don't, then you cancel the registration and get a refund. I feel that the standard 5 days window is a bit too narrow for that.
     
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  4. xeroox

    xeroox Established Member

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    Dynadot offer the feature but it's the limit is 5 days
     
  5. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Yes, many registrars offer a standard 5 days period for cancelation and refund. I was wondering if there is someone who offers a longer period.
     
  6. creataweb

    creataweb Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    To be honest I wouldn't bother. Registrars will just ban you after you abuse that too much. And the one I have tried it with for a 1 time refund on a name charged me a fee to cancel. Not worth the headache.

    Especially if all you're doing is submitting to Brandpa it's a pointless endeavor imo.
     
  7. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Well, I did this once with name.com and once with GoDaddy.com All went just fine, I got a refund, no extra charges, no warnings. I'm not planning to abuse this function, just use it once in a while and make sure to keep some of the names so I remain their paying client.

    Also, I work in a field of branding so after completing some projects I am left with large lists of unregistered .com domain names available for hand registration. I check requests threads in this forum once in a while, (because I have registered some domain names that I believe are valuable) and sometimes I believe I have a right name, but it just lies there in one of my large lists unregistered so I can't offer it :)

    You don't believe in Brandpa.com, that's fine. I have a portfolio of domain names on another platform similar to Brandpa.com. I averagely sell one domain name a month there so for me it's worth it to expand my portfolio there.
     
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  8. Buy Business Class

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    This information is quite interesting to know...for example i didn't about the refund process...
     
  9. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Well, now you do ;) Just use it wisely.
     
  10. Mitchell Hengesbach

    Mitchell Hengesbach Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    Dynadot offers a 5 day grace period. You will not receive a refund, but rather a credit that can be used toward a future domain purchase. They also charge you a fee to cancel each domain purchase. $3 for .com, $2 for .org and I think only $1 for other TDL's.
     
  11. thekiller

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    PDR resellers offers 4 day grace deletion for $1 charge.

    Almost every registrar offers this but there are limits as all registrars have specific limits to registration ratio of deleted domains. No one provides more than 5 days window.
     
  12. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Okay, then another question. Can you put a domain name on hold without actually registering it first?
     
  13. urlurl

    urlurl Active Member VIP

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    no

    my advice: if you aren't' confident enough finding and registering names without them being accepted at a marketplace than i would take some time, do some research and get to know the industry well enough before you spend your money.
     
  14. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Thank you for the advice ;) It was worth asking, imho.
     
  15. anantj

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    You can submit unregistered names for a dollar at BrandBucket
     
  16. stub

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    Every Registrar's policy is different. GoDaddy seem to be the most generous. But I think every registrar is going to balk at bulk deletions (I would say). So you would need to ask your registrar of choice what their policy is. For example. Dynadot use a quota system for each TLD. So if you fall within their quota you would think you are OK. But for .com domains I tried to get a refund about mid-month, and their quota was already gone. So one tip would be to request refunds early in the month. Difficult to do if you registered the domains more than 5 days before the end of the month :)
     
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  17. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Thanks for sharing your experience and for the tip! Will keep it in mind :)
     
  18. dr manos

    dr manos Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    The 5 days is the timespace registry gives to registrars for grace deletion. It means that for 5 days registrar is not charged for the domain, so can delete it.

    So is impossible to "grace" delete a domain after 5 days , you can delete and not charged back as registrar will pay the registry for it anyway.

    Dynadot has the most efficient system for grace deletions, can delete most of cctlds without quota with $1 deletion fee and gtlds with $1 fee also if they are ok with the quota.
     
  19. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Thank you, this is very useful
     
  20. mmmm27

    mmmm27 Established Member

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    Current rate for grace deletion at Dynadot can be checked here,it is updated in real time
     
  21. NameWell

    NameWell Established Member

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    Well, at GoDaddy and Name.com you can get a refund for your domain within 5 days from registrations without any fees (at Dynadot you have to pay $3 deletion fee) and any "wait lists".
     

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