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Unable to transfer away a domain expired at namesilo.com

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews started by Primary Names, Jan 10, 2019.

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  1. Primary Names

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    I have hardly ever let a good domain expire and I have never let a domain expire at namesilo earlier so this is new to me. Basically I just want to transfer away the domain. But I could not get an auth code.

    Currently this domain has a status of Expired (grace period). When I click the domain to get the control tools it displays the following message.
    Was it always like this ? Is there a way to get around this ?

    PS - Even the push domain option does not work.
     
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  2. DanSanchez

    DanSanchez Brokerage & Acquisitions Epik.com Staff VIP

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    Nope, NameSilo keeps domains hostage to resell them. Make sure you renew them before the 25th day after expiration if you don't want to lose it.
     
  3. UncleBrand

    UncleBrand Upgraded Member Blue Account VIP

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    this is the case with most registrar,

    you need to contact the support, they can unlock the domain and generate a transfer code
     
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    cyc Established Member

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  5. Primary Names

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    wow, sounds like a great idea. thank you.
    am gonna try it now.
     
  6. polymorph

    polymorph Addicted Blue Account

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    @polymorph Never had to do it. The lowest .com transfer price was at LCN.com and when I begin to transfer, i got a prompt saying - "cannot transfer expired domain". Wow, never saw that before.

    So, it made more sense to renew at namesilo itself.
     
  8. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

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    Yes,, work great.
     
  9. forge

    forge hoop dee do VIP

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    I tried this at another registrar. I was able to export a CSV file but it did not contain any auth codes.
     
  10. topdom

    topdom Established Member

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    I tried it. It failed. Either authcode given by Namesilo was wrong, or Namesilo changed it after requesting it, or Dynadot didn't really try to transfer the domain and invented an excuse, or was too late to start the transfer. Someone did an unethical thing. Now another domainer will get the domain, and keep it for one year. These are among my favorite registrars, but still at least one of them fail to their job correctly.
     
  11. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

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    That has happened to me but it is an error of the format of the document that you use, try to open with WPS Office.
     
  12. topdom

    topdom Established Member

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    I use linux. I download their .csv file, and open the document with a text editor, like kate or kile. I can't imagine how authcodes can't be copy-pasted correctly.
     
  13. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

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    is an error of the format
     
  14. topdom

    topdom Established Member

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    What kind of error? I mean if its abc123 , is it changed to abc-123, something like this ?
     
  15. gipson

    gipson Next Domain Market VIP

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    that happened to me, the reason was that the text editor removed or changed some symbols
     
  16. gtldomainer

    gtldomainer Established Member

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    I also had this issue recently. Upon checking closely, I found, the code changes to something else when pasted on Namesilo text box. So, I first pasted the auth code on address bar and then copied from their to paste on Namesilo text box. It worked instantly! HTH,
     

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