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owesem75
02-12-2014, 06:31 AM
Hello, I thought of setting up a new website, but the domain name that I wanted is currently being owned by someone or by a webhosting company. It is currently empty by the way, i mean no design yet and not even under construction. I further check the domain registration details and found out that it was being protected since 2002 and the latest registration will expire on May 2014... Is it possible to just grab it on the exact day the domain name expires? Or they have some kind of protection to it that will prevent me to possibly do that (owning it) even though they missed out in re-registering the site? Please any info will be appreciated.

Thank you.

TaraC
02-13-2014, 02:15 AM
When the domain expires in May 2014, the domain will not be immediately available. There is a certain grace period. Also the domain registrar ( especially GoDaddy) may hold the name for an extended period of time especially if the domain name might be valuable. It seems unlikely that the company that owns it since 2002 will let the registration lapse.

Last year around June, I didn't renew a domain name. I immediately regretted it. GoDaddy held the domain name for 6 months. They even contacted me to participate in an auction for the domain. I had given up hope of ever retrieving the domain. Luckily, I was able to buy in last month for $10 when GoDaddy finally released it.

Rainman
02-13-2014, 03:51 AM
I hate godaddy's business practices.

Anyway, owesem75 if you can't get the domain you want why not go for a different extension. . ..org, .biz. . .whatever. These days you don't need a .com domain to be ranked well by the search engines. In fact a .biz domain name extension would be great if you'll be selling stuff on your site. That saves you time waiting so that you can get to promoting your web-site as you wait for the person who has parked the domain to stop paying for the domain name.

mikelouis
02-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Obviously they will want to protect their client especially if the company has been paying for the domain name since 2002. You can simply try and create a new domain depending on your domain. There are many sites that can help you create a domain name, all you have to do is given the query a keyword(s) and it will try to create several domain names available for purchase.

owesem75
02-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Ok guys, thanks for the tips and I appreciate your thoughts. Since there are few months left before the domain (that I like) expires, I will still try my luck to get it. I will be very happy if I could, but I am prepared to use the .biz extension should I fail to grab it. For the meantime, I will be working on the site's design, content, and strategies.

Mojibobo
02-18-2014, 07:34 PM
As the company has been paying for the domain name since 2002 I seriously doubt you will be able to get it as soon as it expires. You could maybe try contacting whoever owns it and offer them a price, if it works like that. I don't really know much about domains so I'm not 100% sure how everything works.

Good luck getting your domain mate.

Taru
02-18-2014, 09:13 PM
I agree with Rainman. Nowadays, having different extensions is a lot more common than it was before when people would always consider any other domain that wasn't .com as bad or irrelevant. In my opinion, now that we're used to the alternative extensions, having one even provides some benefits such as uniqueness, provided that the domain has a nice tone to it. Good luck with your quest, and I hope you do get your primary choice, but it's good that you at least have an alternate one to fall back on.

jubvman
02-20-2014, 06:26 AM
Probably best to just go for another domain. I think there is some kind of protection where you can choose to renew your domain when it expires, before anyone else has a chance to get it. Since they've owned it since 2002 they're probably not willing to give it up now either.

autograph
02-21-2014, 06:33 AM
In my opinion, waiting for the domain to become available is not worth your time. You could have used that waiting period to set up a website and start conducting your business. As others have mentioned, there are many others top level domain available for you to choose. I hope you could get the address you like and I wish you good luck with your business.
Cheers.

owesem75
02-21-2014, 10:25 AM
Hello guys! I really cannot thank you enough for these encouraging words. Actually, I already have made plans in setting up a website prior to the very challenging desire of getting this one domain that I like.. but after 6 months of waiting (and building the concept and strategy for this new website), I am giving up the "waiting" and will proceed to get a domain name with a different twist! :) thanks again.

justSaying
02-22-2014, 12:54 AM
It always pleases me to see people heed advice. It is possible to still keep checking the domain name for availability and if you get it, redirect the domain you have registered to that other one if you so please.

All the best! Be sure to share it here later.

fredkawig
02-22-2014, 05:47 AM
You could diversify you domain name with .org, .net, .cc and other suffixes but having the same website name. Instead of waiting for it to expire and then finding out that the site is still being processed and or the site was redeemed by the previous owner which will cause you headaches, you should diversify the suffixes or just choose another name which may be similar to it.

TonyGallagher
08-09-2014, 02:05 AM
Do you know the exact date of expiring that domain? If yes, then after that you can definitely get that domain name, but if you don't know, you will have to wait for at least 2014 end.

kerk_sorrouns
08-22-2014, 12:23 AM
As for me, it's not a good idea to wait till it expires, as it isn't the fact that you will be the first who buys it.

MargaritaSpencer
09-26-2014, 09:07 AM
At the time of domain name purchase the expiration date should also be allotted and if the expiration date you had forget and didn't renewed it then at that situation your account get sustain and you have to renew it again by going in the setting of the hosting provider that you had used for your web site domain.

arpitajain432
06-22-2016, 05:17 AM
when your domain expired?

nduncan
08-13-2016, 05:15 PM
Hi Owesem75,

From my experience it is quite unlikely that you will get the domain when it expires. Why not get in touch with the owner and ask what they want for the domain. You may be able to pick it up reasonably cheap. Alternatively, as some of the other posters have said, why not just go for a slightly different domain name.

cotden
08-14-2016, 10:56 PM
Good luck getting your domain mate.

kriystirose
02-22-2017, 05:08 AM
If you are looking for domain name than I would like to suggest you that Godaddy because they are providing fast, secure and reliable domain registration platform.

HelenOwenss
10-04-2018, 08:06 AM
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Dilan
10-26-2018, 09:57 AM
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01-31-2019, 06:00 AM
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samadreader
06-18-2019, 10:49 AM
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10-16-2019, 12:55 AM
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12-23-2019, 11:07 AM
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01-01-2020, 05:58 AM
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belljohn11
02-26-2020, 11:56 PM
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Saravanan12
12-21-2020, 01:53 AM
You cannot buy a domain name permanently. Domain name registration is done on a yearly basis. However, you can pre-pay for up to 10 years which guarantees that you will have a domain name for 10 years.

souza13alex
12-21-2020, 05:03 AM
You just need to renew your hosting regularly.

Rahul28
01-21-2021, 05:31 AM
Choose a reliable domain registrar (like Hostinger)
Find a domain availability checker tool.
Run a domain name search.
Pick the best available option.
Finalize your order and complete the domain registration.
Verify the ownership of your new domain.

Lilykevin86
02-19-2021, 11:34 PM
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Rahul28
03-04-2021, 05:57 AM
You may not be the legal owner. Whoever is the legal owner of your domain name, that person has total control over it including - what Web site it points to, what domain name registrar maintains it, changing information about your domain name account, controlling who administers it, and being able to sell it.

master007
03-26-2021, 10:43 AM
Probably best to just go for another domain. I think there is some kind of protection where you can choose to renew your domain when it expires, before anyone else has a chance to get it. Since they've owned it since 2002 they're probably not willing to give it up now either.

lishmaliny
04-16-2021, 05:25 AM
Most domain names can be registered for a period from 1 to 10 years. They can be renewed, if necessary, while they are still active or reactivated after their expiration date. The Domain Registry marks any domain name as expired when the expiration date first begins.

Bigil
04-19-2021, 09:32 AM
if the company has been paying for the domain name since 2002. You can simply try and create a new domain depending on your domain. There are many sites that can help you create a domain name, all you have to do is given the query a keyword(s) and it will try to create several domain names available for purchase.