Register Expiring Domain Names
This is for all you people who haven't read the small print
when registering a domain name or haven't had the time to
research the topic. Especially important to individuals who:
- Own a domain that soon will expire
- Anyone looking for a good domain name
- Someone who wants to make a living re-selling domains
If you own a domain spend the 2 min it takes to check the
WHOIS information and make sure that your domain is not expiring
and you will not loose it!
Look up: domain whois record, DNS records, network whois
record, service scan, traceroute
IMPORTANT: Domain owners should
know (many don't so they loose their domains) that if your
domain is ON HOLD / in REDEMTION PERIOD you can not transfer
it to another registrar and have to renew it with the registrar
that holds it. Also
most registrars will not allow transfer of a domain within
60 days of renewal date. So this is another good reason for you to
check the WHOIS info for your domains!
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No Available Names
Expiring domains are now the
place to look for the best domain names. We all know
that trying to register a new .com or .net name is a tortuous
and often fruitless process. You start off with grand visions
of registering MyName.com but after spending
a frustrating hour being told all the names you short-listed
are already registered, you either end up registering eMy-Name4U.com or
nothing at all. But there is a better way...
Around 80% to 90% of domain names are inactive:
- Many are or were being held by domain speculators who
thought they would get rich registering hundreds of names
- and most haven't been able to get rid of more than a
few of them.
- Some were being held by site developers for future development.
- Others by big business who often can't even remember
having registered them in the first place.
- Tan there are some people who have lost interest in their
project or have abandoned it for some time. (all the sites
that are "Closed for Remodeling" or "Under
The good news is that for these very reasons, a huge number
of these names, currently averaging more than 20,000 every
day, are being returned to the available name pool. Why so?
Simply because the original registrant
hasn't paid to renew them. When this happens, most names are put on hold for approximately
45 days, after which they are available to be registered
again by anyone.
So based on the absence of good available .coms and .nets,
and the massive number of names expiring, the industry is
booming. But the question is: how do you take advantage of
this situation and register these expiring domains? And how
do you possibly know when names you might like are about
There are hundreds of paid services that offer you the information
about expiring and just deleted domains but as always there
are also the rear FREE service that somebody is offering
:) In this case I will not force you to search for it -
here is the link http://www.deleteddomains.com/
in mind that whilst some of these names might be only useful
to you, most of the decent names will be sought by several
parties. To give yourself the best chance of grabbing the
names you want you need to use a "name-grabbing" service.
The leading player at the moment is SnapNames who
provide an excellent service called SnapBack(TM). You can
put a Snap-Back on any name/s you choose, and when that name
becomes available for registration, SnapNames will attempt
to register it for you. They cannot guarantee a successful
registration, but they have excellent technology, and if
they do happen to fail, you can transfer the Snap-Back to
any other name free of charge.
Back-order domain names even before they expire!
Snapnames pioneered the "backordering" process.
You can back-order names with them at any time. They have a
great record of grabbing back-ordered names. And since there
is only one back-order "slot" per name with Snapnames,
you will NEED to back-order well before the expiry date for
many valuable names.
This is also a great way for the domain owners to buy an "insurance" that
they will not loose their domain even if they forget to re-new it!
Understanding the domain name deletion cycle.
1 ) A domain
name is registered for a fixed period of 1-10 years
2) As the expiry/renewal
date approaches, the owner of the domain name is sent one
or more reminders that they must pay the domain name renewal
3) If the domain name owner
renews the name, then the domain name returns to its status
in Stage 1)
4 ) At the
renewal date, since the domain name has not been paid for
and the registration has run out, the domain name is put
on hold. The domain's nameserver information is deleted or
modified to point to the registrar's homepage or to a page
explaining that the domain name in question has expired.
Another effect of the "hold" being placed upon
a domain name is that the domain name is no longer transferable
to another registrar (for example, one with a lower renewal
5 ) Most
registrars have a "grace period" (sometimes detailed explicitly
on their site or by email, oftentimes applied without comment)
after domain names have expired.
During that grace period, the original owner
of the domain name can pay to renew their domain name (and
hence remove it from "on hold" status and reactivate it).
Some registrars may impose an additional administrative "penalty
fee" to renew domain names during their grace period. If
the domain name owner renews the name during the grace period,
then the name returns to Stage 1)
6) At the end of the grace
period, the existing owner can no longer renew their domain
name and has lost all control over it. What happens next
depends on the registrar...
Some registrars will delete the name immediately
following the end of the grace period. Most will hold it
for a certain additional time-period before releasing it.
And some will change the ownership information on the domain
name so that it becomes registered to the "Unpaid Names Department" or
similar, and continue to hold the name for an extended period
of time before it is finally deleted. .
Once a domain name has reached Stage
6) , it is about to return to the domain market
i.e. it will once more become available for registration.
If the domain name is considered valuable, there may be
many interested parties lining up to try and grab it i.e.
to attempt to secure it as it is deleted.
So what you can learn from this is:
- You have a chance to register thousands of expiring domains
(only few are worth the effort) http://www.deleteddomains.com/
- If you have a good domain and fail to pay for renewal
you will loose it!
- Don't try to transfer to a new registrar a domain
that is soon to expire - IT WILL NOT WORK. Don't believe
anyone who tells you it will or you will learn it the hard
(in most cases 60 days before expiration date you
loose the ability to transfer and have to renew. There
is NO way to transfer expired domains)
- Use back-orders and
domain monitoring tools to secure your domains or register
the domains that are being deleted the moment they get