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    There is a particular domain that expiring in 9 days. I have it back ordered at Godaddy, are there any other measures I can take to ensure I don't lose it should it not be renewed?

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    I've not heard many good things about GoDaddy's ability to catch expired domains before someone else does - there are many players in that sector. Try also, for example...

    http://www.snapnames.com
    http://www.pool.com/
    http://www.namewinner.com/
    http://www.dropwizard.com/

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    Dak142,

    I think the best way to ensure your success with grabbing the domain is to go directly to the Registrar that is currently holding the domain.

    For instance, if it is currently registered through NetworkSolutions, I would go to NetworkSolutions and use their backordering program (snapnames, I believe).

    That is most likely your best chance of getting it. Then again, maybe no one is watching it but you, and these services may be unneccessary.

    Good luck!

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    Maybe it's heretical to suggest this, but you could contact the owner and ask to pay him to transfer it to you.
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    I'd have to second pool.com Problem is that if a few people want the name and pool.com gets it, they throw it into an auction. You also didn't mention whether it has already expired and is getting deleted or is going into redemption period. If it's going to redemption, you'll have to wait longer.

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    It is expiring 5/25/04, they have not updated the site in months. That is why I believe they are just going to let it go. How long is the redemption peroid?

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    >I think the best way to ensure your success
    >with grabbing the domain is to go directly to
    >the Registrar that is currently holding the
    >domain.

    I think you'd find that it that was the case there would be a HUGE uproar in domain land.

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    As Jason PG said "Then again, maybe no one is watching it but you, and these services may be unneccessary."

    I had my eye on a domain . . it had expired but was still live on the Internet. I used one of the backorder services, who then notified the owner that someone had backordered the domain name. The owner promptly renewed the site . . never did bother to update it, only to put up a notice that the domain name was for sale, for more than I was willing to pay!

    Funny how people don't want something until they think someone else may want it, then they suddenly have a renewed interest.

    Just something to think about before spending the money on one of the backorder services.

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    Redemption periods vary. Normally they are about 40 days. I've licked my chops many times before hoping to get an expired domain. Never got one as they were snapped up or went up for auction and went beyond what I was willing to pay. As someone suggested, if it does expire, perhaps make an offer.

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    The problem with picking up expiring domains is that it's such an agressive area that you'll inevitably find yourself up against people with far better resources for picking them up when they drop.

    I used to play the expired domain game, but it just got depressing being outcompeted regularly, even after investing in specialised domain scanning tools.

    If the domain is in a small enough niche you might well get it, but anything interesting is likely to be picked up by the big boys.
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    I only use GoDaddy and have picked up about 8 expired domains via their backorder system, which is about half of those I tried for. I think that is excellent, given the number of people trying to get some of these domains.
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    I've been through this. There was a service I used to get an expiring domain (cowdance.com) I forgot its exact name, anyway I suppose they did a good job since I now own the domain. But here's what you may not know.

    After a domain expires, the previous registrar has several weeks (how many days I'm not sure) to reregister. So you sweat it out. Then, there is another several weeks for only the previous registrar to reregister at a higher cost. So you sweat that out. Then there is about a week or so until you can actually buy it after that. There is a whole lot of waiting. Just don't think, it'll expire on the 25th and you can get it on the 26th. Doesn't work that way. Expect to wait about 2 months after the domain expires for you to get your hands on it.

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