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    When can I buy an expired domain?
    This is probably a very basic question.

    I want to buy a domain name that expired on the 4th of July this year. The whois details show that the domain is still taken however - is there a period of grace when the owner can renew it if they want to? Is there a way to "book" the name?

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    3 months typically and even then most wont release it

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    If you're interested in it, don't just wait for it to become available. Backorder it somewhere. The best place to backorder it typically varies depending on where it's currently registered.
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    Back order the domain on snapnames.com or pool.com. I recently back ordered a domain on snapnames.com, several other bidders also back ordered the same domain. Snapnames secured the domain and it went to auction staring at $60, I really wanted this domain and ended up paying $2,000 for it. Depending on the domain and the number of others interested in securing the domain, it could get expensive.

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    I backorder a domain on godaddy. never heard about snapnames.com or pool.com. Are they better than godaddy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJay
    I really wanted this domain and ended up paying $2,000 for it. Depending on the domain and the number of others interested in securing the domain, it could get expensive.

    Ooooaacchhh!

    That is extreme. I hope you were able to get something out of it.

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    Backorder it. There might be a 60 day grace period for the original owner after it expires.

    Some of the places to register are:
    godaddy.com
    register.com
    yahoo small business (sometimes you can get it for $3-4)

    $2k, if you can justify it, you should be able to make it in 2-3 months

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    places to backorder it cheap and also feedback you have from them?

    i mean so far i saw godaddy is the cheapest... but does it really work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsteitz
    Ooooaacchhh!

    That is extreme. I hope you were able to get something out of it.
    It's already paid itself back

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    That's great that it worked out for you! There is one that I would like to buy, but the person that owns it is selling it for $5000...not worth it to me.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    snapnames.con is MUCH better than godaddy for grabbing expiring domains.... I have also used namewinner.com successfully in the past. Use them all for the same domain, if you want to make sure you get in on the action....
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    I never consider using more than one. Great idea. Thanks.
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    anyone know how to check the whois info on a two character domain name? (i.e. www.12.com) ?? I attempted to at whois.net and it said invalid character length...
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    use godaddy

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