by Daniel22 Banned
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Hey Warriors,

One month ago i cancelled one of my domains and now i decided i need back, But it says domain is taken.
I understood it should be open to public again after a period of time, How long can it take? And is there a chance it wont be released?

I appreciate your answer so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Someone purchased it. You cannot buy it again.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel22
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      Its not a common domain name, Its impossible someone grabbed it that fast..there has to be another reason
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Its not a common domain name, Its impossible someone grabbed it that fast..there has to be another reason
        One month is too soon to expect an expired domain name to be made available again. The process can take twice as long, or more.

        Life Cycle of a Typical gTLD Domain Name


        EDIT: To the OP: When you say "cancelled" did you just let it expire? If so, it's probably still registered to you.

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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    like the old saying goes. "You snooze, you lose"

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  • Profile picture of the author garyogden
    around 14 days can you not choose something similar? what was the name?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
    I'd just see if it's available hyphenated...

    hyphenate-it.com
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Contact the registrar. Some of my domains are through DreamHost. If, after a certain amount of time past the renewal date, you do not renew, if you try to renew it, you will get a message telling you to contact support. At that point they will reinstate the domain for $150.00.
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    • Yes you can get the chance to get again it. Thanks for this suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    If a domain expires there is a 'reclamation' period.

    Doubt if that applies if you CANCEL the domain - that's a deliberate action.

    My advice is simple - leave the domain alone for 2-3 weeks - do not check it - do not search for it - do not try to find out who has it....just ignore it. If the domain was picked up on a temporary registration by third party software (which happens a lot) the temp registration will expire and domain will be available again.

    That's my guess of what has happened. You can easily avoid this problem (if that's what it is) by REGISTERING a domain when you find it available. If you cancel it or look up a domain and then leave the site without registering it....it may be temp registered.

    The goal is to make money by selling a domain that "someone is interested in" for more than the standard domain fee.

    I've explained this many times but found many people cannot resist continuing to "check it"...and that will keep kicking the domain to the third party temporary registration over and over. If you show no interest in the domain it may be available again 2-3 weeks from now.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Doubt if that applies if you CANCEL the domain - that's a deliberate action.
      I'm confused. I was not aware that you could 'cancel' a domain, but rather if you were done with it, you 'parked' it until it expired. No?

      "Domain names that are no longer required can be simply left to lapse at their expiry date. If the domain name must be cancelled for any reason prior to the expiry date, the domain name registrant must submit a written request for the de-registration of the domain.

      Once a domain registration has been cancelled, the domain will be available for registration again after 24 to 72 hours."


      I'm not sure if this is specific to this one registrar, or universal, but I believe it's the latter.

      Source: https://support.netregistry.com
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  • Profile picture of the author beyond web
    If your domain is expired, some grace period will be there to become open for public, but the time depends on providers.
    There is a chance of not releasing the domain open to the public, B coz, anybody can prebook the competitive domain. they will be intimated once the domain is expired
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    I'd buy a similar domain Daniel. The domain does not determine your success. Your practice, and mastering of skills, does. Grab a new domain and just proceed as planned.

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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    All you can do is contact the new owner and ask to buy it back
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You can cancel a domain - odd, I know.


    I removed the 'auto renew' from a couple domains recently and I had the option to let them expire 'on expiration date' or cancel 'immediately'.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by Md Rahidul Islam View Post

      Can I get free .com domain?

      I don't know about "free" but you can usually register a domain at Godaddy for 99 cents. Just Google "godaddy domain sale" and you will find the link.


      That being said, you still need to get hosting for any web site you build on your domain and I would warn you against free hosting. You need to stay away from free hosted accounts and software like Blogger that you don't have control over.


      Going into business is a serious endeavor and trying to do everything "free" is not the best approach. If you can't afford a few dollars to start a business, take a break for a few months, save up some money, and get started on solid footing.


      In the meantime, spend time here at the WF and learn all you can about niches, business models, generating traffic, and conversion (prospects to paid customers).


      The very best to you,


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  • Profile picture of the author jaredpollock
    Have you reached out to the company that you bought it from to begin with? I had a similar thing happen to me and was able to work with their CS department to get it resolved
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  • Profile picture of the author Lousiphonsek
    30+45=75 or maybe 90 i am in same boat mate.
    wait for some more days unless they display for public.
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