I NEED This Domain - Help Me Get It Please

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I need to buy an expiring domain. I originally intended to buy it but someone ordered it before me last year and now looks like they are going to let it expire.

What's the best way to get it and what's the process? I know you have to wait like 80 days or so after expiration, right? The registrar is GoDaddy.

Yesterday when checking the whois I had a sudden thought that I shouldn't be checking anything or showing interest or else GD may see fit to up the price because it may appear someone wants it upon expiration. Does that thought have any truth at all?

Thanks for any advice.
Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author newbim
    Hi,

    I don't think it's likely that they could do that, because there are many different places to find out who owns the web site.

    If there's nothing on there at the moment, you could approach the site owner. You never know, they could just be looking to flip it, in which case, it might cost you a little more, but they've still made the profit on it.

    I know I wasn't much help, but I hope you get it in the end.
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    • Profile picture of the author fedor50
      Originally Posted by newbim View Post

      Hi,

      I don't think it's likely that they could do that, because there are many different places to find out who owns the web site.

      If there's nothing on there at the moment, you could approach the site owner. You never know, they could just be looking to flip it, in which case, it might cost you a little more, but they've still made the profit on it.

      I know I wasn't much help, but I hope you get it in the end.
      this.try approaching the site owner and asking if hes willing to sell you the domain
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Yep they bought it and wanted to flip it last year for $400 or so. While I need the domain I decided that I could wait them out and use another approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author yudwill
    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    I need to buy an expiring domain. I originally intended to buy it but someone ordered it before me last year and now looks like they are going to let it expire.

    What's the best way to get it and what's the process? I know you have to wait like 80 days or so after expiration, right? The registrar is GoDaddy.

    Yesterday when checking the whois I had a sudden thought that I shouldn't be checking anything or showing interest or else GD may see fit to up the price because it may appear someone wants it upon expiration. Does that thought have any truth at all?

    Thanks for any advice.
    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author noelj07
    depending on where it was registered, the domain could be up for auction during the expiration process. There are a couple of sites that do a auction like this: Namejet, Godaddy.

    I've used NameJet to purchase quite a few pr5 sites and it's worked out pretty good.

    You can also go to melbourneit and enter the domain name there, then click the "Express your interest" link and fill out the form for when the domain becomes available.
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  • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    I need to buy an expiring domain. I originally intended to buy it but someone ordered it before me last year and now looks like they are going to let it expire.

    What's the best way to get it and what's the process? I know you have to wait like 80 days or so after expiration, right? The registrar is GoDaddy.

    Yesterday when checking the whois I had a sudden thought that I shouldn't be checking anything or showing interest or else GD may see fit to up the price because it may appear someone wants it upon expiration. Does that thought have any truth at all?

    Thanks for any advice.
    Mark
    I had a similar situation with a domain that I let expire and wanted to get it back - It was being parked, and they wanted $1200 for it (forget that!). I just checked back periodically, and eventually the domain went back on the market and I grabbed it for $10
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  • Profile picture of the author writesuccess
    I'd say just get on the phone and call GoDaddy and ask them what to do. They are a huge company and will probably have a system in place for things like this. Once you get the domain name you can change your registrar at any time.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    Mark, if you want PM me the domain and I can see who is behind it and wether its another domainer or a real user for the domain. And no GD wont jack up the price do to whois lookups.....
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  • Profile picture of the author davezan
    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    I need to buy an expiring domain. I originally intended to buy it but someone ordered it before me last year and now looks like they are going to let it expire.

    What's the best way to get it and what's the process? I know you have to wait like 80 days or so after expiration, right? The registrar is GoDaddy.
    What is your process for handling expired domain names? | Go Daddy Help | Go Daddy Support
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  • Profile picture of the author RexMapes
    Mark, you can "Backorder" the domain you want at GD. It will cost you about $21. If the domain owner lets it expire you will get it before someone else has the chance. This will keep it from going to auction as well as long as no one else has a backorder on it. If you don't get it (owner renews it) you can let your backorder stay in effect for later or use it on another domain.

    Go to GD and under the domain tab look for "domain backorders".
    Rex
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Just because it is about to expire doesn't mean the person won't go in and renew it on the last day - or even after that.

      Look above, put in the back order on it, and move on.

      If you are waiting for it in order to actually build a site on it, don't wait.

      Buy something similar or close to what you want and go build your site.

      You can always forward the domain or move the site down the road - but if you are delaying your whole business because you NEED a domain, then you are only sabotaging yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

    I need to buy an expiring domain. I originally intended to buy it but someone ordered it before me last year and now looks like they are going to let it expire.

    What's the best way to get it and what's the process? I know you have to wait like 80 days or so after expiration, right? The registrar is GoDaddy.

    Yesterday when checking the whois I had a sudden thought that I shouldn't be checking anything or showing interest or else GD may see fit to up the price because it may appear someone wants it upon expiration. Does that thought have any truth at all?

    Thanks for any advice.
    Mark
    I recommend you contact the owner, make a who is search and there is the email throught you can contact the owner

    If the owner doesn't reply you, then buy a backorder
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  • Profile picture of the author FiatMoney
    I think there were enough gems dropped in this thread to help you out
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Thank you all for the suggestions. This is the first time I've ever been in this situation so it's really helpful to be able to come and get this advice. In the past I've always either bought the domain because it was available or moved on but this is a bit different.

    Jill, after it was registered by the other company last year I have moved on and it isn't holding everything back but is holding back a tiny part. I appreciate your encouragement because that is exactly what I tell other people who let the lack of the perfect something (domain, theme, script, etc.) hold them back.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author giuseph90
      Well if mark if you really like it that much the problem that you should be worrying right now is on how much will you be willing to haggle on this domain. There are lots of ways for you to contact the website owner and lots of our friends here have already offered to help you on it. So you just have to get the information on how much it was offered for you to counter it correctly and fairly.
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  • Profile picture of the author avjy27
    actually they are using backorder process before expires they order that domain...so if the user unable to renew that domain was sold out to the person who back order the domain.....so i think if you want to backorder the domain before someone does..i suggest you XnYnZ.com this provider can do the domain backordering service check your domain how registered the domain in back order processing..........
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  • Profile picture of the author CEOArob
    So if multiple people backorder the same domain using the same domain registration service (aka, 3 people backorder a domain), who gets it?

    First come, first served?
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    • Profile picture of the author ArielT
      Originally Posted by CEOArob View Post

      So if multiple people backorder the same domain using the same domain registration service (aka, 3 people backorder a domain), who gets it?

      First come, first served?
      If more than one backorder is purchased for a particular domain name, the backorder placed first becomes the opening bid in a public auction, and other backorder holders are notified when the domain name goes to auction. Backorder holders and the general public have the opportunity to place a higher bid.

      I've copied the above info from Godaddy
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  • Profile picture of the author albert4tech
    I think in domain buying process,First come first get served.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Hollyhand
    Hi Mark,

    I have backordered a few domains. In the past GoDaddy’s backorder worked pretty good for me, if the domain was registered with them to start with. I would backorder the expiring domain and they would simply put it in my account after the grace period. I guess there were no other backorders with GD and they did not send it back to the open market for other registrars.

    However, 5 days ago I received an e-mail from GoDaddy’s monitoring service (this service is included with the backorder) that a domain I had on backorder was PENDINGDELETE. This did not happen on my previous backorders.

    It was registered with GoDaddy and I had it backordered with GoDaddy, but for whatever reason it went through the expired grace period, the redemption period, and all the way to PENDINGDELETE.

    It never went to auction and was not assigned to me.

    So this morning I placed a backorder with snapnames.com and namejet.com
    I read on a few sites that they drop on the open market sometime after 2 PM ET.
    SnapNames sent me an e-mail about 3:15 PM, they got it for me.

    Good Luck, JEFF
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Hollyhand
    PS - This domain is just for a hobby site, so I thought about trying to hand/manually register it when it dropped.
    But I missed out on this exact domain a few years back trying to do that.
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