Retrieve expired domain recently registered by somebody else

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Hey guys,

Is it possible to retrieve an expired domain that was just recently registered by somebody else, who is now squatting and trying to resell it by issuing a trademark of some sort, or going through ICANN?

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    The story does not make sense. If you want accurate answers, you need to provide full information.

    In many cases, the registrant is a third party auto registration which is temporary and will expire ONLY IF you stop looking the domain up day after day. When a domain is searched for it indicates 'interest' and the third party temp-registers it hoping to make a profit. It's business and easily avoided if you register a domain you want WHEN you find it.

    Edited to add further info: If you forget to renew a domai you have a reclamation period (usually 30 days - sometimes longer) - when you can re-register the domain by paying a higher fee to 'restore' the domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    If you hold a valid trademark, you can send a notice to the current owner regarding any rights violation. Not an easy task to get back domain, though. You can sweeten your demand by offering a small compensation.
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