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Thursday, March 10, 2005


How to Snatch an Expiring Domain

Mike Davidson saving us much heartache and time.

To paraphrase from his superb blog:

[Mike] recently found himself wanting to register a domain owned by someone else. The domain was set to expire in a week, and Mike figured there was a decent chance the owner wouldn’t be renewing it.

Upon consulting the WhoIs registry, MD saw the guy was a bit of a domain shark and didn’t seem to be around anymore.

So he placed a backorder through GoDaddy and assumed that was all that was needed.

During the weeks that followed, he learned a lot about the domain expiration process.

Two and a half months and a bunch of cash later, Mike's the proud owner of a shiny new domain.

Read the whole of Mike's article for an explanation of the domain expiration process and what's needed to work it to our advantage.

Dept of What Will They Think Up Next?: And for those with struggling with the nomenclature? NameRazor

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