Domain Expiry Date

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by justintime, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. justintime

    justintime UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'm trying to find the renewal date of a certain domain, as I think it will become available once it reaches the renewal date.

    So far every whois site I've been on just says unavailable, with no further details. The domain has a .network extension.

    TIA
     
    Posted: Jul 18, 2019 By: justintime Member since: Apr 12, 2009
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  2. Mike Hayes

    Mike Hayes UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    I just queried fast.network and received an expiry date:

    It could be an issue with the registrar.

    Try using the registry's own web based WHOIS client here:

    https://whois.donuts.co

    However it's worth noting the domain won't become available once it hits the expiry date as there's a grace period and redemption period. There's more on this process for .network domains here:

    https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-lifecycle-2012-02-25-en

    https://donuts.zendesk.com/hc/en-us...-deleted-domains-during-the-redemption-period
     
    Posted: Jul 18, 2019 By: Mike Hayes Member since: Jan 7, 2016
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  3. justintime

    justintime UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Thanks Mike. I was able to find it using Godaddy. I tried my own domain name (co.uk) on the previous searches as well and it just came back as unavailable with no expiry date, so I think some whois are not giving full details (fasthosts and 123-reg were ones that I tried)
     
    Posted: Jul 18, 2019 By: justintime Member since: Apr 12, 2009
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Its possible the current owner will renew it.
     
    Posted: Jul 18, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It's also possible it will be caught by someone else on the drop date although, for a fairly obscure TLD it's less likely? One can improve one's chances by backordering via a drop-catching service. For non uk domains though, I don't know which one would be the best bet.
     
    Posted: Jul 19, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
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  6. HostOX

    HostOX UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    https://who.is/

    As someone said though, it won't and does not become available when it expires - Most give the owner a period and then a high priced buy back period then after those have passed it becomes available.

    Depending on the registrar, 30-60 days after expiry but some even register it themselves to be crafty.

    You can however use a 'back order' service so if it ever does become available it will try to register it instantly for you but they are not cheap.
     
    Posted: Jul 21, 2019 By: HostOX Member since: Aug 26, 2017
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  7. justintime

    justintime UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes there is that danger. It's been parked so hopefully they don't. It's not due for renewal until next year so I'm hoping they no longer want it, although it's not a biggie if they do.
     
    Posted: Jul 21, 2019 By: justintime Member since: Apr 12, 2009
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  8. justintime

    justintime UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Yes, I'm aware it doesn't become immediately available, but now I have the expiry date I can keep watch from that date. I don't think it's a domain that will be instantly leaped on by someone else, so it's just a question of whether the owner decides to keep it or not.
     
    Posted: Jul 21, 2019 By: justintime Member since: Apr 12, 2009
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