how do I buy a suspended domain name?

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  1. Matt1959

    Matt1959 UKBF Legend Free Member

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    theres a name I badly want and its reading on whois as suspended. It was supposed to be reregistered on 19 september 2008 so we're at 60 days plus 4 days since then. What can I do to secure this name apart from clicking whois to see if its available every day until it comes free (if it does) then grab it?
     
    Posted: Nov 23, 2008 By: Matt1959 Member since: Sep 8, 2006
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  2. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    It's possible that on the 19th Sept, the registrar renewed the domain or paid by cheque for the renewal.
     
    Posted: Nov 23, 2008 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
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  3. Matt1959

    Matt1959 UKBF Legend Free Member

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    I'll keep my eye on it then:)
     
    Posted: Nov 23, 2008 By: Matt1959 Member since: Sep 8, 2006
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  4. Matt1959

    Matt1959 UKBF Legend Free Member

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    well, Nominet have told me the domain name I want, will be cancelled on 19th December 2008 (thats this coming Friday) and will then be up for grabs.

    So how do I go about securing it? Will it be cancelled at one minute past midnight or "sometime" during the 19th?? Does anyone know how I can be first in the queue or is it pot luck?
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: Matt1959 Member since: Sep 8, 2006
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  5. BITS

    BITS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    As far as I know you will have to keep checking, if you know the day then that should be easy enough.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: BITS Member since: Oct 17, 2008
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    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: Edward Moss Member since: Nov 25, 2008
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  7. BITS

    BITS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,

    I haven't used that site but I did use a similar service elsewhere and was quite annoyed when it didn't do what it was supposed to.

    Anybody have experience of the one above?

    Lee Edge
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: BITS Member since: Oct 17, 2008
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  8. Carl-CSNM

    Carl-CSNM UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Would recommend caught.co.uk too, we use their DACPanel service to manage all our .UK domains and Chris the owner really knows his stuff when it comes to domain names.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: Carl-CSNM Member since: Apr 9, 2006
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  9. Matt1959

    Matt1959 UKBF Legend Free Member

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    taking a quick look at that site, it seems you pay £30 to get them to secure a name. What is it they do which joe public can't? Is there some kind of automation involved ?
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: Matt1959 Member since: Sep 8, 2006
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  10. BITS

    BITS UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I imagine it is perfectly possible to automate checking availability say once a day.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: BITS Member since: Oct 17, 2008
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  11. BsmyeEnterprises

    BsmyeEnterprises UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You could use any backorder service to have a good chance of securing the domain as soon as its available to register.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: BsmyeEnterprises Member since: Aug 4, 2007
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  12. aquanuke

    aquanuke UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi im Chris and I operate the back ordering services at caught.co.uk.
    One of the members here just directed me to the thread here.


    Basically you need to be a Nominet member and TAG holder. Nominet control the .UK domains.

    You then need a subscription to their DAC service, which allows you to query the availability of names upto 432,000 per day or a maximum of 1000 times in a 60 second period.

    You then need to send a request using Nominets automated system using EPP or PGP to register the name when it becomes available.

    Thats just the basic jist but full details of the above can be found at nominet org uk
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2008 By: aquanuke Member since: Dec 15, 2008
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