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domain Expired on: 20-JAN-03 yet hasent been let go.

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  1. qbert1987

    qbert1987 Well-Known Member

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    a domain im after expred on 20-JAN-03 according to the whois, however the site still has it offering the person to renew it and says that if its not it will be deleted within a few days. how is it that they can keep domains passed the expirey date? its realy pissing me off because ive been holding out for it.
     
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    the status is not listed in the whois
     
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    so you mean its still an ACTIVE site ?

    can you plz IM me the domain name. I will check.
     
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    We wait about 4 months for a domain after he expired... and after those 4 months, someone renew it.
     
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    well this one was ment to expire over a year ago according to the whois from dnsstuff.com
     
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    There are some idiot registrars who don't let some domains go. There are 2 domains I have been watching every 5 minutes for over a year now, and there's a 3 letter one that expired 3 years ago I was watching, but I gave up on it.
     
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    i doute that there is anything we can do about this?

    How is it these people can become a regester and i cant?

    or can i? :O
     
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    You can become a registrar, if you have $$$$$$$.

    I read somewhere a while ago how it's done. I don't remember the details, but it was something like $50,000 non refundable application fee and $20,000/year.

    I believe there is no fee for the registrar to register a domain, so if they deal in large enough quantity, and are fully automated, they can charge $5 and make a profit. That's why domain registration is so competitive now.

    There are 2 problems with the new system. First, if a domain expires and the registrar likes it, they can keep it forever until they get an offer they will accept. Second, I think domain names are way too cheap now. It used to be, you had to WANT a domain name to register it. You couldn't afford to register everything you like. Now there are so many out there who just register 1000's of domains hoping to resell at a profit.

    I think if a domain name is unused for a year, it should automatically be released to the public.
     
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