Jon 1 Asked... 1 votes

Q. How soon after a domain name expires can I grab it?

If I see a domain name that someone else already has, but it expires soon, how long do I have to wait before I can snag it.

And does it matter if the current holder doesn't care, or just forgot to renew it?

Tags: expired

1 Answers

  • jorge Answered... 0 votes

    It can take about 30 days for the registrar to actually drop the name. The give the current owner a bunch of chances to renew.

    Then, if the name is decent, and even if it does drop, the name is likely to be snapped up by a domain drop service. And auctioned off to the highest bidder.

    10/23/2009 4:39:27 AM -07:00