Buying Profitable Expired Domain Names-Part II
Buying an expired domain is an intricate and cumbersome process,
when you do not know the fundamentals and techniques of expired
domain name industry. Buying a domain expired domain name is a
busy activity, when you apply your mind and intelligence to
choose and later buy the most profitable domain name. However,
understanding the intricate process and various options involved
with registering an expired domain name could also be a confusing
and misleading task. This little article will provide you the
most basic and fundamental steps and procedures required while
searching for a good expired domain name.
Before you buy an expired domain name, you will need to learn and
understand the normal and usual expired domain expiration process
for dot com and dot net type of web domains. Every domain
expiring undergoes a series of steps eventually culminating in
the final expiration. Here are a few of the mandatory expiration
I Phase: You can register a domain for a period of one to ten
years, during which you can have an unrestricted and privileged
usage. To retain the privilege of using your domain, you will
need to renew the subscription before the due date. This stage is
the active phase of the domain cycle.
II Phase: Many times, the owner of the domain may fail to renew
the domain name, because of some compelling reasons. At the end
of the renewal period, a particular expired domain name will
enter a phase known as On-Hold phase, when the owner will need to
pay the renewal fees to the registrar to retain the ownership of
the name. The normal time duration for this phase is about 1 to
45 days. This is the grace time period, during which the owner of
a domain name can continue to use the domain after paying the
III Phase: If the owner does not renew the domain even after 45
days, the domain will enter a phase called Redemption phase. This
phase lasts for about 30 days, during which the owner can pay a
fee called redemption penalty fee to renew the domain name. The
suggested fees may range from $100 to $200. During this phase,
the owner can still have the opportunity to get back the domain.
IV Phase: Once the 30-day redemption period comes to an end, and
still the owner does not renew the domain name, then the domain
enters another phase known as Pending Delete phase, which usually
lasts for 5 days pending delete period. With this stage, the
domain may become out of reach to the owner and domain will be
open for sale and subsequent registration on the six day from the
date of pending delete phase.
Expired domains are the part of a dynamic and energetic industry.
Dropping domains are becoming common everyday and the process of
deletion of an expired domain changes often with the intervention
of major registrars with the help of ICAAN. If you understand the
process of deletion and expiry of an expired domain, then you
would have taken the first sure steps towards your journey to
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