Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:14 AM (#1)
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:21 PM (#2)
EDIT: It is 60 days:
After 40 days are up, the domain’s status changes to “redemption period”. During this phase, all WhoIs information begins disappearing, and more importantly, it now costs the owner an additional fee to re-activate and re-register the domain. The fee is currently around $100, depending on your registrar. When a domain enters its redemption period, it’s a good bet the owner has decided not to renew.
Finally, after the redemption period, the domain’s status will change to “locked” as it enters the deletion phase. The deletion phase is 5 days long, and on the last day between 11am and 2pm Pacific time, the name will officially drop from the ICANN database and will be available for registration by anybody.
The entire process ends exactly 75 days after the listed expiration date. For an even more detailed explanation, read the article Inside a Drop Catcher’s War Room.
This post has been edited by olie122333: 05 January 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:57 PM (#3)
Another method, and one that's pretty effective, is just E-mailing the domain owner (from the whois data) and mentioning you've seen their site is offline and wondering if they'd be interested in selling. Offer double what it would have cost them to register it, and chances are you can get the domain right now with no risk of losing it to a poacher. Of course, there's the off chance that this will cause the owner to re-register it and try to sell it for more, but that's probably more of a fringe case.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:14 PM (#4)
How does one go about transferring ownership, properly?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:26 PM (#5)
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:00 PM (#6)
Some registrars let you push a domain into someone else's account. Name.com do, for instance. They'd simply push the domain into your account with that registrar.