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all -- I have my eye on a domain that is set to expire in October. What is the best way to secure that domain assuming the present holder lets it expire?

I have never gone through this type of process and wonder what I should be doing...

Thanks!

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well it depends if the domain is in use or not.

For example i've registered the domain bugs-annoy.us but it isn't in use yet. However i do have goals for it.

So it realy depends on the name of it.

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Seen a few things that are supposed to grab expired domains as soon as they expire, but never used any, so no opinion of them:

www.dnware.com/expired/cb.htm

Most registration services also let you "back-order" a domain (like register.com)

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The back-order process is a rip-off - it just means you end up flagging to someone that there is a market for that domain, so they charge you more for it - been there, done that, told them where to shove it.

On the other hand, there is a lengthy period after expiry before a domain can become available for re-circulation, so you would be waiting a minimum of 3 months after expiry.

You have to decide how badly you want it and how much you will be prepared to be ripped-off for it.

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it would be more for convenience than anything else -- currently, there is nothing at the domain just an obnoxious page for me to submit a bid on purchasing it...

i hate those.
/sigh

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Well if it is a domain that can be bid on, i think you should seek another.

Most domain harvesters never let go a domainname cos it already has cost them loads of money in the first place.
Just poll the expiry for years and then maybe after 10 years you'll grab it.

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