Can I get my domain back?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by steelphantom, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

    steelphantom

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    Last year, I declined to renew my web hosting contract, and additionally, my domain name. Of course, it was quickly gobbled up by one of those squatting sites that just has a bunch of links on it. It says the registrant is "Portfolio Brains, LLC" and that the domain name expires in June of this year. Will they renew the domain, and keep it even longer, or will I be able to re-register it in June? It's not a valuable domain name at all; it's just my name. I'm hopeful I'll be able to get the domain name back in a few months.
     
  2. 7031 macrumors 6502

    7031

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    A similar thing happened to my friend.

    I believe he was able to get it back by emailing the people who took the domain.

    I don't know if it'll work, but it's worth a try.
     
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

    ChicoWeb

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    If you want it back, you're going to have to pay for it and chalk it up to a lesson learned.
     
  4. khosna macrumors member

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    I wouldn't email the current registrar then they will know you want it. On the off-chance that they won't renew I would wait to see if it becomes available. If not, you will have to negotiate the purchase. I lost a domain to these b@#@$ds once and I will never let it happen again.
     
  5. steelphantom thread starter macrumors 6502a

    steelphantom

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    So in other words, they will keep renewing my domain name indefinitely?
     
  6. tsincaat macrumors member

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    Maybe, but if you tell them you're interested in it there's a much higher chance they will.
     
  7. 7031 macrumors 6502

    7031

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    True. I was worried about that. If you email them, they might give a fair rate, but then they might keep it for longer.

    Just wait for it to go, and hope they don't take it again.
     

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