February 16th

Discussion in 'General Indian Domain Name Discussion' started by ekaln, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. ekaln

    ekaln New Member

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    Its coming up soon and its going to be a busy day :)

    Any guesses for what it might be?
     
  2. FishSEO

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    I have no clue - but in the LLL.in scan and in the scans of 3-5 word .co.in and .in names, there are about 15% of ALL registrations that occured on that day.

    Literally, hundreds if not a few thousand domains will expire on that day.
     
  3. FishSEO

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    I figured it out... From February 16, 2005 the .in domain name was available for registration without any restriction.

    http://www.aalphanet.com/IN-domains.htm


    And more from Circle ID:
    http://www.circleid.com/posts/how_indias_in_domain_rouses_from_its_slumber/
     
  4. ekaln

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    Yep - theres a huge number of great domains that were registered between the 16th and 18th of February, so its going to be an excellent time to watch for drops.

    People with great domains are unlikely to let them drop, but there may be very good ones available
     
  5. FishSEO

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    The drop time is 4PM est, 1PM pst, correct?
     
  6. ekaln

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    Thats right. 4pm EST and early hours of the morning in India.
     
  7. DomainDevelopers

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    just one ques - is there no grace period and redemption period for .in domains? if so, then none of these domains will drop on feb 16 but may be 60 days or so later - whatever that period is...
     
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    just came back to check if somebody replied - but no posts...
     
  9. FishSEO

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    Im 99% sure there is no redemption period.
     
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    Does that mean that the domain will actually drop the same day it expires??? no second chance for the original domain owner? thats pretty risky and highly prone to cybersquatting. I mean just think if some pour soul forgets to renew for whatever reason, he can be nicely screwed up by those sharks sitting out there...
     
  11. a2zofb2b

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    I am sure there will be redemption/grace period.
    It will be tough for individual to go after the premium .in names as enom & directi will be aggressively going for these .in domains.
    Moreover, I checked with couple of owners of top .in keyword and they have set auto renewal on.
     
  12. ekaln

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    Hi a2zofb2b - welcome to INForum.in :)

    I'd be amazed if any of the major domains did drop but its definitely worth watching out for that 1% chance...

    A really good proportion of the grade-A domains are up for renewal on the 16th.
     
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    My question still remains the same - does anybody know if there is any grace period and redemption period for .in domains or not. when will the domains actually drop - feb 16th or later?
     
  14. ekaln

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    Many may be on auto-renew, there will be many cases where the holders failed to update their credit card info, or is their credit card no-longer valid.
     
  16. easydoms

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    Could be a good day all round!!!!!

    Good luck to all with your regs.
     
  17. Abstracts.tv

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    I think I found your answer from some of my own domains that have expired. You have roughly 30 days from the day your domain name expires until it will be available to register by the public again.
    During these 30 days you may "restore" the domain name back into your account at the registrar you use.
    Now here is the catch: It will cost you $75!! (this is at Resellers, but probably the same or close anywhere else).
    So, if you messed up, and it is a really good name, do you "restore", so there is no chance of losing it?
    Or, do you gamble, and let it expire, then hope you are the first one to catch it again.
    I have a LLL.co.in I let expire. I was going to restore it, until I saw the $75. I gamble, and try to catch it again. I have 2 good "mobile" names, I just might pay the $75 apiece for.

    Maybe someone else can read the below, and see if they agree with what I said.
    RESTORE:
    http://dn.resellers.co.in/servlet/V...ualbarproductkey=domain_registration&p=domain

    Frank
     
  18. FishSEO

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    Any news on if any names were up for grabs?
     
  19. ekaln

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    All the ones I was watching were on automatic renewal.... :(