Indian Domainers: How does the process work for dropping domains?

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  1. ekal

    ekal New Member

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    After they expire, domains take 75 days to become available.

    During the first 61 days the domains' status is: PENDING DELETE RESTORABLE
    During the last two weeks, their status is: PENDING DELETE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE

    The domains are released at 8 pm UTC / GMT.

    In other locations the time is:
    1.30 am Mumbai and New Delhi
    4 pm U.S. Eastern
    1 pm U.S. Pacific
     
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  2. DomainLobe

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    Re: FAQ: How does the process work for dropping Indian domains?

    Thanks
    You are doing a great job keeping this forum fresh and very up to date.
    We appreciate it.
    Brent
     
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    Re: FAQ: How does the process work for dropping Indian domains?


    always easier for US domainers.....it`s early morning for Australians :(
     
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    Re: FAQ: How does the process work for dropping Indian domains?

    Thanks for the kind words, DomainLobe - hopefully we can continue to grow the forum at a steady speed.

    italiandragon - welcome! :) A funny time in Australia but 1 or 2 am in the morning in India. I'd love it if someone could explain why thats the time for Indian domains drops!
     
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    Re: FAQ: How does the process work for dropping Indian domains?

    because that suits better the americans which probably are the targeted market of .in :eek:
     
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    dropping Indian domains

    Yes, the sad fact is they are the ones largely driving the domain aftersales market at the moment so we have to live by there rules. Dammit! ;)
     
  7. ekal

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    Re: FAQ: How does the process work for dropping Indian domains?

    Very true.

    .co.in (despite being the more popular extension) is actually the big undiscovered secret in Indian domains

    My top ten traffic names include:

    7 .co.in
    2 .in
    1 .org.in
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    No, that's the schedule established by the registry.
     
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    Is it possible for a person who owns a domain, to actually renew the domain in the last 2 weeks of the stipulated time? Frankly I have never tried this, either got them renewed in time or sold them off.
     
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    Jeff Canada Administrator Staff Member

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    I think it's too late at that point.
     
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    Same Thing but if its too late then why keep it for two weeks before releasing it to public. Or is this two week time given to change info on Whois servers ?
     
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    skyshipper India Active Member

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    given this 75days ,is it fixed ,i mean not 74 or 76,info is important to drop catch any if available,also is there a backorder facility available for .in and co.in domains?
     
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    I don't think there is a backorder for .in domains. Not very sure.

    it usually ( supposed to) takes 75 days for the drop ...

    Check Policies and scroll down to domain life cycle..
     
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    Thanks for this Steve. Is this applicable for all the TLD's(cc/gTLD)?
    Cheers
     
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    Too late for domainers in India.:mad:
     
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    Thank you for sharing
     
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    Thank You So Much for the insightful post. I really did not know about the lengthy expiration process.
    ava2020