The domain I want to register is not available, even though it's expired.

 June 12, 2012     0 Comments

Domains are released after the end of their term if they have not been renewed. Domains that expire at another registrar are subject to their own policies; however, there is usually a grace period, and then a period when the domain is "on hold"- and cannot be registered. You should allow at least 30 days from the time of expiration before you can try registering the domain.

To find out a registrar's specific release policy, you should contact the registrar that owns the name. You can find out who is the registrar for a specific name by entering the name into the central database search engine at

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