The most horrible thing has happened, you have forgotten to renew your domain name and it has gone into the 45 day limbo period.  So what can you do to make sure that a domain name is back with you will for someone all sides to purchase it?

The choices that you have here could there will be determined by your individual domain name registrar.  Although there are some set standards your registrar may not be ICANN accredited or may operate the different procedures.  The following are some general tips that can help you reclaim the domain name that you have lost.

First of all you should see if there is still a redemption period.  If there has only been a couple days since you have what your domain name expire there is likely to be a 30 day grace period that will allow you to pay a penalty fee and reclaim your domain name.  Keep in mind all that the penalty fee may be quite high depending on your domain name registrar.  It is a very good idea to know well ahead of time how much that penalty fee may be just a case you do forgets to be registered a domain name me to pay the penalty to re-purchase your domain name.

Unfortunately if your redemption period has passed there will be a weeklong delay before your domain name will become available again.  The bad thing is that there really isn’t much that you can do during this week.  You will not be able chance for our re-purchase your domain name until this week has elapsed.  There is a chance however that you may be able to use a backordering service during this point in time.  There are many domain name registrars that offer this service for an additional fee.  If you do this you obese be at the top of the list when your domain name becomes available again.  If there is any possible chance that someone else has backordered your domain name during this period of time there really isn’t much that you can do.

.  As soon as this week has passed a domain name will be once again available.  If the domain name that you have lacked to expire is not incredibly popular you may just be in luck.  If a domain name is not highly in demand there is a very good chance that they can be repurchased very easily.  If the domain name that you have what elapsed is very popular you’re very likely to have some competition in getting it repurchased.  It is really not a good idea to hope for the best in this type of situation.  If you’re able to backorder your domain name before it becomes available this is really the only insurance that you have that you’ll be able to get a domain name back without someone else purchasing it.

If you have gone through all the steps that you can then you’re still unable to re-purchase your domain than you might want to contact the person to see if there’s any chance that they might sell it back to you.  There is a very good chance that this can happen however it is likely to be very expensive especially for domain name contains popular keywords or is very well known.

Your very best course of action in this type of situation is to simply make sure that you could not what your domain names elapse.  You want to make sure to try to register your domain name for more than one year and also want to keep it even let us that is associated with your domain name current.  Most domain name registrars will send out notices when a domain name is due to expire which you give you plenty of time to reregister your domain name.  However if the mail address is not currently working you’re not likely to get these notices and it will be very easy to forget to reregister your domain name.  Another thing you can do is find out if your domain name registrar will allow you to auto-renew your domains.  Then all you have to do is make sure that your credit card information is accurate or that you make sure you have funds in your PayPal account and then you’ll not have to worry about missing your expiration date again.

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