Getting hold of a domain. Whats due to expire??

Thread: Getting hold of a domain. Whats due to expire??

  1. jw_2000_uk's Avatar

    jw_2000_uk said:

    Default Getting hold of a domain. Whats due to expire??

    Hi lads. I've made a website for a mate. Who owns a current domain just***ink.co.uk

    He has no clue about stuff like this. Basically the site was made years ago. No server details or anything are available to me.

    Its due to expire in July.

    Whats the best way for me to get this, for the new site I've created in WIX.

    Any help will be great.


    Domain name:
    just***ink.co.uk

    Registrant:
    Rodney Kent

    Registrant type:
    UK Sole Trader

    Registrant's address:
    xxxx
    Hamworthy
    Poole
    Dorset
    BH15 4BX
    United Kingdom

    Data validation:
    Nominet was able to match the registrant's name and address against a 3rd party data source on 10-Dec-2012

    Registrar:
    Easy Internet Solutions Ltd [Tag = EASY-INTERNET]
    URL: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Relevant dates:
    Registered on: 04-Jul-2007
    Expiry date: 04-Jul-2015
    Last updated: 05-Jul-2013
    Last edited by jw_2000_uk; 2nd June 2015 at 08:10 PM.
     
  2. Ashley's Avatar

    Ashley said:

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    Wouldn't you just let it expire then rebuy it?


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  3. jw_2000_uk's Avatar

    jw_2000_uk said:

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    Im hoping thats how simple it is. Not sure if theres a long cooling off period.
     
  4. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    A lot of registrars allow you to pre-order so you have it straight away.

    Although I would go to the current domain registrars and try to access the CP and transfer it just in case and so there is no downtime. I would also remove the URL from your post in case someone fancies being nasty and holding it ransom if you did let it expire.

     
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    jw_2000_uk said:

    Default Re: Getting hold of a domain. Whats due to expire??

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    Although I would go to the current domain registrars and try to access the CP and transfer it just in case and so there is no downtime.
    I take it these would be the owners [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] ?

    Im 99% sure he wont know the login details.. But will definitely try.

    Whats the best way of keeping it high on the google search (As it is at the moment)

    Where my new WIX one ive created for him, doesn't even show up lol.
     
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    woody_44 said:

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    As its a .uk domain name it will be bound by Nominets Terms and Conditions , it gives the registrant 90 Days after the domain renewal is reached to renew the domain name before it becomes available once again to the general public . The Tag holder would have already sent an email to the registrant advising of the approaching renewal date , so hopefully the mail address he has used is not used anymore.

    If he does not renew the domain name you will still have to wait until October to be in with a chance of renewing it
     
  7. Ben_P's Avatar

    Ben_P said:

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    @ [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    The first approach would be to contact the current registrar
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. The domain owner should be the one to do this as they will only send the login details to manage the domain to the owner. You can then renew it through the current registrar and point the DNS to wix. This is the quickest way.

    The second option is if the current registrar refuses to give out login details to manage the domain due to some circumstances e.g. the account holder no longer has access to the registered email of his account and can no longer receive the login details to manage the domain, then you can directly contact Nominet the overall registrar of UK domains through their website [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Again, the domain owner is the one who should do this as they may require proof of IDs. Please note that with this option you will be required to choose a registrar where you can transfer the domain so you can control the DNS and also renew it.

    The last option is not preferable but here it is: Once a UK domain expires and will not be renewed it will not be immediately available for registration. You will need to wait up to 90 days when the registry deletes it in the system available for registration again. Hope this helps.