Recovering an Expired Domain

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  • #851188

    macmanx
    Staff

    We do send out three emails to the email address on your account. One a month before, one a week before, and one two days before.

    http://iriskiewiet.wordpress.com/ is actually still available, you’d just need to set the primary domain at Store -> Domains in your blog’s Dashboard. I took care of that for you.

    #851257

    Hello,
    I’m having the same issue with my domain, “naturapress.org”. Can I also renew my domain by paying the $97? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    #851258

    macmanx
    Staff

    The domain naturapress.org expired on February 26 and is currently in redemption. This means that the domain is deactivated, but has not yet been fully released. During this time, you can still renew this domain, but the process is more complicated than a regular renewal.

    If you’d like to renew your ownership of this domain, you have several options:

    1) We can renew the domain for you through our registrar. This costs $97, which includes $17 for the domain and an additional cost of $80 for a late renewal. We have no control over this additional cost, as it is levied on us by our domain registrar.

    2) Try to register the domain through a domain back-ordering service, such as Pool (Registering starts at $60 with Pool) http://pool.com/

    3) Wait until the domain is out of redemption and becomes available for registration again. Then, you can register it again for the regular price of $17. This would run the risk of the domain being registered by someone else before you, or the domain not being released for registration at all. The exact redemption period and the release of the domain are at the discretion of our domain registrar and we can’t control it.

    If you want to have the best chance of getting your domain back, your best bet would be the first option. If you choose this option, please reply to this email letting us know. We will then send you a request for payment via PayPal and will contact our registrar on your behalf, asking to restore the domain.

    Please note that time is of the essence here. Because your domain is very close to being cancelled, it may no longer be possible to recover it. If you pay for renewal and we are unable to recover the domain, you will be fully refunded.

    #851264

    I have a similar problem with http://www.outlooktheater.org. It was expired on March 23, 2012. I would like to purchase the domain directly from the domain registrar rather than through wordpress. A WHOIS search shows it is registered with Wild West Domains. I cannot find any information about Wild West Domains to contact them directly about purchasing.

    #851265

    auxclass
    Member

    The domain needs to be renewed with the old registrar or you need to let the domain revert to the wild where there is a good chance a domain squatter will grab it and hold it hostage for a very large ransom – if you really value the domain name – renew it with WordPress.COM then after 60 days (internet ICAN fraud prevention rules) transfer it to the registrar of your choice.

    #851266

    Thanks auxclass. I would then like to renew it with WordPress.com. As it is expired, I am assuming I need to do the same steps as macmanx has outlined. Please send me a PayPal request via email.

    #851267

    auxclass
    Member

    Since your domain name works with your organization name – I would recommend you retrieve the domain name from Redemption so there is no chance of a squatter getting the name and holding the name hostage or maybe map it to a Porn site (would kill your reputation for sure)

    #851268

    auxclass
    Member

    You got a reply in while I was doing more research – I have flagged this for staff attention to help you.

    #851269

    Thanks!

    #851270

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome & good luck

    #851271

    macmanx
    Staff

    youthworkercollective, in order to start the process, I’ll need to see the request from the user that owned the domain, outlooktheaterproject.

    #851272

    lynniepj
    Member

    I would like to retrieve the domain name http://www.outlooktheater.org and renew it with WordPress. Please send me a Paypal request via email.

    #851273

    macmanx
    Staff

    The domain outlooktheater.org expired on March 23 and is currently in redemption. This means that the domain is deactivated, but has not yet been fully released. During this time, you can still renew this domain, but the process is more complicated than a regular renewal.

    If you’d like to renew your ownership of this domain, you have several options:

    1) We can renew the domain for you through our registrar. This costs $98, which includes $18 for the domain and an additional cost of $80 for a late renewal. We have no control over this additional cost, as it is levied on us by our domain registrar.

    2) Try to register the domain through a domain back-ordering service, such as Pool (Registering starts at $60 with Pool) http://pool.com/

    3) Wait until the domain is out of redemption and becomes available for registration again. Then, you can register it again for the regular price of $18. This would run the risk of the domain being registered by someone else before you, or the domain not being released for registration at all. The exact redemption period and the release of the domain are at the discretion of our domain registrar and we can’t control it.

    If you want to have the best chance of getting your domain back, your best bet would be the first option. If you choose this option, please reply to this thread letting us know. We will then send you a request for payment via PayPal and will contact our registrar on your behalf, asking to restore the domain.

    Please note that time is of the essence here. Because your domain is very close to being cancelled, it may no longer be possible to recover it. If you pay for renewal and we are unable to recover the domain, you will be fully refunded.

    #851274

    lynniepj
    Member

    Thank you. I would like to renew my domain using option #1 “1) We can renew the domain for you through our registrar. This costs $98, which includes $18 for the domain and an additional cost of $80 for a late renewal. We have no control over this additional cost, as it is levied on us by our domain registrar.” Please send me the PayPal request.

    #851275

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have sent the request to the email address on your account.

    Once paid, please reply here with the transaction or receipt ID and we’ll contact our registrar partner ASAP.

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