There often seems to be confusion with the domain life cycle and the terminology that we use. Many of the terms are similar but have completely different meanings. Sometimes we have confusing conversations because we use the wrong terms, forget what the terms actually mean or never knew what the terms actually meant.
So let’s review.
Domains that are not renewed after one year expire. Expired domains that live with certain registrars go through an auction process before they delete. These expiring auction platforms include Godaddy, NameJet and Dynadot. These auction platforms also included private seller auctions. All of the expired domain auctions occur during the auto renew grace period. There are no deleted domains in any of these auctions.
After the domains go through the auto renew grace period, they enter Redemption. There are no auctions during this period because the registrar would need to pay Verisign to Redeem the domains.
After redemption the domains enter pending delete for 5 days. After the 5 day pending delete period the names actually delete, or drop. We often confusingly use “drop” for expiring auctions, not a big deal, but not appropriate and makes things unclear.
As the names delete, drop catching services catch the domains and most have an auction process for these newly registered domains. The biggest drop catchers are DropCatch, SnapNames, Pheenix, Pool, and a few others.
Deleted domains cannot be auctioned in any platform, because they don’t exist. Caught domains however can be auctioned. Caught domains that go to auction were deleted, then available to drop catchers for some small fraction of a second.
If someone mentions deleted domain auctions then they’re talking about these Caught domains that were backordered, recaptured and now in an auction. They’re not talking about, or shouldn’t be talking about expired domain auctions. But like I said they’re not really deleted anymore, just sayin.
In any case, it’s always good review common terms that may be confusing, so that we all know what we’re talking about.
- Main List NameJet Flippa/Sedo
- LLLL.com’s LLL, CCC, 5L Other LLLL’s
- Short Brandables Numbers One Worders Vape, Vegan, VR
- Snap Names/Dropcatch NamePros Godaddy Value BIN
- Available For Reg Fee
The No Bid List
AmazingBeard.com Supplies and treatments for hipsters and their amazing beards.
AnywhereWork.com No geographic limitations, able to get the job done no matter the location
BlockJournal.com A news source for the blockchain, or a diary that you can store on the network
CambioCoin.com Change Coin, en espanol
ChooseMrRight.com A background check service to help you find a non criminal man
CoinLockup.com Sounds like a really secure crypto wallet
ComeWhatWill.com It’s fate
ConstructPros.com Building professionals
CreditIdiot.com Like the yellow for idiots or dummies how to books
DashForge.com quickly made in the fires of the forge
DiySold.com A site for selling your home yourself
DropFees.com A marketing name for a service that usually has fees but has now dropped them
EngineLog.com Information about your engine that uploads to the cloud. No more OBDII scanners needed, just log on.
EtherFactory.com A sweat shop for crypto
FinanceStrong.com Send money to Adam
ForSomebody.com A site that sells gifts of all sorts for somebody
HeavyPull.com Hire a big truck to pull your heavy trailer
HouseSoon.com A site that helps you transition from renting to owning your own house
ImmersiveYoga.com It’s like a yoga academy, they lock you in for weeks and make you do non stop yoga
InsideSkill.com Interior designer with skills
MagicStrain.com Could be an amazing strain of canna
MeshShield.com Mosquito net or Mossie/Mozzie net
NameEverything.com Domains for everyone that doesn’t have one
NamingOlogy.com The science of naming things
OurAss.com Tell the story of the family donkey
SirFootball.com Sounds like a great soccer or American football name to me
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LLL’s, CCC’s, 5L’s
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