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    My domain name is due to be renewed at a cost of £26.00. If I let it slip I can retrieve it for a fee 0f $80.00 as it is held for a certain length of time (something like 30 days?) My question is, what happens to it after that? Will it be made available to buy from other domain name hosts or will it be unavailable altogether? I'm not sure but I think the £26.00 is for 2 years? I'm a bit confused
    Gail x

    My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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    I'm no expert but it sounds expensive for 2 years just for a domain name. I'm paying £2-ish for 2 years for mine. It's now £2.79 a year for .co.uk names.

    I suppose there must be some way of transferring it but I don't know how. Have a look at http://www.heartinternet.co.uk - that's who my domain names are with. You don't have to have hosting with the same people.

    If you let it slip, someone else could buy it. I don't know whether it'd be available from just anywhere, but it's a big risk.

    [Just checked: heartinternet do a free transfer of domain names]
    Last edited by wendy; 21-05-2009, 11:09 AM.
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    • #3
      Thanks Wendy! I'm trying but it's anything BUT easy with the webs provider. Apparently, I have to go through this process:
      Please arrange for your current provider to change the IPS-TAG to 'HEARTINTERNET' and then you'll be able to do the transfer
      before I can continue, and I'm like a duck out of water with this kind of stuff!
      Gail x

      My Blog: http://gailburtonart.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wendy View Post

        If you let it slip, someone else could buy it. I don't know whether it'd be available from just anywhere, but it's a big risk.

        I agree - there are companies that make their money from snapping up lapsed Domain names and then selling them back to you at inflated prices - this is especially true if it has been used for a while and/or is someone's name...do whatever you can to hold on to it...

        On the transfer issue - usually you need the registrar that your domain is with to provide you with a code of some kind which you then provide to the place you want to transfer it to and then the transfer can go ahead.

        You need to contact whoever you are with and ask them what to do...

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        • #5
          1&1 do all the work for under £3.00 so I'm very tempted. All I have to do is fill in a form - I think?
          Gail x

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          • #6
            Originally posted by onlyme View Post
            1&1 do all the work for under £3.00 so I'm very tempted. All I have to do is fill in a form - I think?
            Go for it

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            • #7
              I used to be with 1&1 and they are brill and easy for domains, not hassle what so ever. The only reason I moved was because it was quite hard to get my head around the online website designer software, so I chose Mr Site instead.

              I definately recommend that you go for it
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              • #8
                Originally posted by onlyme View Post
                Thanks Wendy! I'm trying but it's anything BUT easy with the webs provider. Apparently, I have to go through this process: before I can continue, and I'm like a duck out of water with this kind of stuff!
                Could you ring or email your current provider with that info? It may just be that simple! I did this for my art website, and it was all done by them.
                digital stamps for cardmakers: http://www.handmadeharbour.co.uk
                blog: http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.com
                hand painted personalised plaques, clocks, canvases, etc: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk
                blog: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog

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