And there is your first clue. Look at your agreement and see if there's a term.
Indicating what they do to expired domain names.
Nowadays various registrars try to sell an expired domain name to any party.
Who "bid" for it before switching it to Redemption Period. From what I see, the.
Domain name in question never really reached that period.
Bottom line: the registrar can do anything with the domain name before it'll go.
To RGP...if it ever does. And they really don't have to do anything for it's user.
If they don't renew it on time...
You may not have much of a leg to stand on, since the Whois info was obviously bogus before ... Perhaps I pulled up the wrong domain ... but if not, then this is another example of what can happen when one uses bogus whois information.
Haha...nospam means no email for renewal...haha...I always get a huge laugh when someone uses fake whois and then looses their domain because of it...
Some people do so for otherwise "legitimate" reasons. But...that has it's price...
They don't use renewal notices anyways.
Thanks for the link about redemption, I guess the registrar has control over redemption or not.
The false telephone number and email has nothing to do with a domain expiring. I forgot I had any domains left with them. Lesson learned to always use a spreadsheet. Out of 300+ domains, I never I thought I would lose one...
Yup. Or more importantly, stay on top of 'em...
If you are in the habit of using bogus information, be aware of Whois Data Problem Reports - it's one of those loopholes that some people take advantage of to get other people's domains legally!.
Here's how it works ...
1. Person files a WDPR at Internic.net.
2. Registrar investigates / sends notice, if possible to registrant.
3. Registrant often has only 15 calendar days max to respond; time can be much less in some instances.
4. Domain is deleted ... or more likely made available to others by the registrar.
5. Complainant grabs it on a drop ... or more likely works out a deal directly with the registrar to acquire it.
Secure Passwords, Registrar Locks, Authcodes, etc are no protection from WDPRs, which allows one to acquire a domain legally in a just a few weeks ... or possibly even less time, if the registrar believes the registrant engaged in a pattern of willfully providing bogus contact information.
Just count your lucky stars more people don't take advantage of WDRPs to grab domains like some do - it's a loophole that ICANN likely is not going to close anytime soon, because quite honestly there's little sympathy for people who provide bogus whois info.