Hi – if there is a better sub for this please let me know.
I purchased a domain for a business idea a bit ago, things took longer to get going than I anticipated. Nothing was hosted on it yet, but it is the name I would like to launch this business under.
I forgot (stupidly) to renew my domain. It expired at the end of September. It is currently in the “redemption period.” My registrar was Namecheap. They said I could get it out of redemption for about $100 (I forget the exact amount) or that if I just waited eventually it would be released \*as long as nobody buys it at the auction.\* My initial plan was to just wait it out, and I should be getting close to the time where it is released per Namecheap’s associate… Today, the Whois is still saying Namecheap redemption period.
But I was thinking today, where is this auction? I can’t seem to find anything with google. There shouldn’t basically any value to this website (I did have content on it like 10 years ago but that has long since been taken down), but I don’t really want to lose it to someone who might get it at an auction because I’m being cheap. So, if I could just go to the auction and win it there…wouldn’t that work?
I’m a little over my head in this one and appreciate any help. Thanks!
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