[svlug] Hi, Who know EBLug East Bay LUG? - domain expired?

Jesse Monroy jesse650 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 22:48:30 PST 2011

I just wanted to let everyone know that the  'redemption period' fees
at godaddy.com is ***$80***.
I did not want to pay that so I ran the clock down (yes 75 days) one
of my domains, then re-registered it under another registrar.


On 2/25/11, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting James Briggs (james at ActionMessage.com):
>> FYI: eblug.org expired on 02/15/2011 and is pending renewal or deletion.
> I strongly recommend that each LUG or other technical organisation
> relying on an Internet domain have at least a few people running
> 'domain-check'[1] as a weekly cronjob to remind them of pending renewals.
> Experience shows that relying on just the domain registrar's renewal
> notices is risky, because inevitably the parties involved find ways to
> blackhole, misdeliver, or ignore the notices -- followed by massive
> confusion and difficulty taking corrective action when the domain
> accidentally expires.  (Notice that NetSol have taken the scummy step
> of concealing upon expiration the Registrant, Tech Contact, Admin
> Contact, and Billing Contact within the public WHOIS, making it
> difficult for concerned parties to get their attention and tell them to
> renew their damned domain NOW, while they still can.[2])
> [1] The Perl version, not the shell one.
> http://linuxmafia.com/~rick/preventing-expiration.html
> [2] In the first 40 days, the domain can be renewed by just paying the
> normal renewal.  Some registrars will accept renewal money from anyone;
> others won't.  Next 30 days ('redemption period'), additional fees are
> required.  Last 5 days ('locked'), domain is in deletion phase.  75 days
> out, it lapses back to unregistered and can be grabbed.
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