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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004

    What does this Domain Status mean (for DotRegistrar)?


    I am trying to acquire some domainname, and when you look at the whois records, you see the text below and confused by it. What exactly does this mean? Isn't status supposed to be PENDING_DELETE if it is to be deleted? And, if it is going to be deleted, how long do you think it will take to get deleted?


    Registrant ID:XXXXXXX
    Registrant Nameending Deletion
    Registrant Street1O Box 821066
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Vancouver
    Registrant State/Province:Washington
    Registrant Postal Code:98682-0024
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.3604495933
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
    Registrant FAX:+1.3604495933
    Registrant FAX Ext.:
    Registrant Email:[email protected]
    Last edited by dcabbar; 11-14-2006 at 08:05 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Hi dcabbar, The Pending Delete Status is the final process before the domain name is once again available publicly. This process normally takes 5 days to complete. Hope that helps.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Thanks for the explanation XT22, but I was asking whether this is in PENDING_DELETE or not? Because, PENDING_DELETE is specified in the "Registrant Name" field as opposed to the STATUS field, which is INACTIVE instead of PENDING_DELETE.

  4. #4
    We'll really need more details, preferably the domain name's full WHOIS minus the
    name. Based on what I gather from the limited info posted, it's one of 2 things:

    1. The domain name has expired and is waiting for Dotregistrar to either auction it
    or let it go (if they'll auction it). Or:

    2. The domain name has been deactivated for possible violation and scheduled for
    deletion if not responded to timely by any of its contacts.

    Network Solutions lists the registrant as "Pending Renewal or Deletion" if expired,
    for example. But my guess is it's #1.
    Last edited by Dave_Z; 11-15-2006 at 01:16 AM.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Below is the full record...

    My guess is (1) as well, but I am trying to understand what it exactly means, and/or I should back order it? Because DotRegistrar has a pay ahead policy Basically you need to buy enough credits to cover backorder, and if you can not get the domain, they don't give this money back to you, and it stays in your account till it expires.

    PHP Code:
    Domain Name
    Created On
    Last Updated On
    Expiration Date
    Sponsoring Registrar
    Registrant ID
    Registrant Name
    :Pending Deletion
    Registrant Street1
    :PO Box 821066
    Registrant Street2
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Vancouver
    Registrant State
    Registrant Postal Code
    Registrant Country
    Registrant Phone
    Registrant Phone Ext
    Registrant FAX:+1.3604495933
    Registrant FAX Ext

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