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I want to buy a domain that is in a status pendingDelete.

who.is shows:

Registrar: NAMEKING.COM, INC.
Whois Server: whois.nameking.com
Referral URL: http://www.nameking.com
Status: pendingDelete

Expiration Date: 2011-10-08
Creation Date: 2003-10-08
Last Update Date: 2011-12-08

Name Servers:
    ns1.dsredirection.com
    ns2.dsredirection.com

Information Updated: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:14:18 UTC

Can I know why this domain isn't expired yet (considering its expiration date)?

Consider that I have actived a backorder from godaddy too

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There's a varying amount of time after a domain expires while it still can be renewed by the original owner. How long is the redemption period on a domain?

when does a domain name really expire before someone else can register it

So you may have to wait a while longer.

Here's what Godaddy say about backordering:

Backorder this name and we will ATTEMPT to grab and register it on your behalf, if and when it expires and becomes available.

So a) you'll have to wait a while and b) they don't guarantee they'll get it, but it's worth a try.

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so basically it's completed useless that i have bought backorder from godaddy considering this domain is from nameking.com ? –  dynamic Dec 15 '11 at 18:07
    
I've updated the question to answer that. –  paulmorriss Dec 16 '11 at 9:04
    
oh gosh :( now it says it's of anotehr registrar :( barginregister.com and it's not in pendingDelete anymore –  dynamic Dec 16 '11 at 15:10
    
Unlucky........ –  paulmorriss Dec 16 '11 at 15:17

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