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

Whois Server:
Referral URL:
Status: pendingDelete

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

Name Servers:

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 ? – 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 :( 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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