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

who.is shows:

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:

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.

  • so basically it's completed useless that i have bought backorder from godaddy considering this domain is from nameking.com ?
    – dynamic
    Dec 15, 2011 at 18:07
  • I've updated the question to answer that. Dec 16, 2011 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, 2011 at 15:10

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