I created a blog and I want to purchase a second level domain, that's to say I want to move from domain.altervista.org to -> domain.com.

I would like to register that domain with the .com extension but it is already registered.

By doing a research on Whois I found out that the site was created on may 2010 and expires on may 2016, and it was updated on September 2015 (The owner put it on sale for 1000 dollars), but I wonder if the "update" does mean that the license has been extended or if it does refer to something else.

In any case I'm considering waiting to have the .com extension available again for free.

So ->

- Given the dates provided by Whois, do they mean that the domain.com will be available again on may or should I wait more?

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    Related: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/89411/…
    – MrWhite
    Feb 20, 2016 at 15:30
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    We get questions like this fairly often where someone wants a domain name that is already registered. Most of the time they are looking for a loop-hole to challenge the ownership of the domain, but this time, you come with a valid question. However, in part, the result ends up being the same. If a domain name is registered and especially if they want serious money for it, I would not suggest waiting. It never seems to work out. It can take a while, but I am sure a domain name you will like much better will come to mind that IS available. Do yourself a favor and just let it go.
    – closetnoc
    Feb 20, 2016 at 15:52


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