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Lost my domain name can I get it back?

Dear all. I tried to search in forum before posting this question but I could not find any realted answers, so I decided to have a go here.

I had a domain, expired about 2 years ago, it is already over the redemption period, so there is no way to recover now. However if I search for it now go daddy says it's available for around 2200 usd. I obviously can't pay that money and it looks like noone else is interested in buying it. It will remain in auction for 83 days. Does anybody know what happens after? Will a new auction always start over until someone buys it for that whopping price? Or is it ever gonna be available again? I don't think that anybody will ever pay even a few hundred dollars for it, but it has been a .com name. Thanks for any replies.

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Re: Lost my domain name can I get it back?


@Cayman wrote:

Dear all. I tried to search in forum before posting this question but I could not find any realted answers, so I decided to have a go here.

I had a domain, expired about 2 years ago, it is already over the redemption period, so there is no way to recover now. However if I search for it now go daddy says it's available for around 2200 usd. I obviously can't pay that money and it looks like noone else is interested in buying it. It will remain in auction for 83 days. Does anybody know what happens after? Will a new auction always start over until someone buys it for that whopping price? Or is it ever gonna be available again? I don't think that anybody will ever pay even a few hundred dollars for it, but it has been a .com name. Thanks for any replies.


@Cayman Just to be clear, you didn't lose the domain name, it expired 2 years ago. The domain name is now owned by someone else who has listed it for sale. You can surely monitor the domain to see if the new owner ever lets it expire. Once the auction ends typically its just renewed, these are more like for sale listings over an actual auction.

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Re: Lost my domain name can I get it back?

Thanks for the quick answer. Whoever got hold on it will never use it, I'm very sure about that. Instead it looks like, someone wants my money out of my pocket. I'm not saying that it's godaddy who owns it now, but if I had to put a bet on it, I'd say its 90% 🙂 Well, it's my fault of not renewing...