I was looking for a domain which has expired according to the whois info but then when i tried to buy it through cheapnames.com it says the domain is not available. Why so ??
There is always some time beween that a domain have expired and it is avaible. I can't say for how long..
Hey! Even I am facing such a problem. But dont know what is happening? Or how long will it take so that I can buy a domain??
About 70 days after the expired date, domain is made available. Note that owner can renew it anytime he/she wants.
The domain will go through a redemption period where the original owner of that domain may pay a hefty fee in order to recover it. If the owner chooses not to renew it, it may be acquired by the person who wants it. If there are multiple parties wanting that domain name, it will go into an auction mode an whoever is winning bidder will pay that price to own that domain name.
Time frame is like the person who posted above me, around 70 days. I think even maybe a little longer such as 75 days maybe.
It is now available. Thanks everyone.