Off Topic: what is pendingtrd.com Nameserver?
dhcp1 at thehobsons.co.uk
Sun Aug 15 09:06:12 UTC 2010
Tim Evans wrote:
>I realize this is off topic, but I'm hoping some of the expert folks
>on this list can answer a general, DNS-related question.
>I have been monitoring a domain for expiration for some time,
>knowing the listed admin contact, who registered the domain for an
>amateur theatre I also work with, was deceased. We're hoping to get
>control of the domain name. (I do control other domains for the
>This week, the expiration date came and went, and there was some
>sort of automated renewal. Now a few days later, the whois data for
>the domain shows it's name service has been transferred to
>'ns1.pendingtrd.com'. This is a NetSol-owned domain, and I'm
>wondering if it's some sort of parking lot for orphaned (or
>to-be-orphaned) domains. Can anyone comment on what this might mean?
I would suggest you've gone about this the wrong way - letting a
domain expire, especially .com, is a very bad idea as there are
outfits that specialise in buying them up the second they do and
squatting on them. I would suggest you should have contacted the
registrar as soon as you knew the admin contact had dies, and put in
motion their procedures for transferring the domain.
We handle domain registrations for customers at work, and we've seen
several times where a domain has not been renewed on time (mostly
customers fault) and before you know it there's an advertising page
gone up (which may or may not be for material the customer is
comfortable being associated with !). Yes, the new owner will sell it
back to you, but as they know you cannot buy it from anyone but them,
they will price accordingly - yes it's a form of legal blackmail.
I think you should contact the registrar immediately and try to sort
this out. You may be lucky in this case as it sound like your
registrar actually parks expired domains before allowing them to be
sold to someone else (Nominet do the same for *.uk domains). That
works really well because the owner (should) get some warning because
their site will disappear, but they still have a grace period to
renew and get their domain back.
The registrant of pendingtrd.com is listed as being "Network
Solutions, Defensive" which does sound promising - though I've never
actually had anything to do with them. With luck they've defensively
parked the domains and you're in with a chance.
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