Domain Name Drop Times
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: pdavis1-ga
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21 Jul 2006 07:32 PDT
Expires: 20 Aug 2006 07:32 PDT
Question ID: 748254
what time do deleting domain names drop each day?
Re: Domain Name Drop Times
Answered By: gregaw-ga on 21 Jul 2006 10:32 PDT
There is no specific time each day that a domain is deleted. There are a lot of factors that dictate how soon a given person will no longer be able to resolve a deleted domain name. It usually goes something like this: 1. Customer submits a request to their registrar and/or hosting company that their domain name be deleted. A registrar is the company that you actually purchase the domain from; this is often the same as your hosting company. This is a list of registrars. http://www.internic.com/regist.html 2. The registrar submits the deletion request to the root servers controlled by ICANN. These entries are deleted and added continually throughout each day. If they are also hosting your site they will delete the DNS records that they have on their servers. This article will explain the "root servers" if you are not clear on what they do. http://www.internic.net/faqs/authoritative-dns.html 3. As soon as the DNS records are deleted from the root servers all other DNS servers on the internet will start to drop that domain from their registries when they update. This last step of the process can take days as the change is replicated throughout the world and caches are cleared. When any given person notices this change will depend on what DNS servers and resolves they connect to and how often they are set to update. Normally 24 ? 72 hours. If you are looking to get a domain that some else is dropping there is often a 30 grace period where no one can register the domain. This is to ensure that the domain was not erroneously dropped. It gives them time to correct the mistake. http://www.afilias.info/faqs/rgp I hope that this has help to give you a fuller understanding of the process and answers your question. If you require any additional information please post a request for clarification and I will be happy to help. Thanks!
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