Domain Drop Times for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO & .ME

In the previous post, we look at the date when expired domains will become available. However, the date alone not is not sufficient if you are really interested to catch the expired domain. There are many other people may want to have the domain, so you need to focus on the actual drop times.

Domain drop times are depending upon the extension. Please find the drop time of .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO & .ME in the table below.

Extension Drop Time Time Zone Relative to UTC
.COM & .NET 1.00pm to 2.15pm US Central Standard Time (CST) UTC-6 or UTC-5 (Summer)
.ORG 2.30pm to 3.30pm Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) UTC
.INFO 10.00am to 10.30am Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) UTC
.ME 2.30am to 3.00am Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) UTC

Domain Names Deletion Cycle

Recently, I just have gotten myself involved in domain investing. I found that there are too many domains with good names are purchased, but not used. The owner maybe invested in the domain or no longer interested to develop it. If the owner no longer interested to develop it, he may be let the domain to expire & there is a chance for others to catch it.

After the domain expired, it will be made available to general public within 80 days if the owner not renewed it within this period. The process called Domain Deletion Cycle. The table below is the information regarding this cycle.

No Cycle Name Duration Description
1 Active 1 – 10 years The owner may register or renew the domain up to 10 years.
2 Expired 1 – 45 days DNS & email functionality no longer works, but the owner may renew the domain. Registrar is allowed to send delete command to the registry.
3 Redemption Grace Period 30 days WHOIS record will be deleted, and the domain is not useable. The owner may renew the domain, but it may cost nearly $200.
4 Deletion 5 days The domain will be deleted from the registry at the end of 5 days.
5 Available The domain is available again to be registered.

You may use Domain Drop Date Tools to find or the drop date for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .US domains.