Question by o_O: What does WHOIS say if the domain is not renewed?
I have my eye on a domain. According to WHOIS it will expire soon. I am just wondering what the “expiry date” says if the owner won’t renew it.

I know it will become available after 70 days from the published expiry date. I am just wondering what the actual status says in the database if the owner hasn’t renewed it.

Does it say: “expired”
the domain is currently with Network Solutions.

Best answer:

Answer by livewyre
In my (limited) experience it will say that the domain is still registered to the same person despite the renewal date having passed, the only clue that it hasn’t been renewed is that the renewal date stays the same for the 70 days – presumably at that point it is available and has no WHOIS record?

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