I've registered my domain with and I've set up webhosting through What now?

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Got a question, hope someone can answer... I've registered my domain with and I've set up webhosting through What now? Looking forward for any comment. 2nd question I got is.. Hi.

I was trying to register a .org name which does not have a whois data (it dropped yeaterday).

But when I search any registrar then it says that the HostGator is not available to register ???.

I am not able to understand what is going on?..

Comments (11)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

But the problem is that I have checked each and every possible whois iPage site .. if the official iPage site to check whois is showing that HostGator is available then why am I not able to register it??..

Comment #2

GoDaddy would not allow you to register a HostGator which their whois shows as unavailable, even when in reality it is available..

Try places like NameCheap or Enom - last time I had a similar problem with GoDaddy I was able to reg it at Enom - directly or through a reseller such as NameCheap...

Comment #3

Ok the whois of namecheap and enom are also showing that "NOT FOUND" HostGator might be availale for registration.

But when I do a HostGator availability check to see if the HostGator can be reigstered or not it shows that HostGator is "taken".

.. I have tried this process with enom, namecheap, moniker, godaddy..

Comment #4

It's possible that the central registry database is messed up - I've seen it being the case with PIR when I used to follow the drops. Usually the problem would go away before too long, but if it doesn't by tomorrow morning you can always try contacting PIR and ask them to explain what may well be a bad data push on their part. Hopefully it wouldn't be too late if everyone else is encounterng the same problem right now...

Comment #5

Try it on if it shows primary/secondary dns then it's registered..


Comment #6

It's too late. For the name dropping in 24 hours shows "NOT FOUND"...

Comment #7


Still the same problem.

Do you mean to say that the HostGator has not actually dropped?..

Comment #8

Yes, the process is pending delete. The name is available on 14:30 GMT today...

Comment #9

So does this happen with every dropping .org name?.

It passes through the pending delete state.. it becomes deleted from the registry but still you cannot register it...

U can register it after 24hours of being deleted???.

Just confirming my doubts..

Comment #10

Maybe. I've seen several times when catching expired orgs. Currently once the whois data is deleted from and will available next 24 hours...

Comment #11

Ya the HostGator dropped after 24 hours...

And was bagged by someone else...

.org registry is weird.. (first they delete the names but dont release them for regging)..

Comment #12

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.