Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:24 PM
Actually, you have anywhere from 60 -90 days after a domain expires before it's up for grabs. I've been doing this for a few years now.
You have to understand and respect the grace period. It's the same if your bill expired, you don't want your services lost forever do you? Even here in the US,, after deliquent property taxes, even after they put up your property for sale due to taxes, and someone else buys it, you still have upto one year to pay off the taxes and regain your property, even after it's been bought.
As far as waiting for the domain name, just register another name just to get you started. But other than that, there's nothing much you can do about an expired domain name until it's up for grabs.
One Man's Opinion