Domain in redemption status - advice on course of action
I had a domain.
I also had major issues with the webhost through which i registered and hosted the site. Among other things, they were overcharging me and we entered a long period of email exchanges to sort our disagreements.
I had other sites to tend to and did not renew the website which has now entered a redemption period.
Webhost claims i must pay $160 to get my name back.
I want the domain back. I obviously dont want to pay $160.
And even if i decide to pay this fee, i definitely want to move it to a new host.
I believe the redemption period is 30-40 days, after which it goes back into the market at regular price.
So, i was thinking of purchasing the same name but xxx_dot_net instead of xxx_dot_com
Once the dot com domain name entered the market again, i would purchase it at regular price.
Is this a good plan?
Should i backorder the dot com now too?
Your help suggestions be very appreciated.