When an active domain name expires, it may still be renewed by the present owner for about 2 months after the expiration and even though it won't be active, it cannot be taken by anyone else. When the domain is not renewed by that time, however, it enters a 5-day deletion period and after that it's released to the general public. During the deletion period everybody will be able to submit a backorder for the domain through an ICANN-licensed domain registrar and the company will use its registry channel in order to make an effort to register the domain on behalf of the user as soon as it is available. Because many registrars may attempt to obtain a certain domain and names are acquired on first-come, first-serve basis, there isn't any guarantee that employing such an automated service will grant you ownership over it, still this is the most effective way to get an attractive domain name because trying to register it personally almost certainly means that you will be way too late.

Domain Backorder in Dedicated Servers

As we're a licensed registrar, we have included a backorder section in the billing Control Panel of our dedicated servers, so you can take full advantage of this service quick and easy without having to open another account. When you go to this section, you'll find a full list of the domain names that will become available in the next 5 days. Using the filters we have added, you can browse domains which will be erased on a particular date, and select their extension and length. Furthermore, you can search by an exact phrase or use a dictionary option that will filter all domains which are just random groups of letters and numbers. It takes only a mouse click to place a backorder for any domain name from the list and if we register it successfully, you'll be able to control it right away from the very same Control Panel. In the event that someone else takes the required domain, the money will be added as credit to your account and won't be wasted.