What is a domain backorder? How exactly does the backorder process function?
Domain backorder is a service made available by ICANN-approved providers and it's the easiest way to acquire a good domain that was owned by some third party and was left to expire. When the registration period of a domain name has ended, the latter becomes inactive, but is not deleted instantly. Instead, its owner has 2 months to renew it. Provided this doesn't happen, the domain name enters a deletion period which lasts about 5 days and following that it gets deleted, so everyone can register it. The backorder service will enable you to make an order for such a domain with a registrar company and they will make an effort to register it instantly once it is on the market. That way, you'll be able to get a short and attractive domain name for your website and although such domains are registered on a first -come, first-serve basis and there's no warranty that you'll get the desired domain, using an automated system provides you with a much better chance than if you keep checking whether the domain is deleted and try to get it manually.
Domain Backorder in VPS Hosting
As we work with an ICANN-licensed registrar, we offer a domain backorder service with all our hosting plans, which includes the virtual private servers
. You'll find the complete list of all domain names which will be erased in the next days in your VPS billing Control Panel and making an order for any of them will take you a single click. Since the list is quite large, we've added several filters which will enable you to find the right domain names - choose the domain extension and the minimum/maximum length, check the domains which will be deleted on a particular date, view only domain names which contain dictionary words or enter a string of characters of your choosing. As backordering a domain can't guarantee that we'll be able to register it, you'll still be able to use the money from the order for other services in case that the registration attempt is unsuccessful.
Domain Backorder in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you have a dedicated server
from our firm, you'll be able to backorder a domain from the comfort of your billing Control Panel and will never need to register for another platform as we work with an ICANN-certified registrar. A separate section in the Control Panel is dedicated to this specific service and you'll find a list of all domains scheduled to be erased there. Using the filters which we've added for your convenience, you can easily choose to view domain names from a particular date, to set the maximum and minimum length and to select an extension, thus narrowing the list you will have to browse through. You can also enter a given phrase or select to see domain names that contain dictionary words and are not just a random mix of letters and numbers. It takes only a click to order any domain from the list and in case we are unable to register it before somebody else does that, you won't lose the money as it will be added as a credit to your account.