When a domain name expires, there is a period of a little over eight weeks when it is not active, but could still be renewed by its current owner. During this time, the domain cannot be taken by anybody else, but in case it's not renewed, it enters the so-called Pending Deletion period that lasts 5 days. This is when ICANN-accredited registrar companies take backorders for this type of domain names. In case a given name is backordered, the registrar will attempt to register it for the customer as soon as it is deleted and offered to the general public, which gives people an opportunity to get a short and easy to remember domain which may have been employed by someone else up to now. In the event that the domain is rather attractive, a couple of companies can try to register it in the same time and since this happens on a first-come, first-serve basis, there is no guarantee that a particular person will have that domain. Nevertheless, using a backorder service will give you a much better chance to obtain a particular domain than if you try to register it manually.
Domain Backorder in Web Hosting
All web hosting
packages that we provide include a domain backorder service as a standard as we partner with an ICANN-licensed domain registrar. You'll be able to order a domain from your Hepsia Control Panel where you will find a list of all the domain names planned to be deleted in the following few days. Handy filters will enable you to narrow this list, so instead of searching through thousands of names, you'll be able to search for a particular phrase, specify the extension and the length, or browse only domain names which will be erased on a specific date. The filters will save you a considerable amount of time and placing a backorder will take you just a single click. If we get the domain that you wish to have, it'll be available inside your Control Panel quickly. In case we're not successful, the money for it will be available inside your account and you will be able to use it for other domains - new registrations, renewals and / or backorders.
Domain Backorder in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We have decided to add a domain name backorder service to the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with all semi-dedicated hosting
accounts, so you will not need to subscribe to a different platform. This service will enable you to register a domain and host it in a single place. All domains planned to be erased in the coming days will be placed in the Backorder part of Hepsia and you can browse them in alphabetical order. To narrow the number, you will be able to search by an exact phrase, set the minimum and maximum number of characters the domain should contain, and select a given extension. You'll also be able to search through domains by the date they'll be erased. Since there is no 100% guarantee that we shall be able to register a particular domain name, if our attempt is not successful, the funds for that domain will be available as a credit inside your account and will not be lost.