About Domain Backorders
What is a domain backorder?
A domain backorder is offered by most registrars as a means of becoming the new owner of domain name after it completes the pending delete process and becomes available for registration.
How does it work?
By backordering a domain, you are essentially attempting to register it the moment that it drops through a means of high speed, electronic registration before the general public has the opportunity of manually registering it through a registrar/domain registration retailer.
Does backordering a domain guarantee I will be the next owner?
In short, the answer is no. While backordering a domain does give you an advantage over attempting to manually register a domain, it does not guarantee that you will be successful in capturing it. When a domain drops from pending delete, it becomes a metaphoric "jump ball" where multiple registrars and backordering services compete to be the first to acquire the domain. In most instances, retailers may have multiple backorders on the same domain and choose to hold an auction. The domain would then be awarded to the highest bidder.
What is the cost of backordering a domain?
The cost of the backorder depends on the service that you have elected to use however, they generally range between $25 and $80 in the case of common extensions. Digital Options offers domain backorders for $49 with no upfront fee. If we successfully capture your domain, you will be required to pay prior to retaining ownership.