When a domain expires, there is a time period of a little over two months when it's not active, but could still be renewed by its current user. During this time, the domain cannot be taken by anybody else, but if it's not renewed, it gets into the so-called Pending Deletion period which lasts five days. This is when ICANN-accredited registrar companies accept backorders for this type of domains. In case a particular name is backordered, the registrar will try to register it for the customer right after it's deleted and accessible to the public, which gives people the opportunity to obtain a short and easy to remember domain which may have been used by someone else until now. In the event that the domain is really appealing, several companies could try to register it in the same time and because this happens on a first-come, first-serve basis, there's no warranty that a specific person will get that domain. Nonetheless, employing a backorder service will give you a much better chance to get a specific domain than when you try to register it yourself.
Domain Backorder in Shared Hosting
All shared hosting plans that we offer feature a domain backorder service as standard as we partner with an ICANN-authorized domain registrar. You'll be able to order a domain right from your Hepsia Control Panel where you will see a list of all domain names planned to be erased in the next several days. Handy filters will allow you to narrow this list, so rather than browsing through thousands of names, you will be able to search for an exact phrase, specify the extension as well as 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. In case we get the domain that you'd like to have, it'll be available inside your Control Panel instantly. If we are not successful, the funds for it will be available in your account and you will be able to use it for other domains - new registrations, renewals or backorders.
Domain Backorder in Dedicated Servers
If you have a dedicated server from our company, you shall be able to backorder a domain right from your billing Control Panel and will not need to register for a different platform since our company is a partner of an ICANN-certified registrar. An entire section in the Control Panel is focused on this specific service and you will find a long list of all domains scheduled to be erased there. Using the filters which we've added for your convenience, you'll be able to choose to see domains from a specific date, to define the maximum and minimum length and to pick an extension, thus narrowing the list you will have to go through. You may also enter a certain phrase or select to see domain names which include dictionary words and are not just a random combination of letters and numbers. It takes only a mouse click to order any domain from the list and if we're unable to register it before somebody else does that, you will not lose your money as it will be added as a credit to your account.