When a domain name expires, there's a period of a little over 2 months when it's not active, but can still be renewed by its current owner. During this time period, the domain cannot be taken by anybody else, but if it isn't renewed, it gets into the so-called Pending Deletion period which lasts 5 days. This is the time when ICANN-accredited registrar companies take backorders for such domain names. In case a given name is backordered, the registrar will attempt to register it for the customer the second it's deleted and accessible to the general public, which gives people an opportunity to get a short and easy to remember domain which may have been used by somebody else until now. If the domain is rather attractive, a couple of companies may 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 get that domain name. Nevertheless, using a backorder service will give you a much better chance to obtain a particular domain than if you try to register it personally.
Domain Backorder in Website Hosting
All website hosting packages that we provide include a domain backorder service as a standard as we partner with an ICANN-authorized domain registrar. You may order a domain right from your Hepsia Control Panel where you will see a list of all the domain names scheduled to be erased in the following few days. Helpful filters will allow you to narrow this list, so instead of browsing through thousands of names, you could search for a specific phrase, specify the extension as well as the length, or browse only domain names that will be deleted on a particular date. The filters will save you considerable time and placing a backorder will take you just one mouse click. If we get the domain name that you would like to have, it will be available in your Control Panel quickly. In the event that we are not successful, the funds for it will be available inside your account and you'll be able to use it for other domains - new registrations, renewals and / or backorders.