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What is an expired domain name?
A domain expires when the owner does not pay the renewal fee. When a domain registration expires, it becomes available for a new registration.
How do I get an expired domain name?
The best opportunity to get an expired domain name is to place a back order on it.
- Search the list of expired domain names and find the one(s) you are interested in.
- Back order an expiring domain through our exclusive partner NameJet®.
- Receive notification when it is available to you. Or if someone else is also interested in it, you have the option of participating in an auction for it.
Can I register a domain as soon as it reaches the expiration date?
There is a common misconception that domains expire on their expiration date. If a domain registration is not renewed by its expiration date, the domain simply goes into "expired" status, which means all services are shut off. Typically, we provide a 35-day grace period during which the current holder can still renew it for the standard renewal fee. For more information please review our domain deletion policy.
When can I back order a domain name?
You can place a back order on a domain name after the expiration date has passed.
Can more than one person backorder a domain?
Yes, more than one person can request a backorder of the same domain. When this occurs the domain goes up for auction and is awarded to the highest bidder.
- Search our list for an expired domain name
- Bid on the expired domain
- If the current holder does not review the name it can be yours!