When an active domain expires, it may still be renewed by the current owner for about 60 days after the expiration and even though it won't be active, it can't be used by anyone else. When the domain name is not renewed by that point, however, it gets into a 5-day deletion period and then it is available to the general public. During the deletion period anyone will be able to send a backorder for the domain through an ICANN-approved domain registrar and the company will use its registry channel to attempt to register the domain name for the user once it's available. Because quite a few registrars may try to obtain a certain domain and names are acquired on first-come, first-serve basis, there is no guarantee that using such an automated service will grant you possession over it, still this is the best way to get an appealing domain name because trying to register it manually almost certainly means that you'll be too late.

Domain Backorder in Web Hosting

All web hosting plans that we offer come with a domain backorder service by default as our company is a partner of an ICANN-approved domain registrar. You can order a domain right from your Hepsia Control Panel where you will find a list of all domains planned to be deleted in the next several days. Convenient filters will enable you to narrow this list, so rather than checking out thousands of names, you could search for an exact phrase, specify the extension and the length, or browse only domain names which will be erased on a given date. The filters will save you a considerable amount of time and placing a backorder will take you literally one click. In case we obtain the domain name that you want to have, it will be available in your Control Panel instantly. In the event that 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.