backorder domain names that I didn't register?
Backordering domain names that you did not register can be useful if
you want to own a few domain names that are already registered by
DomainAlert Pro keeps you in the loop on domains'
expiration dates and any changes to their status—and if and when the
desired domain names become available, DomainAlert Pro will
backorder the domain names immediately for you.
When can I
register an expired domain name?
Most registrars allow a grace period after a
domain name expires for the registrant to renew it. That grace period
can be as short as one to two weeks or as long as one year in some
cases. If the current registrant does not renew it within the allotted
time frame, then that domain name should become available. The actual
grace period is different for each individual registrar. Once they
release the domain name, you will be able to register it through us.
If you backorder domain names using our DomainAlert Pro service, we
will attempt to register the domain names for you as soon as they
What does the
status of domain names mean?
There are 23 domain status codes that you may come
across when using the DomainAlert Pro service that allows you to
backorder domain names. This is not as complex as it sounds. Most
of these statuses are variations of a few basic states.
Let’s start with the basics. A domain can be
ACTIVE or OK. This is the normal state for a domain name. Domains can
also be placed in a LOCK or HOLD status. The registrant of a domain
name might do this to prevent its settings from being casually altered
by his or her associates.
Complete list of domain name status codes.
What is DomainAlert Pro Backordering?
DomainAlert Pro allow you to monitor and backorder
domain names even if the domain names are already registered by other
people. Once an expired domain name is released and made available for
registration, DomainAlert Pro will automatically register the domain
name for you.
A DomainAlert Pro account also includes the
ability to track and notify you of any changes to a monitored domain's
registrar, status, expiration date, or nameservers.
Many registrar's put domain names up for auction
once domain names have expired. Should backordered domain names go to
auction at The Domain Name Aftermarket, your backorder domain names
cost is used to place the opening bid. If nobody else places a bid on
the name, the domain is awarded to you, subject to rights of the
previous domain holder. If somebody else bids on the name, you receive
an outbid notice and are given the chance to raise your bid on the
name or move your backorder to another name.
Am I guaranteed registration of a domain name using DomainAlert Pro
Tracking domain names can be useful if you want to
backorder domain names that happen to be registered by someone else.
DomainAlert Backordering keeps you in the loop on domains' expiration
date and any changes to their status—and if and when the desired
domain names becomes available, the service immediately attempts to
register them for you. It is possible for the owner of the domain to
renew their domain name registration during the redemption period.
If a backordered domain name becomes available,
but our service fails to acquire it due to the owner redeeming the
domain name during the redemption period for example, you can monitor
another domain name by reassigning the backordering domain names
account to another domain name. In the event of an unsuccessful
acquisition attempt, DomainAlert Pro notifies you by email. You can
then apply the backordering service to another domain name.
DomainAlert Pro Backordering
To backorder domain names
Log or create an account at our
Under the Domain Names section,
select Domain Monitoring/Backordering.
Click Set up Account to monitor
In the Domain Name field, type
the domain name you want to monitor.
In the Email Address fields,
type the addresses that you want to use for domain monitoring
If you want DomainAlert to send you a weekly
email message, even if there were no changes to the domain that you
are monitoring, select the Check to send emails even if
there's no change check box under your email addresses.
What is DomainAlert
Pro Investor’s Edge?
DomainAlert Pro Investor's Edge is a monthly
subscription service that allows you to review a list of more than
95,000 expiring domain names. All the names on this power list are
updated daily. You can backorder domain names on this list the moment
you see it. So, not only do you have the edge of knowing what will
soon be available, you can place your order right away.
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