What is DomainAlert?
DomainAlert is a
service that monitors and tracks the settings of domain names.
DomainAlert detects any changes to a domain’s registrar, status,
expiration date, or name servers, and sends you an email message
whenever these settings change.
What's the difference between the basic
DomainAlert and DomainAlert Pro?
The basic DomainAlert notification service
monitors all domains registered with us.
DomainAlert Pro provides several additional
Monitor Domains not Registered by You
Add Additional Email Contacts
Optional Weekly “No Change” Notifications
What is DomainAlert Pro Backordering?
Backordering domain names is easy with
DomainAlert Pro Backordering. You may 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.
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.
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. DomainAlert Pro Investor's Edge allows backordering
domain names from this list. So, not only do you have the edge of knowing what will soon be
available, you can place your order right away.
Why monitor a domain that I didn't register?
Monitoring a domain that you did not register can
be useful if you have your eyes on a particular domain that happens to
be registered by someone else.
DomainAlert Backordering keeps you in the loop on
a domain’s expiration date and any changes to its status—and if and
when the desired domain becomes available, the DomainAlert
Backordering immediately attempts to register it to you.
Backordering domain names is very easy with DomainAlert Pro
What does the status of a domain name mean?
There are 23 domain status codes that you may come
across when using the DomainAlert Pro service that allows backordering
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.
list of domain name status codes.
When can I register an expired domain?
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.
In many cases, soon-to-be-expired domains will be
put up for auction. If the current registrant fails to renew the
registration within the allotted grace and subsequent redemption
periods, you can attempt to obtain the domain by placing a bid for it.
Am I guaranteed registration of a domain using
DomainAlert Pro Backordering?
Tracking a domain can be useful if you want to
register a domain that happens to be registered by someone else.
DomainAlert Backordering domain names keeps you in the loop on that domain’s
expiration date and any changes to its status—and if and when the
desired domain becomes available, the service immediately attempts to
register it to you.
What if DomainAlert Pro Backordering fails to
seize a backordered domain?
If a backordered domain name becomes available, but our
service fails to acquire it, you can monitor another domain by
reassigning the backordering account to another domain. In the event
of an unsuccessful acquisition attempt, DomainAlert Backordering
domain names notifies you by email message. You can then apply the backordering
service to another domain.
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