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DOMAIN BACKORDER FAQs
A domain backorder allows you to reserve a domain currently registered to someone else. If that domain name expires, you get a chance to register it before it's available to the public. After you backorder a domain name, we check its status daily and send you email notifications whenever there's a change. After the current registration expires, we attempt to capture the domain name before the registry releases it to the public. If we are successful and you are the only backorder holder, you become the domain name registrant. If there are multiple backorder holders, you can participate in an auction to win the domain name.
When you backorder a domain name, we apply your payment to the domain name when it expires. If you're the only one who backordered the domain name, it's yours at no additional cost. If it goes to auction, we use your backorder payment to place the opening bid. You can continue to bid on the domain name, or simply move your backorder credit to another domain name.
While no domain backorders orders are guaranteed, we will make every attempt to acquire it on your behalf. If the current registrant doesn't renew the domain name, we use every registration channel at our disposal to register it for you. Our backorder process gives all of our customers the chance to get the domain names they want. If your domain name backorder is unsuccessful, you can keep the backorder on the same domain to try again the next time it expires. Or, you can change your backorder to a different domain at no cost to you.
If you purchase a domain name backorder, we notify you as soon as it becomes available. Plus, when you place a backorder at GoDaddy, we give you free daily monitoring tools to keep an eye on the domain name.
Every domain backorder includes:
- Free Domain Monitoring
- A one-year membership to GoDaddy Auctions®
- One year of domain name registration, with proceeds going toward your first bid if the domain name you backordered goes to auction
You can log in to your GoDaddy account to view and monitor your backorder in the Domain Manager. That's where we display all of the important information you need, including status updates and the domain name's expiration date.
If we are successful in our attempt to secure your dream domain, we register the domain name to you and then put it in your account within 45 days. One year of domain name registration is included in the cost of your backorder. Annual discounts are available on NEW purchases only. Products will automatically renew until canceled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your GoDaddy account.