When a domain expires, there's a period of a little over 2 months when it's inactive, but can still be renewed by the current user. During this time period, the domain cannot be taken by anybody else, but in case it is not renewed, it goes into the so-called Pending Deletion period which lasts 5 days. This is the time when ICANN-accredited registrar companies accept backorders for this type of domains. If a given name is backordered, the registrar will try to register it for the customer immediately after it's deleted and offered to the general public, which gives people an opportunity to obtain a short and memorable domain that may have been used by someone else until now. If the domain is really appealing, a couple of companies can try to register it in the same time and due to the fact that this happens on a first-come, first-serve basis, there's no warranty that a particular person will have that domain. Nevertheless, employing a backorder service will give you a much better chance to acquire a particular domain than if you attempt to register it personally.
Domain Backorder in Cloud Website Hosting
As we partner with an ICANN-licensed company, we offer domain name backorders with all cloud website hosting packages, so you will not need to sign up for a different account. An individual section within your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel will allow you to browse all domains which will be deleted in the next days and we've added several filters that will enable you to narrow the search. You may enter any word or phrase, set the minimum and maximum number of characters, select a particular deletion date or choose the extensions which should be viewable. Using the filters will save you time and efforts and if you find a domain that you'd like to have, you will be able to place an order for it with only a click. In case we're not able to register the chosen name, you will not lose the money you've paid us and you will be able to order other domains with it - new registrations or backorders.