When a domain expires, there is a time period of a little over sixty days when it's not active, but may still be renewed by the current owner. During this time, the domain cannot be taken by anybody else, but in case it's not renewed, it goes into the so-called Pending Deletion period which lasts 5 days. This is the time when ICANN-accredited registrar companies take backorders for such domains. When a particular name is backordered, the registrar will attempt to register it for the customer the second it is deleted and available to the public, which gives people the opportunity to get a short and easy to remember domain that may have been used by somebody else up until this moment. In the event that the domain is quite attractive, a couple of companies can try to register it in the same time and since this happens on a first-come, first-serve basis, there's no guarantee that a particular person will have that domain name. Nonetheless, using a backorder service will give you a much better chance to acquire a specific domain than if you try to register it yourself.
Domain Backorder in Cloud Hosting
All cloud hosting plans that we provide include a domain backorder service as a standard as we partner with an ICANN-licensed registrar. You could order a domain right from your Hepsia Control Panel where you will see a list of all domains scheduled to be erased in the next few days. Useful filters will help you to narrow the list, so instead of going through thousands of names, you will be able to search for a certain phrase, specify the extension and the length, or browse only domains that will be erased on a given date. The filters will save you lots of time and placing a backorder will take you literally a single mouse click. If we get the domain name that you'd like to have, it'll be available in your Control Panel without delay. If we're not successful, the money for it will be available inside your account and you shall be able to use it for other domains - new registrations, renewals or backorders.