Getting your ideal domain doesn’t have to be a pipe dream.
Is your Domain name already taken? Secure a chance to grab the domain the INSTANT it becomes available with a Domain Backorder.
What is a domain backorder, anyway?
You know those little numbered tickets that you get at a supermarket? A domain backorder is kind of like that. If a previously owned domain becomes available, you’re in line to get it. Of course, there’s a little more to it than that.
Includes registration cost and ICANN fee.
Free daily monitoring keeps an eye on your domain.
Valid until successful. If you don't get the domain, just re-assign to a different name.
Domains are forever (except when they’re not)
Every year, there are thousands of domains that expire and don’t get renewed for one reason or another. If any of those are the domain you’re after, that’s when we swoop in and get it for you. We can do it with any .com, .co, .info, .org, .net, .me, .mobi, .us or .biz address.
Go for the win
Your dream domain could be someone else’s, too. If someone else wants the same domain you do, we’ll let you know. At that point, it goes up for auction. You can either bid to win or pass — it’s your call. Either way, someone new is getting that domain.
There are no losers here
Did you place the winning bid? Good job, you’re now the proud owner of your dream domain. If you didn’t, no big deal: Your backorder credits never expire, and you can transfer them to another domain. After all, dreams don’t die, they multiply.
Placing a domain backorder is essentially like putting a reservation on a domain name registered to someone else. If that domain name expires, you get a chance to register it before it’s available to the public.
For more information, visit our Domain Backorders and Monitoring support page
If you don’t know how to backorder a domain name, you’re not alone. The process can vary slightly from registrar to registrar, but the general process is the same across the Web. 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.
For more information, see Setting up Backorders.
While we cannot guarantee that you will secure your dream domain name, 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.
For more information, see Does Domain Backorders guarantee domain name registration?
If you purchase a domain name backorder, we notify you as soon as it becomes available. Plus, when you place a backorder at iiiHOST, we give you free daily monitoring tools to keep an eye on the domain name.
When you backorder a domain name at iiiHOST, we give you more than just an opportunity to secure your dream domain name.
The next step is to use your Domain Monitoring membership to monitor the progress of your backorder. 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.
You can log in to your iiiHOST 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.
For more information, see Viewing Your Backordered and Monitored Domain Names.
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 available on NEW purchases only. Products will automatically renew until canceled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your iiiHOST account.