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What is a backorder aka drop catch?


After a domain expires and passes its renewal grace period and redemption period, the domain is "dropped" or re-released to the public for registration. Before it is re-released, you can use a drop catch or backorder service to place a request to register the dropping domain. Then, the backorder service will attempt to register the domain for you as soon as it drops. Most domains are dropped from the central registry 75 days after their expiration date.

Dynadot Backorders

We support drop catch on the following top-level domains: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .CO, .TV, .CC, .US, .BIZ, and .INFO.

If a domain receives one or more backorder requests, our drops system will try to catch it for you. If we are successful and you were the only backorder request, an order will be created for you and the domain will be placed into your account after the order is completed. If there are multiple backorder requests, there will be a private 3-day auction for the domain.

To place a domain backorder request with us, the following is required:

  • You must have completed a successful order with us within the last 365 days. If you are new to Dynadot or do not have a recent order history, the easiest way to fulfill this requirement is by creating a prepay order.
  • You must not be banned from our auctions.
  • You will also need to set up your marketplace default payment settings in your account.

Please note that there is a limit to the number of backorder requests you can place.


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