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  • How do I add domains to the watchlist?

    A domain watchlist is a list of domains that someone wants to track. To add domains to your watch list, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Tools" from the left-side menu bar and click "Watchlist" in the drop-down. Click the "Add Domains" button. Enter the domain name(s) you want to add in the "Watchlist" box. Press the "Add to Watchlist" button to save your changes. You can also add domains to your watchlist directly from our Expired Auctions, Marketplace, and Backorders by clicking on the domain you are interested in and clicking "Add to Watchlist". How do I remove a domain from my watchlist?

  • What is a backorder (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 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 backorder auction for the domain. To place a domain backorder request with us, the following is required: You must have recent order history with Dynadot. This means either having a balance of, or making a payment, that meets the minimum amounts listed below. If you are new to Dynadot, 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. Minimum payment/balance amount is $5 USD, or its equivalent. While conversion rates do fluctuate, that will be around 4.25 Euros, 35 RMB, 6.25 CAD, 100 MXN, or 3.75 GBP. These currencies cannot be combined. Visit our 'Supported Backorder TLDs' help page to see our up-to-date list of TLDs that have drop catch support.

  • How do I remove a backorder request for a pending delete domain?

    You should be able to remove a backorder request on a pending delete domain in our drop catch as long as the domain has not yet dropped. To remove a backorder request for a pending delete domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Aftermarket" from the left-side menu bar and click "Backorder Requests" from the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you wish to cancel. Press the "Delete Request" button to cancel your backorder request. Please note that when you placed your backorder, you agreed to pay for it. Any backorder requests that you do not remove will require payment or you risk being banned from our auctions. Learn more about our backorders or how to place a backorder request.

  • Can I list my .IN domain in the Marketplace?

    Unfortunately, you cannot list your .IN domain in our Marketplace. The .IN registry does not allow it. What is a Marketplace domain? How do I list my domain for sale in your Marketplace?

  • How do I list my domain for sale in your Marketplace?

    Our Marketplace is the place to buy and sell domains! Setting your domain for sale is easy. You just need to follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you wish to list for sale. Select "Sell Domain" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. Select "Marketplace" from the drop-down menu and click the "Save Settings" button. Your domain will be defaulted to "make offer" for the listing. If you want to set a certain price and set a category and/or subcategory, you can edit your listing under the "My Marketplace" menu. You can also add website and description details here. IMPORTANT: Dynadot marketplace commission fee is 5% of the sold price. There is no listing fee at this time. The processing period will take 6-10 days. The listing may be put on pending sale status while we wait for the payment to clear, up to 5 days. Domain sale proceeds are given in account credit by default. This credit can be used as payment for any future orders placed at Dynadot. Dynadot now supports Payouts. Looking for your next domain name? Enter keywords into our domain suggestion tool and discover quality domains that are available for registration.

  • How do I bid on a User Auction?

    Dynadot now offers User Auctions! Domains listed in our User Auctions have been listed by Dynadot users themselves! To place a bid in a User Auction, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Find the domain you want to bid on on the "User Auctions" page, under the "Aftermarket" section of our site. Click on the domain name itself. In the price box, enter your proxy bid amount. Check the box below to acknowledge that you will pay for this auction if you win and to acknowledge that you agree to our Service Agreement. Press the "Place Bid" button to place your bid. NOTE: If a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of the auction, the auction time will be extended for another 5 minutes. There is no limit to the number of times an auction may be extended before the auction's final "end time" is set. Domains won in our User Auctions will be placed in "Buy Lock" status for 30 days. Please note that domains won in our User Auctions will not be renewed with the order, and any renewal cost would not be included in the final price.

  • How do I remove a domain from my watchlist?

    A domain watchlist is a list of domains that someone wants to track. To remove a domain from your watch list, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Tools" from the left-side menu bar and click "Watchlist" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you want to remove. Click on the "Delete" button to save your changes. How do I add domains to the watchlist?

  • Is the domain I won in the User Auction renewed?

    No, domains that are won in our User Auctions are NOT renewed as part of the purchase. If you would like to renew the domain, this would not be included in the cost of the auction.

  • How do I pay in installments?

    Dynadot supports installment payment plans for marketplace and auction orders. As a buyer, here's how to select this as an option, depending on where you're purchasing the domain from. For Marketplace Domains:If this option is available for the domain you're interested in purchasing, you'll see the options “Buy Now” or “Pay in Installments”. Click the “Pay in Installments” option. Specify your installment term. For Auction Domains:If this option is available for the domain you're interested in purchasing, you'll see “Installment payment option is available for this auction” on the bidding page. From within your account control panel, click "Aftermarket" in the left-side menu bar. Click "Auction Bids". On the "Auction Bids" screen, click the “Set Installment Plan” option. Specify your installment term. NOTE: You can edit the installment term by following those same steps. In order to use the installment plan for auction domains, you must opt into the installment option before the auction ended. Once the auction ends, this option is no longer available. Any installment terms will also be fixed. For Make Offer Sales: Once both you and the seller have agreed on a price using our Make Offer System , you'll see the options “Buy Now” and “Pay in Installments”. After clicking “Pay in Installments”, specify your installment term. To make manual payment(s) on upcoming installments: From within your account control panel, click "Installment Plan" in the left-side menu bar. Click "Outgoing Payments". Select the domain(s) you would like to make payment on. And click 'Make a payment'. Select the number of payment(s) you would like to make (click 'Select All' if you want to pay the domain in full). Then click 'Send to cart'. Autopay options:For user auctions:Please follow these steps (aftermarket autopay is not applicable for marketplace sales. Please follow the separate steps below for instruction to set autopay for marketplace sales on installment payment plan).NOTE: This must be set prior to the order completing. For marketplace sales: From within your account control panel, click "Installment Plan" in the left-side menu bar. Click "Outgoing Payments". Select the domain you would like to make payment on. Click the payment method tab. Select autopay. Select 'ON' then choose your method. Finally save your method. NOTE: You must agree to the terms of the installment payment in order to proceed in any of the above scenarios. The minimum order cost for installment payments is $100 USD. The minimum number of installments is 2. The maximum number of installments is 12. Your initial payment will include the cost of the installment AND an additional 15% down. The sale proceeds are credited to the seller as we receive payments from the buyer, typically on a monthly basis, unless the buyer has chosen to pay the remaining sum earlier. Sales are added to the sellers account as Dynadot account credit, but can be paid out on request. More information on Installment Payment Plan

  • By how much will my bid be increased when proxy bidding in a Marketplace auction?

    The amount by which your bid is increased will depend on the current bid. As the current price goes up, so will the amount of your bid. Automatic bidding will stop when your max proxy bid is reached. Bid Increments

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