- Which TLDs are supported in your Expired Domain Auctions?
We have many top-level domains (TLDs) available for you to bid on in our Expired Domain Auctions. Here is the list of the TLDs supported in our auctions: .COM .NET .ORG .INFO .TV .MOBI .BIZ .ME .NAME .TEL .ASIA .XXX .AT .BE .CC .UK .CN .CO .DE .EU .FM .IM .LA .MX .PL .SO .SX .US .WS .CA .コム What is an Expired Domain Auction? How do I participate in your Expired Domain Auctions? How do I place a bid on an Expired Domain Auction?
- 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 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. We support drop catch on the following top-level domains: .COM .NET .ORG .CO .TV .CC .US .BIZ .INFO .MOBI .PRO .RED .BLUE .BLACK .PINK .GREEN .KIM .ORGANIC .LGBT .POKER .BET .VOTE .VOTO .PROMO .ARCHI .BIO .SKI This list is subject to change, please check our backorder page under the TLD drop down to see the most up-to-date list of available TLDs.
- How do I close my Marketplace listing?
Our Marketplace is the place to buy and sell domains! If you want to close your Marketplace listing, there are two says to do so: Option 1: Manage Domains 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 remove from our Marketplace. Select "Sale Settings" from the "Bulk action" drop-down menu. Set the "Not Sale" option and click the "Save Settings" button. Option 2: Active Listings Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Marketplace" from the left-side menu bar and click "Active Listings" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you want to close. Press the "Remove From Active Listings" button to save your changes. Your domain should disappear from the list on the page. You should now see your domain listed on the "Closed Listings" page under the "My Marketplace" drop down. Here you can choose to relist the domain by checking the box next it and pressing the "Make Active" button.
- Where can I see a list of domain backorders I have requested?
To view a list of your pending domain backorder requests, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Backorder Requests" from the "Marketplace" tab in the main menu. Your backorder request(s) are listed on this page. You can also remove a backorder request on on this page. Learn more about our backorders Learn how to place a backorder request
- How do I participate in your Expired Domain Auctions?
Our Expired Domain Auctions are a great way to pick up domains that are about to expire. There are a few requirements to participate: You must have a Dynadot Account (creating one is free). You must not be banned from our auctions. You must have completed a successful order payment of at least $2 with us within the last 365 days. If you are new to Dynadot or do not have a recent order history, the easiest way for you to fulfill this requirement is by creating a prepay order. Please note that the amount of the prepay will default to $100.00, but you can adjust this manually. Our expired auctions use proxy bidding. If you have the winning bid, you will be sent an email when the auction closes. There will be a very limited payment window (48 hours) before the order is cancelled, so we recommend using auto-pay for auction orders. NOTE: In rare cases, a domain won at auction will not be added to your account because it was renewed by the original registrant. If this occurs, your account will credited the full amount of the order. Because of the nature of the life-cycle of a domain, we must auction expiring domains at the tail-end of the original registrant's Renewal Grace Period. In most cases, this will not cause a problem and the domain will be added to your Dynadot account in 3-4 days. How do I place a bid on an Expired Domain Auction?
- What is the "Domain Sale" process for your Marketplace?
Our Marketplace has many domains listed for sale. Our "Domain Sale" process is structured to help potential buyers purchase the domain they want immediately without the hassle of contacting the seller directly. This benefits the seller too since it helps them sell more domains with less work. Here's how it works: A seller lists a domain for sale at a specific price in our Marketplace. An interested buyer sees this domain for sale and decides to buy it. He/she adds the domain to their shopping cart, checks out, and submits payment. Our system automatically moves the domain to the buyer's Dynadot account so they can use the domain immediately. The domain will stay on a "Buy Lock" status for 30 days. This prevents the buyer from moving the domain to another Dynadot account or transferring the domain to another domain registrar. The sale proceeds are credited to the seller's Dynadot account (minus a 5% Marketplace listing fee) after the processing period ends. NOTE: The processing period will take 5-20 days. The Marketplace listing fee is 5% of the listing price. There is no minimum listing fee at this time. The sale proceeds are credited as Dynadot account credit, but can be paid out on request.
- I won an Expired Auction domain, but my order was cancelled because the original owner renewed. How did this happen?
The original registrant normally has a Renewal Grace Period of 40 days to renew even if the domain is won in our Expired Domain Auctions. If the domain is renewed within that grace period, the Expired Auction order will be cancelled and the payment will be refunded. We understand other registrars have different policies, but we like to be fair to both parties. We give the original owner a full 40 days to recover their domain just in case they overlooked it.
- Do you have a limit to the number of backorder requests that can be submitted?
No, we do not limit the number of backorders that can be requested. We used to have a limit, but we have since removed it, so anyone can place as many backorders as they would like. Check out what's about to drop and make your request on our backorder page now! Learn more about our backorders Learn how to place a backorder request
- 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 "Backorder Requests" from the "Marketplace" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name and click on the "Delete from Pending List" button to save your changes. 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 Learn how to place a backorder request
- How do I set up SedoMLS?
To set up on Sedo's side, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Sedo account. Select "My Domains" from the "My Sedo" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain. Click on the "Activate SedoMLS Premium" button. A new screen should appear. Under the Registrar column, choose "Dynadot". Click on the "Activate SedoMLS Premium" button to save your changes. To confirm on Dynadot's side, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain(s) requiring confirmation. Click the "Set SedoMLS" icon Select "Confirm SedoMLS" from the drop-down menu. Click on the "Save Settings" button to confirm SedoMLS. NOTE: You will not be able to list domains registered with us until they qualify for transfer. Domains registered or transferred in the last 60 days will not qualify.