- 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 6-10 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.
- What is a User Auction?
Great news, we have expanded our Marketplace and we now support User Auctions! With our new User Auctions feature, Dynadot users can list a domain for auction, and the highest bidder may then receive the domain in their Dynadot account. If you want to bid on a User Auction domain: Auctions last for 7 days, and you can bid anytime during that period. If a bid is received in the last 5 minutes of an auction, the end time will be extended by 5 minutes. This can happen up to 20 times before the auction's "end time" is set. You may place a proxy bid for higher than the current minimum bid. If someone else places a bid, the system will automatically bid for you until your max proxy bid amount is reached. Once a domain has been listed for auction, the auction cannot be cancelled or modified by the seller. If you are the highest bidder when the auction ends, you have 3 calendar days to pay for the auction. Once you pay, the domain is moved into your Dynadot account. To bid on an auction, first create a Dynadot account if you do not have one. We require at least $5 account spending before you can participate in our User Auctions. You can prepay $5 into your account and use the account credit to pay for your first won auction, or any other purchase with us. Domains won in our User Auctions will be placed in "Buy Lock" status for 30 days. NOTE: Domains purchased from a User Auction will not be renewed, and will retain their original expiry date. If you want to list your domain for auction: We have a step-by-step guide on how to list your domain for auction. The auction will start immediately after you click the "Auction Domain" button. YOU CANNOT CANCEL THE AUCTION ONCE IT STARTS. Dynadot's auction commission is 10% of the final price. There is no listing fee at this time. All Dynadot User Auctions will last for 7 days. Once a domain has been listed in our User Auctions it cannot be unlocked, deleted, moved to another Dynadot account, or transferred to another registrar. It is not possible to auction a domain that expires in less than 15 days as the processing period will take 5-20 days. Auction proceeds are given in account credit. This credit can be used as payment for any future orders placed at Dynadot. NOTE: Dynadot now supports Payouts.
- I paid for my winning Expired Domain Auction, why is it still processing?
Expired Domain Auction wins take 3-4 days to process as you are waiting out the tail-end of the original registrant's renewal grace period. If not renewed, the domain will be added to your account just as soon as this period is over. In rare cases, a domain won at auction will not be added to your account because it was renewed by the original registrant. If you need an exact date and time for when your auction order will complete processing, please email email@example.com and include your order number in the subject line. NOTE: Once the domain is added to your account, it will be in "Auction Lock" status.
- 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?
- 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.
- How accurate are your Expired Auction traffic and revenue stats?
Our Expired Domain Auctions offer information about the monthly revenue, monthly visitors, inbound links, and age of the domain. We use well-known third party parking companies to park expired domain names. The stats we publish on the Expired Domain Auctions page are directly from these companies. We also use EstiBot Domain Appraiser to provide an estimated value of the domain name in our auctions. According to EstiBot, they use a "statistically derived model to calculate the value of a domain name based on over one hundred internal and external domain attributes. Internal attributes include domain length, extension, word count, pronunciation and other characteristics directly linked to a specific domain". More information about EstiBot's methodology is available here.
- Do you have a backordering service?
Yes, we have an awesome domain backorder service available in our marketplace! We offer backorders on the following top-level domains: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .CO, .TV, .CC, .US, .BIZ, and .INFO. You can place a domain backorder request for a domain that is pending deletion if you have completed at least one successful order with us in the last 365 days and haven't been banned from our auctions. If you don't qualify for the former, you can prepay into your account now. You will also need to set your marketplace default payment settings in your account. After you place a domain backorder, we will try to catch the domain as it drops, but we cannot guarantee that will catch it for you. If we do catch it and you're the only person who placed a backorder request, then an order will be created for you and you will have 47 hours to pay for the domain. Then, the domain will be placed in your account once your order is complete. If you do not pay for the domain, you will be banned from our auctions. In the case of multiple backorder requests, there will be a backorder auction. Have your eye on a domain, but don't see it in our backorders yet? Add it to your domain watch list! Learn more about domain backorders Remove a backorder request you've placed See a list of the backorders you've requested Find out how to place your bid in our backorder auction
- If I win a domain in the Expired Auction, does the creation date change?
No, the creation date for a domain won in our Expired Auction would not change as it is not a newly registered domain, meaning it was not released from the central registry and registered as a brand-new registration. For instance, if a domain was registered (created) on February 1, 2015, the creation date would remain February 1, 2015.
- Is my domain eligible to be listed for a User Auction?
Most domains would be eligible to be listed for auction, however there can be some exceptions: .IN domains cannot be listed for auction. Domains that expire in less than 15 days cannot be listed for auction. Domains that still have grace hours cannot be listed. Domains that are under a "Buy Lock" status or an "Auction Lock" status cannot be listed for auction
- 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.