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

    Dynadot has a domain backorder service available in our marketplace. You can place a backorder on a pending delete domain and we will try to catch it for you as it "drops" or is re-released to the public for registration. To place a backorder request, you must first meet the following requirements: You must have $5 in account balance or have successfully completed an order of $5+ in 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 cannot be banned from our auctions. You must set your marketplace default payment settings in your account. You are now ready to place a backorder request. Here is how it works: If there is only one backorder placed, an order will be created and we will do our very best to catch the domain for you. Please understand there is no guarantee we will be successful. These domains are being dropped by the central registry and there may be competition from other domain registrars. If there are multiple backorders for the same domain, a backorder auction will be held. The starting bid will be $5 over the backorder price and will be placed for the customer who first placed the backorder. Learn more about our backorders or how to place a bid in our backorder auctions.

  • 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 modified, but can be cancelled the seller until a bid is placed. 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 MODIFY THE AUCTION ONCE IT STARTS, but an auction can be cancelled until a bid is placed. 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.

  • How do I list my domain in Dynadot's User Auctions?

    You can now auction your domains with our new User Auctions feature! Auctioning your domain is easy, just follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Before you can list a domain for auction, you will need to unlock your 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 you wish to list for auction, and select "Sell Domain" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. Select "Auction" from the drop-down list. Set a "Starting Price" for your auction listing. If you would like to use one of our auction landing pages, check the “Auction Landing Page” option, and select the template you would like to use. Please note that this will override any DNS or name server settings currently being used, but the current settings will stay saved in your Dynadot account. Click the "Auction Domain" button to list your domain for auction. IMPORTANT: The auction will start immediately after you click the "Auction Domain" button. YOU CANNOT MODIFY THE AUCTION ONCE IT STARTS, but an auction can be cancelled until a bid is placed. 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 by default. This credit can be used as payment for any future orders placed at Dynadot. NOTE: Dynadot now supports Payouts.

  • How do I set up Afternic?

    Afternic is one of our domain marketplace partners. If your domain has not been added to Afternic yet, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Afternic account. Go to "Sell Domains," then "Add Domains to Sell." Enter your domain(s) in the text area and click "Continue to Step 2". For the "Promotion Level", choose "DLS Premium". Enter the selling price for the domain and click "Continue to Step 3". Click on the "Finished" button. NOTE: It may take a few days for your domain to be active in Afternic DLS. To confirm on the Dynadot side, please 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) requiring confirmation. From the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu, choose the "Set Afternic" option. Select "Confirm Afternic" from the drop-down list. Click on the "Save Settings" button. 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.

  • How do I remove SedoMLS from my domain in my Dynadot account?

    Sedo is one of our domain marketplace partners. To remove SedoMLS from a domain name, please use the following steps: Log into 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(s) you want to remove from SedoMLS and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "Set SedoMLS" from the "Bulk Action" list. Select "Delete from SedoMLS" from the drop down list. Click on the "Save Settings" button. Looking to add SedoMLS to your domains instead? Learn how

  • Which TLDs are supported in your Expired Domain Auctions?

    We have a massive selection of top-level domains (TLDs) available for you; ranging from .com, .tv, .name and many, many more. We currently have over 275 and regularly add more. Please visit our Expired Auctions page and search for the TLD you are looking for using the TLD filter. 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 does selling a domain using the Make Offer system work?

    1. First, you would need to create your listing. 2. When a potential buyer sends you an offer, a chat will be created between you and them. 3. You will be able to view your chats by clicking My Marketplace in the left-side menu bar, then clicking Offers In/Out from the dropdown. 4. If you do not like the initial offer, you can choose to send a counter-offer. 5. Once you have agreed on a price, you will be prompted to finalize the sale by unlocking your account and selecting the currency for the order. 6. The link will be sent to the buyer, and you will be sent an email to notify you once the buyer has submitted the order. All messages can be access through your Dynadot control panel.

  • How do I download a list of the current Expired Auction domains?

    Find your next great domain in our Expired Domain Auctions! You can use the search options to search through the domains in our auctions on the page or you can download a list in a CSV file. To download a list of the current Expired Auction domains, please follow these steps: Navigate to the Expired Domains Auction page under our Domain Market section. Click on the blue "Download" button. Save the CSV file to your computer. Want to keep an eye a particular domain? Add it to your watch list. How do I participate in your Expired Domain Auctions? How do I place a bid on an Expired Domain Auction?

  • 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 "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain(s) requiring confirmation. From the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu, choose the "Set SedoMLS" option 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.

  • What is an Expired Domain Auction?

    When a domain is not renewed by the registrant, it is auctioned off. The highest bidder for the domain may then receive the domain in their Dynadot account. 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 also 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. If you are the highest bidder when the auction ends, you have 2 days to pay for the auction. Once you pay, the domain is moved into your Dynadot account in about 4 days, provided it is not renewed by the original Registrant. To bid on an auction, first create a Dynadot account if you haven't already. We require at least $5 account spending before you can participate in our expired domain auctions. You can prepay $5 into your account and use the account credit to pay for your first won auction or other purchase with us. NOTE: An Expired Auction may be cancelled if the original registrant renews the domain.

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