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  • How do I place a bid in your backorder auctions?

    If we received multiple backorder requests on a pending delete domain we caught, the domain will go into a backorder auction. If you placed the first backorder request for the domain, our system will automatically place a starting bid for you. Now, due to popular demand, if a bid is placed in the last 5 minutes of an auction, the end time will be extended by 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. Our system uses proxy bidding. If you have placed a backorder on the domain, you can bid easily through your account by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Marketplace" from the left-side menu bar and "Auction Bids" in the drop-down. Click on the "Add New Bid" button under the "Time Left" column. Enter your max bid in the "Proxy Bid Amount" field. Check the box indicating you agree to the terms of our Service Agreement. Press the "Place Proxy Bid" button to place your bid. If you have not placed a backorder on a domain, you can still bid in the auction from our Domain Backorder Auctions page so long as you have met the participation requirements: You must have a Dynadot Account (creating one is free). You must not be banned from our auctions. You must have $5 in account balance, or have completed a successful order payment of at least $5 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. *A $100 prepay is required to participate in the backorder auctions of .PRO domains. Learn more about our backorders Learn how to place a backorder request

  • 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. There is no limit to the number of times an auction may be extended before the auction's final "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.

  • 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 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. There is no limit to the number of times an auction may be extended before the auction's final "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 by 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 for sale using your "For Sale" landing page?

    Our new "For Sale" landing page is a great tool to help sell your domains! Setting your domain to use it is easy; just 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 you wish to list for sale. Select "Sell Domain" from the "Bulk Action" drop-down menu. Choose "Marketplace" from the drop-down. Your domain will be defaulted to "make offer" for the listing. If you want to set a certain price for the domain, you would first need to unlock your account. You can also set a category, sub-category, and description for your domain using the corresponding drop-down menus and text boxes. Check the “For sale landing page” option. 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. Press the "Save Settings" button to list your domain for sale. 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. 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 supports Payouts.

  • What is a domain marketplace?

    A domain marketplace is a platform where you can buy and sell domains. Sellers can list their domains for sale at a certain price or at "make offer" and buyers can either purchase or make an offer on a domain they want. Domain marketplaces can be a great way to find a good domain name that you won't be able to find by doing a simple domain search. The prices are higher in a domain marketplace, but they vary depending on the value of a domain. Ready to find your next great domain? Check out our domain marketplace or learn how to list your domains for sale in it. We also have two other great places to find domains: Expired Auctions and Backorders.

  • 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 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.

  • 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, in case they overlooked it.

  • 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 "My Marketplace" from the left-side menu bar and "Backorder Requests" in the drop-down. Your backorder request(s) are listed on this page. You can also remove a backorder request on on this page if you are no longer interested. Learn more about our backorders Learn how to place a backorder request

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