- 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 $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. 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?
- How do I place a bid in your backorder auctions?
If we received multiple backorder requests on a pending delete domain we caught, then 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. This can happen up to 20 times before the auction's "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. Learn more about our backorders Learn how to place a backorder request
- 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 CANCEL OR MODIFY 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 by default. This credit can be used as payment for any future orders placed at Dynadot. NOTE: Dynadot now supports Payouts.
- 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
- 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
- Is the domain I won in the Expired Auction renewed?
Yes, the expiration date is extended by one year when you win a domain through our Expired Auction. For instance, if the domain expired on February 1, 2018, the new expiration date would be February 1, 2019.