Expired Domain Auction FAQs
What are expired domains?
All domains registered have an expiration date, which will vary based on the length of the registration. If the domain is not renewed by the set expiration date, it will proceed through the expiration process by entering the renewal grace period. During this period (typically of 40 days), the domain is still renewable. After the renewal grace period ends, the redemption period begins, allowing the user to attempt to renew the domain for a steeper price, which varies depending on the TLD. During this period, the domain may be unretrievable, so it's best to renew domains before or during the renewal grace period. For more information, visit our blog post on the domain expiration process
What happens to expired domains?
When domains expire, they go through the expiration process (mentioned in the previous question). Once a domain has completed that process and it isn't renewed, re-claimed during the redemption period, or registered during an expired domain auction, the domain will become available for general registration once again through traditional domain searches (approximately 5 days after the redemption period ends).
What are expired domain auctions?
Domains on Dynadot that are not renewed by users will eventually enter an auctioning phase, where other Dynadot users can place bids on that expired domain to attempt to become the new domain owner after the domain auction has ended. For more detailed information, visit our help page
How long do expired domain auctions last?
Our expired domains auctions last 7 days, with auctions extending by 5 minutes if a bid is received within the last 5 minutes.
Are there any requirements for participating in the expired domains auctions?
Joining in on our auctions is simple. You will need a Dynadot account (creating one is free
), at least $5 as your Dynadot account balance or have made a $5 purchase on Dynadot within the last year, and you must not be banned from participating in our aftermarket platform. You can add $5 of prepay to your account to meet the $5 qualification. View our help page to read more information
about the requirements.
Do expired domains keep their original creation date if won?
Yes, domains that are won do keep their original creation date as they are not considered brand-new registrations.
What is the "EstiBot" column? How is the amount generated?
The "EstiBot" column is an estimated worth of a specific domain. EstiBot is an automated appraisal system used across the domain industry that utilizes an algorithm to determine a domain's approximate value. This algorithm is constantly being improved and developed to assist domain investors in making informed decisions. The EstiBot evaluator can be found throughout our domain auction services.
What is the "Links" column?
It refers to how many backlinks a domain has. A backlink is a clickable URL found on another website that points to the listed domain. Backlinks can have a positive effect on a website's search ranking position, though certain backlinks have a stronger effect than others. This column is relevant for users considering using expired domains for SEO purposes. More backlinks can also improve the evaluation of a domain name. Expired domain auctions are a great way to acquire domain names that may have existing backlinks.
What is the "Age" column?
Refers to the total number of years elapsed since the domain was first registered. Older domains can have a higher value, though this can often depend on how active the domain was while registered. The age of a domain can be an important factor when using a domain for SEO purposes.
What is the "Revenue" column?
Refers to the estimated monthly revenue that the domain may provide through parking advertisements. The amount is generated from well-known third-party parking companies.