Lifecycle of Expiring Domain Names
How backordering works: Backorder a domain, we'll help you acquire it. To start the process, place a backorder on any expiring domain. Select a domain from the list of domains in their deletion period, DropCatch will attempt to acquire these domains for you. This graphic shows the lifecycle of an expiring domain name:
Domain Name is registered to a registrant.
|1 to 10 Years|
Domain Name expires and is not renewed.
|Auto-Renew Grace Period||
Domain enters Auto-Renew Grace Period (AGP).
If a delete command is not issued the domain name will be kept per the registry-registrar auto-renew process.
|0 to 45 Days|
|Redemption Grace Period||
Registrar sends the "delete" command to the registry.
During this time the original registrant can still "redeem" a domain typically for a fee between $60 and $250. If the domain is not redeemed it will move into Pending Delete status. The registrant can still "redeem" a domain in RGP, meaning it is not guaranteed to go through Pending Delete.
Domain enters Pending Delete status.
This is where DropCatch.com excels and can help you acquire the perfect domain name for your business.
Domain is released from registry and caught by the fastest drop catching registrar.
Domain is auctioned to the highest bidder.
New Registration created by the auction winner.