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Daily Drop overview

Every day 60,000 - 85,000 .com and .net domain names become available on the 'daily Drop'
Each domain drops when the domain name's previous owner does not pay its annual renewal fee.

These domain names are released from the central registry beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET during the Drop, which lasts an average of 45 minutes. The Drop can slow down or speed up based on how competitive the drop is on any given day.

The Drop has become an extremely competitive market where advanced computer algorithms have a remarkable advantage by detecting the precise millisecond a domain name becomes available and issuing hundreds of consecutive purchase attempts at once.

These computer algorithms are extremely difficult to beat, making it nearly impossible to compete with them - unless you use a drop catching service. was invented for this purpose, to give you an equal opportunity, and features world-class algorithms that help you secure these valuable domain names on the drop.'s success rate is one of the highest in the industry.

Drop Statistics
Total Registered Domains:145,000,000
Domains Dropped Yesterday:82,967
Domains Dropping Tomorrow:85,882
Domains Dropping Today:82,373

Initiate a backorder and let us know what domain you want

If the domain name you want is currently in the 5-day Pending Delete stage in the drop lifecycle, you can initiate a backorder through We will attempt to acquire the domain name on your behalf.

Backordering a domain name costs nothing, and you are only charged if successful secures the domain for you. If we do not secure the domain name you backorder, you will be charged NOTHING!

If you are a domain investor or if you would like to view a list of currently expiring domain names, you can download reports or use our search feature to find these valuable assets.

When you backorder a domain name, there are two possible outcomes:

If you are the only person to place a backorder on that specific domain, you will only pay $59.00 and the domain name is yours.

If multiple people place a backorder on the same domain name, the domain will go to a public auction where the highest bidder wins.

Backorder Initiated

(You pay nothing to backorder)

One backorder placed
on the domain:

If we acquire the domain, you are charged a one-time fee of $59. You assume immediate ownership and the domain is yours!

Multiple backorders
on one domain:

The domain will go to a public 3-day auction where the highest bidder wins.

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