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Is Company-Registrant Notified When You Backorder Their Domain?

     
10:40 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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When you backorder a domain...is the company that owns the domain notified that you are backordering their domain?

Sorry if this is a simple question but did not find a clear answer looking through the forum.

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10:50 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Depends who you back order with ..but it isn't the normal nor ethical practice of a registrar to notify the current holder ..

But ..we are in the dark and murkiest regions of the net when we discuss registrars and domains ..
11:01 pm on Feb 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I was backordering it on Godaddy.

I had backordered a similar name by mistake....plural version....and altough it wasn't going to expire for 2 years...they renewed for another 5 years right after I backordered it. Seemed odd.
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We dont normally go into specifics ..that said ..I have around two hundred names ( non .fr ) with them (via their blue razor service and have done so for around 5 years now ..I trust them ..prior to that I was with someone else )..and have never been notified by them that someone wishes to "back order"..then again mine are all set to auto renew ..so ..

However ..YMMV ..
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When a domain expires, is there a "grace period" where the current owner of the domain can claim the domain?

In other words, if a domain expires on March 1, and they do not renew, can someone else buy the domain on March 2?
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Normally after expiration the owner has around a week to 15 days to renew at the standard price ..then upto 90 days "redemption" period ..during which they can still keep the domain ..but the fee is higher ..

If they still dont do anything after that time ..then the domain can either go back onto the open market ..or the registrar may put it to auction ..depends on the registrar ..

Which is why if you really want it ..you "back order" with the "current registrar" so as to have the best chance of "catching" it if it "drops" ..

Lots of threads you can search [webmasterworld.com] for using the terms I've placed in "quotes" in the past here about how this works with various registrars and in general.

Normally if the domain expires on March 1st ..someone else cannot try to get it until at least 90 days have passed ..
12:24 pm on Feb 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It would not make sense to notify the current owner since they might then renew the domain - everyone would loose except the current owner!

Kaled.