Domain Backorder

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What is a domain backorder?

Domain Backorder is a service that helps you acquire a previously owned domain once it becomes available for registration. Every domain backorder includes Domain Monitoring and Tracking, as well as Domain Registration for one year once the domain is successfully registered.

Backorder domain success

We use multiple low latency servers, strategically located with multiple registry connections to ensure the highest success rate in acquiring your desired domain. Your backorder credits never expire, and you can transfer them to another domain.

Why backorder domains?

Every day millions of domain names expire or get deleted when the owner doesn’t renew or decides to delete it. Our will track and monitor your selected domains and will attempt to register it up on your behalf the second it becomes available.

Is it Possible to get the domain manually?

Yes! There is a possibility for you to compete with the back-ordering services to catch the domain yourself but the success rate is very low unless this is a domain that no one else cares for. You really cannot manually compete with a back-ordering service because Every registry gives a fixed number of connections to an individual for domain purchasing. Registering an expired domain as soon as its available is called “drop catching” When drop catching a domain you will be sharing your fixed number of connections with other customers. This makes the chance of getting the domain on your own very small.

With Apyhost, You Never Loose the Game

Your dream domain could be someone else’s, too. If someone else wants the same domain you do, we’ll let you know. At that point, it goes up for auction. You can either bid to win or pass. If you place the winning bid, you will be the proud owner of your dream domain. If you didn’t, Worry not. Your backorder credits never expire, and you can transfer them to another domain.


Frequently Asked Questions about Domain Backorder services.

What is Domain Backordering?

Placing a domain backorder is essentially like making a reservation on someone else’s domain name. If that domain name expires, you get a chance to register it before it’s available to the public.

How do I backorder a Domain name at ApyHost?

If you don’t know how to backorder a domain name, you’re not alone. The process can vary slightly from registrar to registrar, but the general process is the same across the Web. When you backorder a domain name, we apply your payment to the domain name when it expires. If you’re the only one who backordered the domain name, it’s yours at no additional cost. If it goes to auction, we use your backorder payment to place the opening bid. You can continue to bid on the domain name, or simply move your backorder credit to another domain name.

Are Domain Backorders guranteed?

While we cannot guarantee that you will secure your dream domain name, we will make every attempt to acquire it on your behalf. If the current registrant doesn’t renew the domain name, we use every registration channel at our disposal to register it for you. Our backorder process gives all of our customers the chance to get the domain names they want.

How do I know when a backordered domain name becomes available?

If you purchase a domain name backorder, we notify you as soon as it becomes available. Plus, when you place a backorder at ApyHost, we give you free daily monitoring tools to keep an eye on the domain name.

Why should I place my domain backorder at ApyHost?

When you backorder a domain name at ApyHost, we give you more than just an opportunity to secure your dream domain name. We provide you the tools to succeed online. Every backorder includes free Domain Monitoring, a one-year membership to ApyHost Auctions, one year of domain name registration, and proceeds toward your first bid if the domain name you backordered goes to auction.

I purchased a domain name backorder. What happens now?

The next step is to use your Domain Monitoring membership to monitor the progress of your backorder. After you backorder a domain name, we check its status daily and send you the report to email notifications whenever there is any change. After the current registration expires, we attempt to capture the domain name before the registry releases it to the public. If we are successful and you are the only backorder holder, you become the domain name registrant. If there are multiple backorder holders, you can participate in an auction to win the domain name.

Where can I view my domain backorder?

You can log in to the Customer Portal to view and monitor your backorder. That’s where we display all of the important information you need, including status updates and the domain name’s expiration date.

Can I add privacy to my domain name backorder?

Yes. By default, your personal contact information is publicly displayed in the Whois database when you register a domain name. Don’t worry – it’s easy to protect yourself by adding Domains By Proxy® Private Registration to your backorder.

When can I expect to receive the backordered domain name in my account?

If we are successful in our attempt to secure your dream domain, we register the domain name to you and then put it in your account within 45 days. One year of domain name registration is included in the cost of your backorder.

My backorder was unsuccessful. What should I do?

If your domain name backorder is unsuccessful, we recommend trying again with a different domain name. Moving your backorder to another domain name is fast and free.

Where can I get pre-sales questions answered?

You can get all your pre-sales questions, answered in our Sales Chat / Phone Call. You may also mail us at or just click here to contact us.


Products will automatically renew until canceled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting the Customer Portal.