Domain Backorders

After a domain expires, the owner can renew it for some more time period. The domain renewal grace period varies for every extension. If the owner fails to renew it within this domain renewal grace period, it is returned to the Registry which controls that extension. From now onwards, the Registrar(like Godaddy) has no control on the domain. Such domains enter a phase called Pending Delete. After 5 to 7 days, they are scheduled to be deleted on the drop date. There are different domain dropping time for every extension. For example, the .com domain drop time is a time period between 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM GMT on all days.Same is applicable for .net domains also which is also controlled by the registry Verisign like the .com.

The .com domains scheduled to be deleted(dropped) on a particular day will be available for hand registration at any random time between the time interval mentioned above. Assume that you found a very valuable domain which is dropping on a particular day. You can try to hand register it yourself. But in almost all cases, you will not be able to register it by hand.Some Domain drop catching service provider might have caught it. This is called domain back order and the process is known as domain drop catching.

What really needed is you have to back order the domain at some websites who are domain drop catchers and they register the domain within a fraction of a second when it is dropped from the registry. 

How Domain Drop Catching Works?

Thousands of domains get deleted every day. There will be many really valuable domain names among them which are demanded by a lot of people around the globe. In that case manual registration is not at all possible. So the domain drop catching companies have setup automatic programs which register domains within microseconds when they are dropped. They usually ping the Registry server thousands of times in a second and fires the domain registration command to their own Registrar to register the domain instantaneously. Note that there are lot of such domain drop catchers around the world. So ultimately the Domain Drop Catcher who is more powerful and have many servers to ping and have many Registrars, wins the competition. The  domain drop catchers have setup many their own registrars which are only used for drop catching. These domain registrars are not available for the common public.

 Domain Backorder Companies Review

There are many companies for domain back order. Below are the top domain backorder companies. 

1. Dropcatch is the best  and most successful domain  backorder company. They are a part of which is the registrar for all domains caught by They support the extensions .com, .net, .cc and .tv. If more than one user back orders a domain, after catching it goes to 3 day public auction. Main Features are,

  • Backorder Price: $59
  • Discount Club ($15)
  • Credit Card and Paypal Payments
  • No prepayments
  • Public auction can be participated by everyone.

2. Snapnames is an old and strong backorder company. The success rate is high.  Supported extensions are .com, .net, .org, .info, .club, .co, .mobi, .us, .me, .biz, .de, .ac, .at, .au, .be, .bz, .cc, .es, .fm, .io, .in, .ru, .tk, .tc, .tv etc. Multiple back orders goes to auction. Main Features are,

  • Credit Card and Paypal Accepted
  • Backorder price: $69
  • No prepayments
  • Private auction, can be participated by only people who have back ordered.

 3. Namejet

It is quite successful. Multiple Back orders, if successful, goes to auction. Extensions like .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info are supported. Main Features are,

  • Credit Card and Wire Transfer
  • 3-day auctions
  • call 1 (425) 974-4687
  • No prepayments
  • Private auction,can be participated by only people who have back ordered.

4. Pheenix 

Pheenix was the most succesful drop catcher when they started. But now a days their success rate has been reduced. The speciality is that they have cheaper backorder price compared to other top players. Supported extensions: .com, .net, .org, .cc, .tv. Main Features are,

  • No Prepayment
  • Backorder Price (com): $21.99
  • Backorder Price (net): $21.99
  • Backorder Price (org): $21.99
  • Backorder Price (tv): $58.95
  • Backorder Price (cc): $58.95
  • Public auction can be participated by everyone.

5. Dynadot

Dynadot is the cheapest domain back order service. It accepts more than one back order for one domain. Their success rate is moderate. Main Features are,

  • No Prepayment
  • Watchlist
  • .com,, .info ($15.99)
  • .cc, .tv ($34.99)
  • .co ($17.99)
  • .biz ($16.99)
  • Private auction can be participated by only people who have back ordered.

6. Godaddy

Supported extensions are, .com, .co, .info, .org, .net, .me, .mobi, .us, and .biz.  You must pay the money before back order starts. If that fails, it gives rights to place a new backorder.

  • Backorder price: $24.98
  • Automatic bidding
  • Protect your privacy
  • Credit Card and Paypal
  • Prepayment Required

7. Hexonet 

Supported extensions: .com,0 .net, .org, .info, .biz, .asia, .mobi, .ca, .cc, .ch, .co, .li, .me, nu, .se, .tv, .us. Main features are,

  • Prepayment (deposits)
  • Private auction
  • Backorder price: 59.00 USD
  • Backorder Alerts


If you need a domain at any cost, you must back order it at all the available main domain drop catching services/websites. Someone among them will catch it and ultimately you can get the domain.


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