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How to backorder a domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by affbull, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. affbull

    affbull Senior Member

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    I see on whois that a domain has expired but somehow the registrar still is holding it.

    How do I place a backorder on this domain? I have tried Namejet.com to place backorders but it seems like Namejet only provides backorder for sites they list (ie. if you have a site not on their list, you can't place a backorder on them). Are there such services out there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. multilinkbuilding

    multilinkbuilding Registered Member

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    You can use Godaddy or Dropcatch
     
  3. affbull

    affbull Senior Member

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    The domain is actually on godaddy. But godaddy seems to be functioning strangely. It is listed on the auction page for $22. But when I click it, the figure explodes to $44. Not sure whats going on....
     
  4. uncutu

    uncutu Elite Member

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    sounds like regular shady godaddy practice business as usual
    surprised its not $2,222 upon the next refresh
     
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  5. HiPurple

    HiPurple Regular Member

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    Correct, NameJet is the auction house partner for eNom, DirectNIC, etc.

    GoDaddy is its own auction house partner, as well as for Wild West, PDR, etc.
     
  6. AngelSeo

    AngelSeo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Its quite normal. You are paying the auction price ($22) then for the renewal / transfer of the domain, and then VAT (if you are in EU) so the price naturally goes up.
     
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  7. affbull

    affbull Senior Member

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    Thanks alot for the explanation. Damn fingers crossed then :(