Knowing these steps before your domains become Deleted Domains, will be useful to avoid this inconvenient. So, when a domain reaches its expiration date, it is not eliminated immediately. The domain must go through a process defined by ICANN before being made available for registration. Then we will see how to recover a domain in this situation.
But now, we will explain the difference between Expired Domains and Deleted Domains. So, when you do not pay the registration of your domain, it goes through a rather long process before it is available for other users to register. Therefore, actual registrant has a period of time even after your domain has been expired to register the domain. After that, if your domain has been eliminated, other users can re-register it like it were a new domain.
Process before your Domains become Deleted Domains
Grace period: Renewal is at normal price and the domain usually follows the panel to renew directly. Several registrars offer promotions as a way to not lose the customer, look for coupons or discount codes on the mails you receive or better yet, on Internet.
Redemption period: Renewal is possible directly with the registrar, but at a higher price. The domain could no longer appear on the panel and should send an email to support consult the commission for renewal.
In this state much registrars start an auction for the domain, if the domain receives offers, this will be awarded to the winner at the end of this period. Dropping for renew at regular price might be a bad idea if the domain has many visits or a good domain name.
Pending Delete: At this point you can’t renew directly your domain and retrieve it will require a backorder with an external company. This is a topic worth expanding.
Role of Backorder Companies
The backorder companies have agreements with several companies’ registers and when the domain is deleted, its associated bombarded with requests to get it instantly after being released. Backorder companies have prices and different ways of operating, the main ones are:
Snapnames: The current price of a backorder is currently $ 59 USD. If only one person does backorder the domain, this is given directly. If there are more than one backorder, the company starts an auction among interested clients. You only pay if you win the domain.
Pool: The backorder price is $ 60 USD. Its operation by auction and the payment are equal to Snapnames.
Godaddy: The price is $ 18.99 USD, paid in advance, even if the domain is not achieved; however, it can be used to make other domain backorder. Only one person can do backorder, so if Godaddy directly captures it, that will be yours.
Which service should you choose?
It depends on the quality of the domain, if the domain is very important for you; it is advisable to backorder in Snapnames and Pool, because at the end you will pay only where they have achieved and the probabilities are high, of course, at a price of $ 60.
The domain was won by someone else: If the domain was already registered by other user, there is only one option and is negotiating with the current owner.
If you do the negotiating directly you can get contact details from whois. Negotiation requires knowing the real value of the domain and therefore, you will require experience to determine accurately the price and make a real offer. It is best to know well the topic in the forums about domains that are on networks and look for sales on the secondary market, domains with similar characteristics.