Domain Registration – Backordering Domain Names on Investor’s Edge

You can backorder domain names that you find on Investor’s Edge. Domain Backorders attempts to acquire domain names for you when they become available.

To Backorder Domain Names on Investor’s Edge

  1. Log in to your LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services – account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. From Buy/Sell, select Investor’s Edge.
  4. Select the domain names you want to backorder, and then Click Backorder.
  5. Select one of the following, and then click Next:
    • Public — If we acquire the domain name for you, this type of backorder lists your personal domain name registration contact information in the Whois database.
    • Private — If we acquire the domain name for you, this type of backorder publishes proxy contact information to the Whois database instead of your personal domain name registration contact information. For more information, see Private Registration FAQ
  6. We send backorder notifications to the email address(es) listed here. If necessary, edit or add email address(es), and then click Next.
  7. If necessary, edit the domain name registration contact information we use if the backordered domain name becomes available, and then click Next.
  8. From the Number of credits to use list, select the number of credits you want to apply, and then click Next.

    NOTE: The number of credits in the list are the credits you have available for the transaction. If you do not have enough credits, we take you to the shopping cart to complete a Domain Backorders purchase. To complete setting up your domain name backorder, continue through the checkout process.

  9. If you selected expired domain names, select one of the following options to place bids on them, and then click Next:
    • Do not bid — This indicates not to place a bid on the expired domain names you selected.
    • Place same bid on all domains — Places a bid on each domain name you selected. The value of the bid is the same for each domain name.
    • Enter a separate bid for each domain — Places a bid on each domain name you selected. Specify the Maximum Bid for each domain name.
  10. Continue through the checkout process.
  11. If you selected Private backorder, complete the following:
    • Use existing account — If you already have an account with Private Registration®, enter your User ID and Password for the account.
    • Create account — If you do not have an account, we request a Private Registration account for you. After creating your account, Private Registration emails you the user name and password to your new account.
    • I have read the Domain Name Proxy Agreement… — Select if you read and agree to the Domain Name Proxy Agreement.

Domain Regisration – Changing a Backorder to a Different Domain Name

You can change your Domain Backorders service to a different domain name as long as the backorder remains active. Domain Backorders remain active until they capture a domain name or you manually cancel them.

If you have not yet set up a backorder, see Setting up Domain Backorders for more information.

To Change a Backorder to a Different Domain Name

  1. Log in to your LuckyRegister – Cheap Domain Registration, Domain Hosting Services – account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  3. From the Buy/Sell menu, select Backorders and Monitoring.
  4. Click the domain name you want to change.
  5. Click Change Domain Name and enter the new domain name.
  6. Read the Domain Name Back Order and Monitoring Agreement, select I have read and agree … , and then click Next.
  7. Confirm Contact details.
  8. Click OK.

Domain Registration – Domain Backorder and Monitoring FAQ

Does Domain Backorders guarantee domain name registration?

No. The Domain Backorders service does not guarantee you will acquire a domain name. When you place a backorder, we attempt to acquire the domain name for you when it becomes available for registration.

Each backorder comes with Domain Monitoring, a useful service that lets you track the domain name. It keeps you in the loop on that domain name’s expiration date and any changes to its status.

If a backordered domain name becomes available, but our service fails to acquire it, you can reassign the backorder to another domain name. If we are not able to acquire your domain name, we notify you by email.

For information about reassigning a backorder, see Changing a Backorder to a Different Domain Name.

What is Domain Name Monitoring?

Domain Monitoring tracks changes to domain name settings. It also includes historical tracking for domain name changes and monitors domain names registered anywhere. When information for these settings changes, Domain Monitoring sends you an email notification.

You set up monitoring for a year at a time. To continue monitoring domain names, you must renew your subscription.

You can use our Domain Monitoring service to track any domain name with a .com, .us, .biz, .net, .org, .info, .me, .mobi, or .co extension, even ones that are not registered by you or with us.

Specifically, this service monitors:

  • Registrar — Notifies you of any change to a monitored domain name’s registrar.
  • Status — Tracks any changes to a domain name’s status. For example, if a monitored domain name registered with us changes its status to unlocked, Domain Monitoring notifies you. It also notifies you when a monitored domain name that is not registered with us goes into pendDelete or redemptionPeriod status; indicating that the domain name might soon become available.
  • Expiration Date — Tracks any changes to the registration expiration date for any monitored domain name.
  • Nameserver — Tracks nameserver changes.

For more information, see Setting up Domain Monitoring.

What is Investor’s Edge?

Investor’s Edge is a monthly subscription service that provides a list of more than 250,000 expiring domain names. This service gives you a jump on your peers by providing up-to-date information on domain name availability and lets you place an order immediately.

We update all the domain names on this power list daily. You can backorder a domain name from this list the moment you see it.

Can a domain name be backordered more than once?

Yes. More than one of our customers can purchase a backorder for the same domain name.

If more than one backorder is purchased for a particular domain name, the backorder placed first becomes the opening bid in a public auction, and other backorder holders are notified when the domain name goes to auction. Backorder holders and the general public have the opportunity to place a higher bid.

The fee with a backorder will include the registration charge for 1 year, with any additional costs from Auction Up Pricing being added in.

If your backorder is not successful, you can reassign it to another domain name. See Changing a Backorder to a Different Domain Name for information reassigning it.

Until your backorder captures a domain name, it does not expire.

Prior to March 2009, we allowed only one backorder per domain name. Therefore, if another customer placed a backorder on a domain name prior to March 2009, then you cannot place a backorder on the same domain name as long as the original backorder remains effective.

Can premium domain names be backordered?

No. At this time, we do not offer backordering for premium domain names.

Why are certain domain names unavailable for backorder?

If the domain name you want to register is unavailable, under most circumstances, you can purchase a backorder for it. Domain Backorders is a service that helps you attempt to acquire a domain name when it becomes available for registration.

However, backorders are unavailable for domain names under the following circumstances:

  • Single Backorder Policy — We allow only one backorder per domain name. Therefore, if another customer placed already placed a backorder on a domain name, then you cannot place a backorder on the same domain name as long as the original backorder remains effective.
  • TLD Not Supported — We only support backorders for the following top-level domain names (TLDs): .biz, .com, .info, .me, .mobi, .net, .org, and .us.
  • Blocked — We block customers from backordering certain domain names, such as our company’s domain name.

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