*As of October 2016, backorders can only be placed on domains that have a set drop date.
I can’t tell you how often I hear, “Your Domain Nabber service is so cool, i didn’t even realize you guys offered that??” Our Domain Nabber is a backorder system that allows you to “be first in line” for when a domain drops, (expires) from the current registrant.
Here’s how it works:
You place a backorder via name.com for $49.95 and we’ll try our best to nab the name for you. If we’re successful, you get the domain name. If we’re unsuccessful, you’ll get your $49.95 refunded back to you in full.
We do things a little differently than some of the other backorder services where we only allow one customer at name.com to place a backorder on a given domain name at a time – we do not allow multiple bids or support an auction system. If you change your mind on the backorder you placed, you have up until 3 days before the domain drops to cancel your order (*this is new, it used to be 24 hours).
We’re thinking of creating a page on our site that shows “recently cancelled backorders” is that something you guys would be interested in? Let us know and we can make it happen, sometimes there are some gems that people place backorders on but then they cancel at the last minute, we thought it may be need to publish this list sort of similar to our Expiring Domains list. If you’re totally nerding out right now and didn’t realize we provided these neat tools, check out our Recently Deleted domains list too.