NAB THAT NAME! Domainers love the Nabber

*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, domain name backordersyou’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.

Click here to start Nabbing names!


Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:35 am November 12, 2012
koiphish
Author

So is this service only recommended for domains that are registered with Name.com currently and do you let the customer know that?

I mean if I backorder the domain name belowme.com from you guys, and someone backorders the same domain using GoDaddy’s backorder service, who gets the domain, being that belowme.com is registered with GoDaddy currently?

If the domain was registered with name.com, would you give me preference over the godaddy backorder client?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:37 am November 12, 2012
namedotcom
Author

Right on Koiphish, good question. We allow backorders for all domain names, not just names that are registered at name.com.

If you place a backorder via name.com’s nabber and someone else places a backorder via GoDaddy or Namejet we all compete sending commands to see who can get the name first. We have a pretty good success rate, but if we don’t get the name we’ll give you a full refund.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:11 pm November 17, 2012
koiphish
Author

Are my chances better if the domain I am backordering is already with name.com? I often wonder if they truly get released for everyone by the holding registrar or if the registrar that holds it currently will snag it if backordered through them.

Can you shed any light on that?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:52 pm November 17, 2012
Srivani
Author

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:40 pm November 18, 2012
jaredatname
Author

Thanks for the interest. When a domain is deleted, it drops into the same pool, so there’s no registrar advantage. There could be if a registrar sets up a system for customers to get domains after they expire yet before they drop…but for backorders, all are equal.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:25 pm November 28, 2012
CelebrateAllLife
Author

What I don’t understand is, does the $49.95 backorder fee complete the domain name registration or only begin a series of fees to obtain the backordered name? Please advise.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:28 pm November 28, 2012
namedotcom
Author

Hey there, if we successfully nab the name for you then it is registered to you for 1 year. If we don’t get the name for you, you get a full refund. Does that answer your question?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:30 pm November 28, 2012
CelebrateAllLife
Author

What about the year after that? Does the price increase or go back to “regular” pricing offered? Can we also transfer to another DNS during that year?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:29 pm November 28, 2012
namedotcom
Author

The year after that will be a normal renewal fee for that extension (so for example, $10.99 for com) and yes, you can transfer to another DNS during that year. 🙂

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:26 am November 24, 2013
tim
Author

And this is exactly why I prefer name.com over any other backorder service : we only allow one customer at name.com to place a backorder on a given domain name at a time

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:00 am February 18, 2014
Greg Bowen
Author

I am confused. So if I backorder, say the name is coming up in may- and the person renews – Do I get my money back then, do I get the option to keep it backordered for the following year?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:11 am February 18, 2014
akehr
Author

Thanks Tim! We also do the same thing with our New TLD preorders so that it’s as likely as possible that you’ll get the name that you want.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 1:15 pm March 29, 2014
clinn67
Author

In the terms, it says if name.com secures the domain for higher than the amount held, the purchaser would pay for the difference. Is there a limit to the amount that name.com would offer to secure the domain? Would the purchaser be notified before if it is over the original purchase amount?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:36 am March 31, 2014
akehr
Author

The part in the terms you’re talking about is for when premium .TVs drop. We don’t always know what the premium price will be at the registry but we still allow people to backorder them for $49.99 even though we might be charged $100+ when it drops. We also have to specifically approve accounts to allow them to be able to do this. Unless you’re backordering .TVs you shouldn’t run into this. This does NOT happen with COM/NET, just .TVs.