When an existing domain expires, it can still be renewed by the present owner for about 2 months following the expiration and even though it won't be active, it can't be obtained by anybody else. In case the domain is not renewed by that point, however, it goes into a 5-day deletion period and after that it is released to the public. Throughout the deletion period anyone can send a backorder for the domain name through an ICANN-certified registrar and the provider will use its registry channel in order to attempt to register the domain for the user immediately after it is available. Since many registrars could try to acquire a certain domain and names are acquired on first-come, first-serve basis, there is no guarantee that using such an automated service will grant you ownership over it, however this is the most efficient way to get an attractive domain name because trying to register it manually almost certainly means that you'll be too late.
Domain Backorder in Website Hosting
We offer a domain backorder service with all our website hosting plans and you can employ it from the Hepsia Control Panel. To save you time, you'll be able to arrange the list of domains which you find by extension, exact deletion date and length, so you won't have to go through thousands of domain names to see if an appropriate one shall be available soon enough. You will also be able to search for a certain word or a phrase within the domain name list. In case we are able to register the desired domain name for you, it'll be listed together with all other domains which you have here and you will be able to control it just as easily. We offer this service at very affordable prices compared to other registrars and if we are unable to acquire a domain name for you, your money will be available in your account, so you can use it for other domains or web hosting services.