How to Win Expired Domains

Every day thousands of expired domain names come back onto the market. This is due to the owner not extending their registration. The reason for non registration of domains can be for a simple a reason that the owner forgot of no longer has any interest of funds to continue with the registration of their domain.

Once failure to re-register their domain it becomes an expired domain. If you are new to expired domains then this article on expired domains will tell you all you need to know.

Now there are several reasons you may want to register an expired domain. Two good reasons to do so are that all of the current domains you have searched for are already taken. Or that the expired domain names already have a good link popularity in the search engines which means that for a time you will get lots of free traffic.

The first step to finding an expired domain is to search for it. There are several sites available that offer expired domain searches. You can find many by searching on Google. Here are a couple of expired domain search engines I have found useful, you can try Deleted Domains or DomainsBot.

Once you have found some domains that are about to expire or have just expired then you will need to back order them to give yourself a chance of getting your hands on the expired domains that you have found. Backordering a domain can be done through many of the domain registration sites, however if you want to increase your chances of getting the domain name here is what you do.

The registry for com and net names gives each registrar a limited amount of bandwidth to attempt to register an expired domain name. Each registrar has a certain amount of affiliates; some have 1 affiliate whilst others have several. To increase your chance of successfully registering the domain you want you need to backorder with a service that has a greater number of affiliates.

To find out who has the most affiliates you can look at this whois search. This is a list of affiliates for each registrar, by choosing registrars with the most affiliates this increases your chance of winning your back order. For example Pool currently has the most affiliates so registering with them will give you a better chance of succeeding than someone who went with Godaddy.

This technique by no means guarantees you will get the domain you are after, but it will improve your chances over someone else who has registered with fewer registers. However you will increase your chances of winning by having the greater amount of back orders with different registrars. This is something many people do not realise when they back order expired domains.

Allan is the webmaster at NameSearchDomain.com where you canfind out all about Domain names.

In The News:


Yahoo Tech

Ebola.com domain name sold for $200K
Yahoo Finance (blog)
The co-owner of Blue String Ventures, a Las Vegas-based company tells Yahoo Finance that it has sold the domain name Ebola.com for $200,000 to a marijuana company called Weed Growth Fund. An October 20th filing with the Securities and Exchange ...
The Ebola.com Web Domain Just Sold for $200000Yahoo Tech
Ebola.com Domain Sold for Over $200000 to Marijuana FirmNDTV

all 28 news articles »

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen three letter domain names
Domain Name Wire
The suit claims violation of the Anticybersquatting Protection Act as well as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The latter was probably added in because it will be difficult to show trademark rights for the short domain names, especially since whois ...
Wiley Rein Files Suit Over 14 Stolen Domain Names: 9 Are 3 Letter .com'sTheDomains.com

all 3 news articles »

.Com rebound: Verisign adds 1.15 million domain names to hit 130.0 million
Domain Name Wire
After slow second quarter, Verisign returns to health growth in net-adds in third quarter. Verisign just reported third quarter earnings, and it appears to have been a pretty good quarter in terms of .com and .net registrations compared to the previous ...
VeriSign revenues up 4.7% in Q3, adds 1.15 mln domainsTelecompaper (subscription)
Verisign Reports Third Quarter 2014 ResultsMarketwired (press release)
Update: Verisign And The Importance Of Brand Power (VRSN)Seeking Alpha (registration)

all 18 news articles »

New York Daily News

A Bronx blog battle is brewing over domain names and online threats
New York Daily News
The South Bronx writer was livid when he discovered the new URL names, offered by the city this month, were already registered by Ruth Papazian, better known by her blog name “Bronx Hipster.” “There is no reason for her to take that name if there is no ...


Domain Name Wire

A million domain names have been suspended, and law enforcement is AWOL
Domain Name Wire
Domain name registrars have been pleading with ICANN to get law enforcement to say what good this is doing. How is this helping them stop criminals? It it helping them enough to justify taking down over one million domain names? The issue came to a ...


The National Law Review

Why .com had a good quarter (and .net didn't )
Domain Name Wire
Verisign handled 8.7 million new registrations in .com and .net in the third quarter this year, the most ever in a third quarter. That amounted to 1.15 million domain names added to the namespace. The addition was basically all in .com, as .net ...
Should You Register A .Lawyer or .Attorney Domain?The National Law Review

all 5 news articles »

USA TODAY

New .nyc domain name goes on sale
USA TODAY
New York real estate is always in demand, and now New Yorkers have a chance to buy some — on the Internet. The highly anticipated, top-level domain .nyc, which has been available only to a select group of non-profits and business owners, went on sale ...
New York City Domain Names Just Went on Sale, and, Sorry, Swag.nyc Is ...New York Magazine
After nearly a decade, .NYC finally gets its dayDomain Name Wire
PR Blitz Blankets Big Apple For .NYC DomainAdAge.com
TheDomains.com -BetaNews
all 39 news articles »

17 more end user domain name sales
Domain Name Wire
Here's a list of some of the end users that bought domain names last week. Sedo handled a total of 484 transactions last week, representing $1.4 million in total sales. Yes the most expensive sale they reported was just $16,200, suggesting there was at ...


Yahoo Tech

New Wild West of Domain Names Includes Everything from .beer to .bmw
Yahoo Tech
That lack of awareness is one challenge facing domain-name expansion and the nonprofit organization behind it, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Another is a rat's nest of global trademark complications as ...
Feeling scammed by domain namesStuff.co.nz
What's in a Name? When it comes to Internet Domains a Whole Lot and a Whole ...Techzone360
​Internet names caretaker discusses sliding out of US controlRT
Breitbart News -Inside Science News Service
all 63 news articles »

Uniregistry Domain Names Now at GoDaddy
DomainInvesting.com (blog)
Uniregistry has been selling its new gTLD domain names since the end of February of this year, but they have not been selling them via GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar in the world. According to a tweet from Uniregistry founder Frank ...

and more »
Google News

Domain Name Registration Explained

Registering a domain name is a pretty straight forward process.... Read More

Free eBook: Business Domain Names

Since every website needs a name, Dr. Steve Baba has... Read More

Domain Parking Explained

Domain names are being snapped up all the time so... Read More

Cheap and Easy Domain Name Registration

Just like any business, your identity is very important. On... Read More

Signing up for a Domain Name? Consider Private Registration

A plethora of websites exists to register a domain name.... Read More

How To Make Great Money Part Time Buying And Selling Domain Names - Part One

This truly is the business to get into in 2005.... Read More

The truth about hyphenated domain names

There is a lot of confusion about the use of... Read More

Domain Name Secrets Revealed

If internet is about interactivity between websites, domain name is... Read More

Selling a .co.uk Domain Name via Sedo

Selling a .co.uk Domain Name via SedoThis is a recent... Read More

1-800-Get-Rich Can Toll Free 800 Number Domains Pay Off?

The toll free number 1-800-Get-Rich belongs to the Resorts Casino... Read More

How to Win Expired Domains

Every day thousands of expired domain names come back onto... Read More

How To Boost Affiliate Profits Using Secret Domain Tricks

Want to increase your affiliate link click-through rates and profits?Then... Read More

ICANN Registrar: jp-Domains for Anybody

Cologne, October 10 2004. ICANN Registrar Secura announces today, that... Read More

Detagged Domains

What is a DETAGGED domain name? We get asked this... Read More

Domain Names 101 - A Dummies Guide to Choosing Great Domain Names

When it comes to choosing your domain name, do not... Read More

Domain Names

Domain names are relatively straightforward! Or at least that's the... Read More

Instant Traffic Using Expired Domains

Every day thousands of domains 'expire' and are put back... Read More

.info Freedom Frenzy

Whether you're someone that registers domain names on a regular... Read More

Virtual Airport

Aero Registrar Secura GmbH proposes to the IT departments of... Read More

How Can You Choose the Best Domain Name?

It's all in the NameThe domain you use for a... Read More

8 Tips for Choosing a Domain Name

If you're just starting out on the Internet, choosing a... Read More

Tips and Tricks To Getting Top Money for your Domain Names

Would you like to be that lucky person who sells... Read More

Warning: Your Domain Name Could Infringe On Trademark Rights!

If you have or are about to purchase a domain... Read More

Domain Squatting Explained

The one thing that annoys me most about the topic... Read More

Eu-Domains For Everybody

Cologne,10 July 2004. ICANN accredited registar Secura announces today, that... Read More