Network Solutions, the world’s leading domain name registrar and web solutions provider, today announced a new backorder service that helps Network Solutions’ customers get the domain names they really want by giving them preferred access to expired .COM and .NET domain names.
The enhanced backorder service allows customers to place requests for currently registered domain names and enables them to get the name, if the registration on the domain expires and the name becomes available. There is no upfront fee to place a backorder and customers only pay if the backorder is successful.
Network Solutions’ customers also benefit if they have a domain name that they no longer want or need. If the customer does not renew the domain name during Network Solutions’ grace period and Network Solutions is able to find a buyer for the expired domain name registration, the domain name will be renewed and transferred to the new customer, and the previous registrant will receive a percentage of Network Solutions’ net proceeds from the sale of the expired domain name registration.
Customers can view a list of expiring domain names that may be backordered using the new backorder service by going to http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/name-it/pending.jhtml. Customers also may place a backorder after searching for a domain name that has already been registered and clicking on the “backorder” link on the search results page. Or, they can search for an already registered domain in Network Solutions’ WHOIS and click on the backorder link.
“With thousands of domain names expiring each day, this enhanced backorder service is a win-win proposition for those customers who let domain names expire and those customers who want to register them,” said Champ Mitchell, chairman and CEO of Network Solutions. “With no upfront fee, customers can place as many backorders as they want. It’s just another way we are helping our customers get the names they desire.”
The enhanced backorder service was developed in partnership with SnapNames, the developer of the first commercially available domain name backorder service, using SnapNames’ patent-pending technology. SnapNames’ backorder has an easy to use auction platform that allows participation from all those who want to bid for an expired domain name.
In addition to preferred access to expiring domain names, the backorder service offers continuous domain name monitoring and the ability to make quick and easy updates through its account management system. If the domain name becomes available, and there is only one backorder placed on that domain name, then the domain name will be transferred to the backorder customer and they will be charged $60. If more than one customer has placed a backorder for a specific domain name, then all of those customers seeking that domain name will be entered into an auction, managed by SnapNames. Customers will be able to set a maximum price they want to pay for the domain name registration.
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