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I've been trying to get my own name as my domain name for years. A lot of companies offer "back ordering" options that you can use to back order the name that you want. Has anyone used any of these services to a Domain Registrar? Do they work? What happens if the person simply reorders their name at the end of the term? 

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It works if the domain expires from whoever currently owns it.  Also if you're doing this on godaddy and someone else is using the service at another registrar there is a chance they will get it first.

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Why is that? Godaddy doesn't get preference on that kind of deals? I would have think otherwise, being Godaddy a big name registrar and all.

 

If Godaddy isn't a good registrar for that kind of operations, which one do you recommend?

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Why is that? Godaddy doesn't get preference on that kind of deals? I would have think otherwise, being Godaddy a big name registrar and all.

 

If Godaddy isn't a good registrar for that kind of operations, which one do you recommend?

That would be a type of monopoly.  They all get a chance at it, just depends on how their software is setup and how often it checks.

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On 7/18/2014 at 10:39 AM, fivebysix said:

I've been trying to get my own name as my domain name for years. A lot of companies offer "back ordering" options that you can use to back order the name that you want. Has anyone used any of these services to a Domain Registrar? Do they work? What happens if the person simply reorders their name at the end of the term? 

I have used some of them, and have actually obtained a domain that way. It works, but only if the current registrant does not renew, and it is past the redemption period.  

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Your old name is being reserved for a while, unless you obviously the delay the payment for too long. That's how it works in theory, because I always pay for my website in time. 

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