Snap up domains before anyone else gets a chance with 123-reg

Thousands of valuable domain names expire and drop back onto the open market every day. If you've got your eyes on one of them you can place a backorder with us. We'll then monitor your chosen domain to see when it expires. As soon as it becomes available, we'll snap it up for you before anyone else can even blink.

Unlike some backorder services, we don't mess around with auctions or charge more for sought-after domains as we only allow one person to backorder a particular domain at one time. If we fail to secure the web address when it drops, we'll keep trying for you next time - at no extra cost. You only pay the backorder fee if we were successful in securing your desired domain for you.

How does it work?


Simply search above
for the domain
you want


Place a backorder
for your chosen
domain name


Wait for your
domain to
become available


We will then
attempt to register it
for you

Why backorder domains?

Trying to register expired domains is difficult. Competition is high and it's hard to predict the exact time certain
domains will become available. Place a backorder and we'll monitor that domain automatically. This gives you a
much better chance of landing the domains you are looking for and you can place as many backorders as you want.

No win no fee, only pay if the backorder is successful!

We will not charge you up front for placing a domain backorder. If you are successful, you will then need to pay the relevant fee for the domain to be transferred to you. All extensions will be registered for one year. Subsequent renewals will be based on the normal domain renewal fees.

£49.99£59.99 for:, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .mobi, .tel, .de,,,,,,,,,  

£59.99£71.99 for: .co, .us, .pw, .tv, .cc, .me, .la, .asia,,,,,,,,,,,,,  

Why backorder a domain with 123-reg?

  • Buy memorable domains the moment they become available
  • It's fair as we only accept one backorder per domain
  • Much quicker than watching domains manually
  • It's risk free as it's no win no fee, only pay if we manage to secure your domain
  • No blind auctions or inflated fees - we charge fixed prices
  • Get the best, most reliable, chance of securing your domains
  • Place as many backorders for as many domains as you want
  • We do all the work so you don't have to sit there waiting for your chosen address to expire

Backorder domain names now

What is an expired domain name? 

It's a domain where the owner has not paid the renewal fee and the registration has expired. This could be because the domain has been forgotten about or simply because it is not required anymore.

How do I register a domain that has already been taken? 

You can search for them in the usual way and then purchase them once they show as available. But, this is not the most efficient way as not only can it be frustrating but it's also very time-consuming. You must constantly monitor them until they become available as if someone else is watching the same ones and you're not fast enough you might miss out. This is where domain backordering can help.

What is domain backordering? 

It's exactly what it says on the tin. You tell us the domain that is already registered; we then monitor it closely and wait for the registration to lapse. Once it becomes available we jump into action and attempt to register it for you before anyone else gets a chance.

When can I backorder expiring domains? 

You can do that at any time and select any domain that is registered that you would like; you don't need to wait until it is ready to drop. If you wanted you could place a backorder years before the domain expires. We will monitor it for you and you can sit back and relax safe in the knowledge that we are trying to get it for you.

How many years will a backordered domain be registered for? 

Once we secure the expiring domain you wanted, we will register it for one year which is included in the fee shown above. After this time, you can keep renewing it for as long as you like. Subsequent renewals will be based on the standard renewal fees

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