What is a Domain backorder?


What is a Domain Name backorder?

A Domain backorder is a useful service available from 123-reg which monitors registered domains until they are available to purchase again. If a domain name you want is already taken, 123-reg can create a Domain backorder to actively monitor the domain and register it once it becomes available.


Domain Backorder pricing and refund policy

123-reg Domain backorders are priced as follows.

£49.99: .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .mobi, .tel, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .de, .ae.org, .cn.com, .de.com, .sa.com, .za.com

£59.99: .tv, .cc, .me, .asia, .eu.com, .gb.net, .us.com, .uk.net, .uk.com, .pw, .us, .la, .co, .se.net, .br.com, .ru.com, .jpn.com

Important: Successful Domain backorder registrations are non-refundable.


How can I manage my Domain Border notifications?


Login to your 123-reg control panel.


Scroll down to the Account Management section and click on the Update Personal Information button.


In the Email Subscriptions area click Manage.


Here you can turn on or off email notifications for Domain backorders using the sliders.


When you have made your selection press the Save Changes button.


Why can I not backorder a domain?

Is it eligible?

The most common reason for not being able to purchase a backorder on a domain name is that it is not eligible for a backorder. Only certain types of domain extensions are eligible for this service, and are listed below in their respective price brackets.


.co.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .mobi, .tel, .de, .org.uk, .me.uk, .gb.com, .ae.org, .cn.com, .de.com, .kr.com, .sa.com, .za.com


.co, .us, .pw, .tv, .cc, .me, .la, .asia, .gb.net, .uk.com, .uk.net, .eu.com, .us.com, .se.net, .se.com, .uy.com, .br.com, .no.com, .hu.com, .ru.com, .jpn.com

Any domain names other than the ones listed above will not be eligible for a backorder.

Is it available for backorder?

Even if a certain extensions is eligible for backorder, but you are still unable to access this service, it means that someone else has already placed a backorder for the domain name. We only offer this service once per domain name.