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Expired Domains

Domain names expire when they are not renewed. With some registrars, you can bid on an expired domain name immediately after expiry in an online auction. Domains held at other registrars may take a few days to become available. We update the list of expired domain names every night.

When you find a name you like, click on it to try backordering the name. To search generated names, domain extensions, and domains for sale at the same time you can use our domain name search tool. Type your ideas in the box above and find out what is available. When you find an expired domain name you like, we link you to our sponsor partners so you can backorder it before it’s gone.

Do expired domains still work?

No. Expired domains only work when you renew or re-register them. When you purchase an expired domain, it maintains any inbound links accumulated over the time it was live. Some people buy expired domains from similar businesses to help with their SEO and Google rankings.

What is an expired domain?

An expired domain is a domain that has not been renewed before the end of its contract. This may be because a payment method did not go through, the domain was deleted, or the owner forgot about it. They are available for re-registration after about 30-90 days.

Can I buy an expired domain?

Yes, but it must be dormant for 30-40 days. When you purchase an expired domain, it will be yours for 1-10 years depending on the terms. You can opt for auto-renewal to avoid expiration surprises.

How long do you have to renew a domain after it expires?

You have 30-40 days to renew an expired domain, depending on the terms of your registrar. After that, it will go to auction, where you can also try to purchase it, but it will sell to the highest bidder.

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