Right now! We're accepting backorders for all .UK right of registration domain names.
We're accepting backorders for any .UK domain where a right of registration exists. The right of registration domains do not require any kind of credits to book, and you can book as many domains as you like. We're also allowing multiple booking per domain name, ensuring a fair platform for everyone.
Yes. Each domain name has been allocated a window in which it will become available to register. When you book a domain name, the 'drop date' will be shown. This will be between 1st July and 5th July 2019.
All transactions are processed in GBP. Payments can be made via credit/debit card through our secure website. This enables everything to be automated, and you can transfer your domains out immediately. If you wish to pay via BACS, please ask for our account details.
Historically, some users have created accounts, we've caught domains, and then had no response. By adding a card to your account, it authenticates your account.
No. We simply tokenise your card with our payment provider (by performing an active card check). We do not request any authorisation/payment when you add a card to your account.
Only if we successfully catch a right of registration backordered domain name for you, and you are the only backorder against that domain name.
If the domain name goes to auction, your card will not be charged until the end of the auction, and if you are the winning bidder.
Yes. Simply head to the bulk backorder section within your account, and paste in your list of domains.
There are no up front costs, simply enter which domain name(s) you would like us to attempt to catch for you. For each name we successfully register, you'll have to pay a fixed fee of £35 (if you are the only person to book it). However, if multiple people book the same domain name, then the domain will enter auction.
There are no other costs, other than the fixed cost, or winning bid amount. Registrant transfer and TAG changes are free of charge.
Note: If you backorder a large number of right of registration domains, we may contact you to discuss this, and request a deposit to add to your account, so that we know you are a genuine user requesting these domain names.
If multiple people book the same domain, it will enter auction and the opening bid of £35 will be placed by the first person who booked the domain name.
If you were not the first person to book the domain name, you are under no obligation to bid.
Auctions run for 72 hours and begin immediately once a domain name has been caught. All parties who placed a backorder for the domain name will be notified, and only these parties can participate in the auction.
The first backorder for the domain will automatically start the bidding at £35. Bidding in the last 10 minutes will automatically extend the auction by 10 minutes from the last bid. This is to ensure everyone has an opportunity to place a new bid and to stop auction sniping.
The winning bidder will have 48 hours to complete payment. Failure to complete the transaction within this timeframe may result in the domain name being offered to the next highest bidder, and your account suspended.
If you have any issues completing a transaction, contact us as soon as possible to avoid account suspension.
No. Only users who placed a backorder against the domain name before it was caught can participate in the auction.
All bids in an auction will be visible for transparency, however each bidder is assigned a unique ID for each auction, so you can monitor the bids per user within an auction, but not across multiple auctions.
Use our contact us form to get in touch.
We ask that you make a payment upfront to activate your ability to backorder a domain name. This is due to having customers create accounts, book domains, and then never pay when we're successful.
No. Any payment credits added to your account will remain indefinitely until used.
Depending on how long ago you made your payment, we might be able to refund it if requested.
Note that in doing so will remove your ability to book domains. You can reinstate this by making a new payment.
Currently, each account is limited to five backorders at any one time. We regularly review this number.
You can increase the number of backorders by purchasing payment credits in advance, or by subscribing to our droplist service.
The domain name you have searched for has already been booked by another user. Each domain name can only be booked once. Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. The only requirement is that the domain name must be suspended before it can be booked.
Polling is when we start continuously monitoring the domain name on the day we expect it to become available.
Bookings can be cancelled at any point until polling begins. Once we start polling a domain, you cannot cancel a booking.
If your domain name does not become available on the day we expect it to, we will continue to poll the domain name at regular intervals.
You can request cancellation of the polling through the control panel. Once cancellation is requested, we will send a stop request to our polling system. The backorder should be cancelled shortly after your request is received.
Domain names are caught using the TAG DROPPED.
All domain names are caught using our details. This is primarily for speed to ensure our system is not delayed by looking up your registration information during a catch. It is also for our security to ensure we receive payment for our service.
The first Registrant transfer from our details is free of charge. If we have already processed a Registrant transfer, then changing these details again incurs an additional fee.
The WHOIS will only update once you have submitted your TAG change request.
If you have submitted Registrant and TAG details, but have not paid for the catch, the Registrant transfer will not take place until payment is received.
Once a domain is caught, we'll email you requesting payment and to confirm Registrant details and TAG. Once these have been received, TAG changes are processed within 15 minutes. Everything is fully automated. Be sure you advise the receiving TAG your domain is on its way (usually via a transfer in).
If a TAG change does not occur within 15 minutes, then the receiving TAG will need to accept our request to transfer your domain. If this is the case, we'll have emailed you to advise.
All caught domain names must be paid for within 30 calendar days. Auction payments must be completed within 72 hours.
Any unpaid domain names outside of this timeframe will be subject to our payment terms and conditions, specifically the Withdrawal section.
No. If we successfully catch a domain name on your behalf, we'll ask for our advertised fee. Once payment has been received, we will transfer the domain name with your chosen Registrant details to the TAG of your choice.
No, our prices already include VAT.
When you make a purchase, an invoice is generated which clearly shows the VAT breakdown and our VAT registration number.
Our drop lists contain every .uk domain name entering the standard drop cycle! We monitor every single registered .uk domain name.
Our database currently contains 12,169,085 domain names, and changes every day as domains are registered and released.
For every domain appearing on our drop lists, we obtain statistics from Alexa, Majestic, Mozscape, Wayback machine (archive.org). We also generate keywords for each domain, and check for these keywords for Google searches and estimated Google CPC (cost per click). Finally, each domain is checked to see if it is registered in .co.uk, .uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk, .com, .net, .org, .info and .us.
Drop list statistics are calculated the day prior to the domain name entering the drop cycle. This is the day prior to suspension, 64 days before the domain drops.
The padlock icon indicates that the .uk has a right of registration against the dropping domain. This means that when the domain drops, the .uk will become available for registration.
0 = available
1 = registered
2 = right of registration exists, but not for the dropping domain
3 = right of registration exists, and the domain will become available when the dropping domain becomes available
4 = reserved by Nominet, and will not be available for registration.
When you sign up to a subscription, we charge your card for the subscription amount, and advise our card issuer to provide us with a unique token to identify your card. We store this token, and use it for the sole purpose of subscription billing each month.
No and never! Your card information is securely submitted directly to our payment provider. We don't even see it!
Payments are taken monthly in advance, on the day of the month you originally signed up. Eg. If you signed up on 8th, we will charge your card on the 8th day of each subsequent month.
If your billing day does not occur in every month (such as the 31st), your billing will take place on the last day of the month. Your next billing day can always be viewed from the subscription page within your account.
No. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time. Once cancelled, droplist access will remain until your subscription period ends.
Unfortunately not. Your subscription entitles you to unlimited use of the lists for yourself or your company, but they cannot be redistributed.
Simply enter a list of domain names, and we'll run the domains against the WHOIS server and save the results to a text file for you to download.
Each account can lookup 75 domain names each day. If you subscribe to our drop lists, you can lookup up to 1,000 per day depending on your subscription level. (Subject to staying within Nominet's Acceptable Use Policy).
Use of WHOIS is subject to Nominet's Acceptable Use Policy, limiting each user up to 1,000 WHOIS queries per day. (See Nominet AUP). This is per user across all websites, not just ours.
Your IP address and hostname are submitted with the domain name(s) when you request bulk WHOIS lookups.