Question by caligrl: How does backordering a domain name work?
I entered a domain name to order, and it said it was already in use but that for $ 18.99 I could backorder it. Is that a yearly fee or one time fee until the name becomes available? Also, should I contact the current owner directly since their registration info is listed publicly and ask if they want to selll it to me? What would be the procedure to do that? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by link
Backorder? Sounds like a scam to me. A domain name is either available or it isn’t.

You need to go to an established entity like NetworkSolutions or GoDaddy to get a domain name.

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