Frequently Asked Questions

Setting Up Domain Backordering With Privacy

Last Updated: April 24, 2007 4:53 PM

If you're interested in purchasing a domain that someone else registered, but you do not want your personal information to be listed in the WHOIS directory at any time during the backorder and registration process, you can place a backorder with privacy on the domain to purchase it if it becomes available.

If your backorder with privacy is unsuccessful, you can apply your private registration to any other backorder.

To Set Up Domain Backordering With Privacy

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Monitoring/Backordering. The Domain Control Center opens.
  3. Above your list of backordered and monitored domain names, click Add Backorders.
  4. Select Private Backorder, and then click Continue.
  5. In the Add Backorders area, enter one domain name per line, not including the "www" prefix, and then click Continue.
  6. In the Email Address 1 field, enter the email address you want to send notifications to.
  7. (Optional) In the Email Address 2 field, enter an additional email address you want to send notifications to.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Review the contact information, which will be used to register the backordered domain if it becomes available.
  10. (Optional) If the organization is the legal registrant of the domain, select I certify that the specified organization.
  11. Click Continue.
  12. From the Number of credits to use list, select the number of credits you want to apply, and then click Continue.
  13. From the Choose how you would like area, select one of the following:
  14. Use existing private registration account
    Allows you to enter the User ID and Password for a private registration account you already created.
    Create a new private registration account
    Allows you to create a private registration account.
  15. Review the Domain Name Proxy Agreement, and if you agree, select I have read the Domain Name Proxy Agreement.
  16. Click Continue.

If you have not purchased a private backorder, we add it to your cart. To complete setting up your domain backorder with privacy, continue through the checkout process.