Auction Expired, No bids – what next?
mikews said 1 year ago:
If an auction time expires and there has been no bids for the domain, what happens to the domain? Does it go onto the open market at the end of the auction? Or does it return to the owner?
Is there a place for more information? I’m an auction member but haven’t seen a guide or FAQ.
Gary A said 1 year ago:
If an expired domain auction receives no bids, the domain is removed from the auction and is released to the registry for deletion. Once the domain is released, it may take up to 30-45 days for the domain to become available for public registration.
josephweb said 8 months, 2 weeks ago:
In that case, how would the former-owner of the domain recover it? Does Godaddy offer backordering?
Gary A said 8 months, 1 week ago:
If an expired domain went to auction and no bids were placed on it, the domain name will be released. Once it is released, it is available for public registration and anyone may register it as a new domain.
We do offer backorders for domain names, however it is often best to backorder a domain name before it expires. Information on backorders can be found here: