What is Domain Name
Backordering? Watch Out for This One!
by Martin Lemieux
Domain names are the hottest net-real-estate on the internet. It's no
wonder services like: "Domain Name Backordering" is available to the
public. Can someone really backorder your domain right from underneath
you? Guess again...
So what is Domain Name Backordering?
This is a service that allows anybody on the internet to reserve a
domain name if and when it goes up for sale! This doesn't seem harmful
does it? Guess again...
Companies all over the internet are ordering this service for website
url's that seem to be popular! What if by chance you just happen to
forget to re-order your domain name? Let's say that you go on vacation
and neglect to check your emails that are now telling you to renew your
domain name? In this case, another company on the other side of the
planet sees the fact that your domain name is soon up for grabs, so they
order a backorder on your domain name and simply wait to see what you do
So here you are coming back from a very long vacation and what is this?
Someone else now owns your domain name because you simply neglected your
duty to keep your net-real-estate up-to-date!
Unless you own a Canadian domain name protected by the CIRA, or you have
a trademark on your domain name or business name, you are "really" out
of luck. Once you are at this point, it may take months before you can
prove to the courts that you simply forgot to renew your website
Should This Service Be Allowed?
That is a very interesting question. Some would say yes simply because
there are literraly 1000's of websites that aren't going to be renewed
next month. On the flip side, some of those websites are simply a
mistake. I think the point here is; avoid making that mistake and renew
your domain name for atleast 5 years.
Google is apparently looking through the "WHOIS Data Base" to see which
websites have the staying power online and are serious by registering
their domain name for more than 1 year at a time.
Again, should domain backordering be allowed?
I say no! Just like a patent for an invention, you should have up to 1
year to claim that domain unless you transfer the domain name to another
company or individual. This way we would have less domain name theft and
less "hick-ups" from companies who simply forget their important
Protect Your Net-Real-Estate!
Your website address is the most important commodity you have online. It
is as important as your business name itself. It is what ties your
company offline to online. People know you through your domain name.
Potential clients may end up visiting your website later on, you
woudln't want some other company in your place?
Please be careful when give out the access information for your domain
name to anyone that isn't within your trusted circle.
I hope this article has helped you out!
Martin Lemieux is the president of the Smartads Advertising Network.
Smartads helps small to large companies with their offline and online
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