If you have placed a Pending Delete or Pre-Release backorder on a domain, and the backorder deadline has passed, the domain is frozen and no changes to the bid amount can take place, nor can you delete the domain from your backorder list. It will show as "Pending Auction" on the My Backorders list, and the delete box will be grayed out during this time.
This Pending Auction status will remain until the domain is processed. There are several possible outcomes after the status elapses:
If our system successfully registers the domain and you have the only backorder, you will be awarded the domain at your backorder bid amount, typically within 48 hours.
If our system successfully registers the domain and there are multiple users with backorders, you will be entered into an auction for the domain at your backorder bid amount.
If our system was unable to register the domain, then no auction will occur, and your backorder will be converted to a Wish List backorder.
If you have the only backorder for the domain, you may be awarded the domain at your backorder bid amount. This typically occurs within 48 hours unless the domain is retracted by the Registrar.
If there are multiple users with backorders, you may be entered into a private auction for the domain at your backorder bid amount. This can take up to 96 hours unless the domain is retracted by the Registrar.
If the sponsoring registrar removes the domain from NameJet's system, your backorder will be converted to a Wish List backorder. This can happen if there is a last-minute renewal, a legal problem or some other issue whereby the domain cannot be sold.
The Pending Auction status typically lasts no more than 12 hours, but can take up to 5 days, even if no auction occurs. Please be aware that there is no guarantee that you will be awarded the domain or that an auction will occur after the "Pending Auction" status elapses. This simply has the domain in a holding pattern until we know the outcome of the domain.
If you are the only bidder that placed a backorder on the name and you are awarded the name, our system will send an order confirmation after a successful charge has been completed. You will receive an email notice from the sponsoring Registrar within a few days with your login information so you can manage the domain.