Answer ID: 9037

What is "Pending Delete" Status?

"Pending Delete" refers to the 5-day time-frame after redemption.  During this time the registry holds the domain and it cannot be recovered.  Once the Registry deletes the domain, it becomes available for anyone to purchase as a new domain.  It is available on a first-come first-served basis. 

To greatly increase your chances of acquiring Pending Delete domains, please create an account with our auction partner, NameJet, and place a backorder on the domain.

Refer to the article "What Happens When a Domain Expires" for more information