Domain backorder is a service made available by ICANN-authorized service providers and it is the best way to get a good domain name that was owned by some third party and was left to expire. When the registration period of a domain name has ended, the latter becomes inactive, however it is not deleted instantly. Instead, the owner has a few months to renew it. If this does not happen, the domain name enters a deletion period which continues about 5 days and following that it gets deleted, so everyone could register it. The backorder service will help you to place an order for such a domain with a registrar company and they'll attempt to register it instantly as soon as it's available. This way, you can easily get a short and attractive domain name for your Internet site and although such domains are registered on a first -come, first-serve basis and there isn't any guarantee that you'll get the wanted domain, using a computerized system will give you a significantly better chance than if you keep checking if the domain is erased and attempt to acquire it personally.