Domain name recovery

Is the domain name that you want to register already taken?

Don’t worry, Namebay offers a number of solutions, which may allow you to recover a domain name that has already been registered.

In most cases the domain name industry runs on the rule “first-come, first-served” and it is not unusual that the name in which you are interested¬†has¬†either already been registered by a third party either in good faith or possibly for fraudulent use.

Depending on the state of registration of the name, your rights over it and the budget available to acquire it, several solutions are possible. Namebay will give you the best advice on your options to recover the domain name.


Every year many registered domain names are not renewed, either deliberately or by mistake. When a domain name is not renewed, it is released¬†back into the public domain and is available for registration of a first-come, first-serveed basis. A¬†“backorder” placed a¬†request¬†for Namebay’s domain recovery¬†robots to register a specific¬†domain name the moment that¬†it becomes available.


Anonymous acquisition

Whether a domain owner has put the¬†name up for sale or not, Namebay¬†will¬†negotiate anonymously with the owner to acquire it. Nameshield will not disclose the identity of the interested party since this may adversely affect the asking price.¬†There are several factors used to¬†estimate the value and therefore the price of a domain name such as the age of the domain, its extension, the traffic on the domain name, the number of search requests and its placement in search engine listings etc.¬†Namebay undertakes¬†all¬†procedures and negotiations required for recovery of domain names . In all cases the buyer’s maximum budget is set prior to opening negotiations.¬†Namebay takes care of the completion of the transaction¬†using ¬†trusted escrow services.


Legal recovery procedure UDRP

To combat the abusive registration of trademarks or cybersquatting , Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedures (UDRP) were put in place. Economical, efficient and quick , they help resolve disputes around the ownership of domain names provided that the plaintiff can demonstrate:

  • That the domain name is identical or similar to the mark, and brings¬†material harm to the mark

  • That the domain name holder has no legitimate interest in the domain name

  • That the holder is using¬†the domain name in bad faith