What are aftermarket domains?

Domain names are registered for use for a limited period of time. Every day, hundreds of currently unavailable Australian domain names become available for public registration again due to the owners failing to renew their domain name licence. Netfleet also allows domain name owners to sell their existing domain names before their registration period expires.

As the demand for Australian domain names continues to grow, the availability of quality domain names is rapidly decreasing — but through Netfleet you can snap up expiring domains or buy and sell currently registered domain names to find the perfect online address for your business!

Buy an aftermarket domain name

There are four different ways you can buy a domain name on Netfleet.

Expired domain auctions — daily

Each day, a list of domain names is made available for bidding. If you are the highest bidder, Netfleet will attempt to register the domain name on your behalf. Please read the Expired Auction User Guide for more information. Hundreds of domain names expire every day and Netfleet has a 94%¹ record of catching domain names on behalf of customers.

Aftermarket auctions

Domains listed here have already been registered and the owner has decided to sell. Listed in an auction-style scenario, with a specified end date, the highest bidder wins the domain name and becomes the new owner. Please read the Aftermarket Auction User Guide for more information.

Netfleet handles all of the paperwork and facilitates the transfer process between the buyer and seller, making the process seamless and stress free.

Standard catalogue sale — domains for sale

A traditional offer and counter offer system with no end date, domains listed have already been registered and the owner has decided to sell. Netfleet has the largest range of Premium Domains with over 50,000 names for sale.


Place an exclusive backorder on currently registered domain names and Netfleet will continually monitor the domain name 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to determine when the domain name is due to expire. Netfleet will then attempt to register the domain name as soon as it becomes available. Please read the Domain Snapper Backorder User Guide for more information. Netfleet registers only one backorder per domain name and has a 100%¹ record of catching contested backorders.

¹ Statistics based on expired domain auction and backorder domains successfully caught and registered through Netfleet during the period November 2012 to May 2013.

Sell your domain name

There are two ways you can sell a domain on Netfleet.

Standard catalogue sale

A traditional and anonymous offer and counter-offer system with no end date. You can list your unwanted domain name in the Domain Catalogue and choose to accept an offer from a bidder at any time.

Aftermarket auctions

An auction-style scenario where you list your domain name for sale with a specified end date. All bids on your auction must be made by the specified end date and the highest bidder on that day will be the new owner of your unwanted domain name, provided it has met your reserve.