So i backordered successfully a domain yesterday with Epik.com (costs $199 upfront to place a backorder), they caught the domain but the domain resolves to the 'For sale' page where it is being sold for low $xxxx (and the 'For sale' page appeared right after they secured the domain, so it was on auto-pilot regarding this domain in advance and the for sale service [email protected] is the one i saw on the domains i observed that Epik caught and all the drop-catchers I backordered with lost to Epik. I contacted Epik.com support and asked why is that the i placed the backorder and the domain is now for sale without an auction (if there are more backorders on it) or awarding me the domain. my question: And the support (Rob ) replied: And now they just refunded to the in-store credit my backorder with the status 'Missed'. Why 'Missed'? they caught the domain successfully. Currently i can't get my head around this practice. Is it really how a backorder-service works? The domain is freewear.com update: just sent (Saturday, 16 November 2013, 03:46:07 EST) a link to the thread to their support so that they would have every opportunity to react here if they care.