What happens when a domain name expires
Whenever a domain name is not renewed by the Expiry Date, it would enter into a Renewal Grace Period. Un-renewed domain names would then be put on a temporary commercial parking page. This would indicate that the domain name has expired. During this period, any website and/or emails associated with that domain name would stop working.
Renewal Grace Period
If a domain was renewed within the Renewal Grace Period, it would take up to 72 hours for the DNS propagation to complete Worldwide – website and emails associated with that domain will start resolving properly and behave as normal.
During the DNS Propagation period, a website may intermittently revert to the Parking Page and then change again to the actual website, depending on how ISP caches are refreshed. This may be confusing, but If you have already Renewed your domain name, do notnattempt to renew it again. The Parking Page will automatically get removed as soon as the DNS propagation completes.
Redemption Grace Period
Domains in a Renewal Grace Period, can be renewed at normal costs. However, if you do not renew the domain name within the Renewal Grace Period, then your domain is queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently will be deleted. The domain name will then go into Redemption Grace Period , providing there is no backorder for this domain name. In such case you could get another chance to redeem it.
Restoring deleted domain from Redemption Grace Period
Redeeming a domain name is costly, time consuming and a manual process. The Redemption Grace Period normally is 30 days after the domain name was deleted. During this period, only the current Registrar of the domain name can Redeem the domain name.
If the domain name is not redeemed during this period, then it would move to the Pending Delete period for 5 days. In this case, the domain name can not be Redeemed and after that period, the domain name would be available for fresh registration.
Deleted domain name would only go into a Redemption Grace Period if the following conditions are met:
Domain name was manually Deleted by requesting it from our support.
Domain name was automatically deleted by our system as the domain name had expired and was not renewed until the end of it’s Renewal Grace Period.
A domain name will not go into Redemption Grace Period if the:
Domain name has been Deleted in the Money Back Period.
Domain name has a Backorder for it.
Redeeming/Restoring a domain is a lengthy process and could take well over 7 working days. A Restoration action, once completed, can not be reversed. The only option would be deleting the domain name in the event that the domain name is no longer required.
Restoration of a domain (only after deletion by the system, post Expiry of the Renewal Grace Period) includes 1 year Renewal. If a domain name’s deletion is requested anytime prior to its Expiry, then Restoring the domain name will not include 1 year Renewal.
Restoration of a .EU domain name after expiry will include 1 year Renewal. The registration term will be extended by 1 year from the previous Expiry date.