What Happens When a Domain Expires?

When a domain expires it becomes inactive immediately and all the services attached to it cease to function. You can’t make any updates to the domain while it is expired.

The domain will remain available for reactivation at your regular domain rate under your list of Expired Domains.

To reactivate an expired domain, Contact Infinity Webpro Team to help you out.

Certain domain names are auto-renew only and cannot be renewed manually. For these domains there is no grace period. Once they’ve expired it’s not possible to recover them.

ICANN TLDs

Grace period

After a domain expires, it enters a grace period. In this period, the domain is disabled but it’s still possible to renew it from the DNSimple account at no extra cost.

Currently, eNom – our registrar - offers a non-guaranteed 29-day grace period for renewal for most TLDs.

There is no guaranteed grace period. Once a domain expires, eNom may dispose of it at any time according to the registration agreement. After the grace period elapses, the domain may go into a redemption grace period.

Renewal years are always added to the end of the current registration period (i.e., the new expiration date is the same whether you renew two months early or the day before expiration), so you will never lose time on your domain by renewing early.

Redemption period

After a domain has passed through any applicable expiration grace period, the domain may go into redemption status.

A redemption grace period is provided after the registrar has issued a delete request to the registry. Only the previous registrant can recover the domain during this time, and it must be retrieved through the previous registrar.

The Redemption grace period is named differently for some TLDs. The .org equivalent, for example, is “Pending Delete - Restorable.”

Domains in our system can go into either Redemption Grace Period or Extended Redemption Grace Period.

To renew a domain in redemption status, please contact us.

When a domain is in the redemption status, the registrar will apply a mandatory fee on top of the standard renewal price.

The final renewal price will be the standard renewal fee plus the redemption fee.

Deletion period

“Pending Delete” refers to the 5-day time frame after redemption. During this time the registry holds the domain and it cannot be recovered.

Once the Registry deletes the domain it’s available on a first-come first-served basis for anyone to purchase as a new domain.

Renewing my expired domain name

The options for renewing an expired domain name depend on how long it's been since your domain expired. The domain name extension and its registry rules also affect the renewal process once a domain has expired.

Expiration timeline

  • On the first day, if your domain is set to Automatic renewal, our system attempts renewal. If automatic renewal fails (for example, your card on file is expired), we notify you via email of expiration and park the domain. A parked domain name will show a temporary web page when entering the domain in a web browser.
  • On the first day, if your domain is set to Manual renewal we notify you via email of expiration and park the domain. A parked domain name will show a temporary web page when entering the domain in a web browser.

The rest of the expiration timeline is:

Day after expiration What happens Available option
Day 4 and 12 Additional expiration notifications are sent via email Domain can be manually renewed in your account.
Day 19 Domain remains on hold but becomes subject to redemption fee. DNS is interrupted. You can manually recover your expired domain name. Subject to applicable renewal and redemption fees.
Day 25 Domain is put up for domain name auction. You can manually recover your expired domain name or place a bid on the domain name through auction.
Day 30 Domain is no longer available to renew or recover in your account. You can place a bid on the domain name through auction.
Day 36 If there are no backorders and no bidders in the domain name auction, we list the domain name in a final closeout auction. You can place a bid on the domain name through auction. This is the final chance to register the domain name before it is returned to the registry.
Day 41 All auctions end Domain is no longer available to renew or bid on.
Day 42 Domain is returned to the registry You may be able to register the domain name again after the registry has released the domain name.

 

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