One month before your domain registration expires, we will send an email to the registered name holder with instructions for renewing your registration. Then, one week before your registration expires, we will send another email with the same instructions. It is very important that you watch for and pay attention to these emails, because we want to help you keep your domain name.
If you do not renew your registration before it expires, here is what will happen:
Your domain name will be placed on hold, meaning that viewers will no longer be able to get to your website.
Within five days after your registration expires, we will send an additional expiration notice via email to the registered name holder. This email will include instructions for renewing your registration.
During the Grace Period, all services (such as the website and email) cease working until the name is renewed (if and when this happens). As well, name server/DNS changes are not possible. When the domain expires the DNS is temporarily changed, and a web page explaining the need for renewal may be shown. When the domain is renewed, the DNS will be changed back to the previous DNS entries.
At the end of the Grace Period one of three things may happen:
The domain is marked for deletion, and with most types of domain names this will place the domain name enters a “Redemption Period” (also called “Pending Delete Restorable”), which is an additional period of time provided to recover the domain name. The cost to recover the domain will be more than the cost of a renewal, and recovery is only available to the former domain owner. The precise time when the domain is finally deleted depends on the Registry, but many domains are deleted 30-35 days after entering the Redemption Period.
A third party expresses interest in the expired domain name via an online auctioning system, and when the Grace Period ends, the domain is sold to the highest bidder. Domains that are auctioned off cannot be renewed or “redeemed”.
If we still haven’t heard from you by this point, the domain will be marked for deletion. Other people will soon be able to buy your domain.
There is no additional fee to renew during this time period. Renewals will be charged at the standard rate