Domain Name Expiry and Renewal Grace Period of Domains

Domain Lifecycle

Whenever a particular domain name is not Renewed till the Expiry Date, it would slip into the Renewal Grace Period. All such domain names would be put on a temporary commercial Parking Page, which would indicate that the domain name has expired. During this period, any website and mails associated with the domain name would stop working.

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Renewal Grace Period of Domains

TLD (Domain Name Extension) Renewal Grace Period (Days)
.ASIA 40
.AU 32
.BIZ 36
.BZ 40
.CA 40
.CC 36
.CN 40
.CO 40
.COM 36
.COM.DE 0
.DE 0
.ES 9
.EU 0 OR 27
.IN 36
.IN.NET 36
.INFO 36
.JOBS 36
.ME 36
.MN 40
.MOBI 36
.NAME 40
.NET 36
.NL 0
.NZ 4
.ORG 36
.PRO 36
.PW 36
.RU 30
.SC 40
.SHABAKA 40
.SX 40
.TEL 40
.TV 36
.UK 90
.US 36
.VC 40
.WEB.IN 30
.WS 36
.XXX 40
CentralNic Domains 36
Donuts Domains 40

Caveats and Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 

When a domain name expires, the Registry auto-renews it for a period of 1 year and locks our funds for the same. However, the Auto-Renewal action is not immediate, but is queued up for execution. This often takes upto 48 hours to complete.

Auto-Renewal 

Now, if you were to add another Renewal action, the domain name would get Renewed for an additional year, even though you do not wish it to get Renewed for any more years than you requested.

Note

  • To avoid this situation, the system’s Parking action is on purpose left incomplete. The domain name would bear the following status at this stage:Action Requested: Parking of <domain name>Status of the action: Awaiting update at Registry
  • Please note that Registry Auto-Renewal is different than any other Auto-Renewal feature your Registration Service provider may provide as an addon service for a domain name.

Once the execution is completed at the Registry, the system will complete the Parking action and renew the domain name.

After you have Renewed the domain name, it would take around 24-48 hours for DNS Propagation to complete Worldwide and the actual website to start resolving properly and mails to be received on the domain name.

DNS Propagation

Once a domain name has expired, it will go to into Renewal Grace Period, where you can renew this domain name at normal costs. If you do not renew the domain name within the Renewal Grace Period, then it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted. The domain name will then go into Redemption Grace Period generally (provided there is no backorder for this domain name). In this status you would get another chance to redeem it.

Restoring a Deleted Domain Name from the Redemption Grace Period

If a domain name is not Renewed within the Renewal Grace Period, it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted.

Redeeming a domain name is costly, time consuming and generally a manual process. The Redemption Grace Period is generally of 30 days after the domain name is Deleted and 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 status, the domain name can not be Redeemed and after this period, the domain name would be available for fresh Registration.

 

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