What is domain redemption status?
After domain expires we allow 27 days of grace period for almost all TLDs in which you can renew (i.e. reactivate) domain from the expiration date. After the 27 days the domain may be placed into auction for a week, if not sold (rarely do the domains get sold at auction), then it is placed into redemption by the registry. Once in redemption, there is an additional fee of $200 for reactivation. So it's total $200 + the renewal cost for the domain (depending on the TLD). If the domain is still not renewed, then after 80-85 days in the status of redemption it's made available for everyone again.