What is domain redemption status?
Redemption is the status that most TLDs enter if they are not renewed in time.
When the domain expires, your website and mail service will stop functioning, and no changes can be made to the domain.
However, for generic TLDs (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, etc.), you will have a non-guaranteed 27-day renewal grace period after the actual expiration date during which you can renew, i.e., reactivate a domain.
If you do not renew the domain within this grace period, it enters a "redemption period" at the Registry and placed into the auction. Usually, domains are auctioned off successfully.
In order to return the domain at this stage, there is a $200 fee plus a regular renewal cost for the domain (you can check it here). If the domain is not re-instated from redemption, it enters a PendingDelete status at the Registry for 5 days. On the 6th day, the domain should be released to the public for re-registration. Normally, generic TLDs get released approximately in 70-80 (in rare cases up to 120) days after the expiration date if not re-instated from redemption and *if not* auctioned off.
Please note that once the domain has been released, the registration is carried out on a first come, first served basis.
If your domain is in a redemption state and you would like to reactivate it, submit a ticket or contact us via the Live chat providing your domain and account details.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.