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 expiration 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 may be placed into auction for a week.  If not sold ( the domains are seldom sold at auctions), it enters a "redemption period" at the Registry.

In order to reinstate it at this stage, there is a $200 redemption fee plus a regular renewal cost for the domain (you can check it here). If the domain is not re-instated at this stage within 41 days, it enters a PendingDelete status at the Registry. On the 6th day, the domain in question should be released to the public for re-registration.

Normally, generic TLDs get released approximately 80-85 days after the expiration date *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.

That's it!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.


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