Domain Expiration Process

Domain name registration expires: If the domain has not been renewed by the owner prior to the expiry date, the domain’s status will be changed to what is called a Renewal Grace Period. Under this status, you can still renew the domain name without incurring additional fees for a grace period of thirty days. As early as one day after expiration, your domain name will be deactivated and replaced with a parking page indicating the domain name has expired, and other services you have associated with the domain name may no longer function.

 

Expired domains can still be renewed base on the schedule below after the expiration date.

Days since Expiration Status Details
1-33 Expired (grace period) The domain will stop functioning as the domain will be placed on clientHold status (web site won't load, email won't be delivered, etc.), but the domain can be renewed at our regular renewal rates. Domains in this status and on clientHold can still be renewed and transferred. Please see below that you may lose your domain on the 31st day if it is bid upon via auction.
5 Expired (grace period) The domain is made available for auction bidding. You can still renew the domain at our regular renewal rates. If you renew the domain at any time before the auction ends (read below), the auction will automatically stop.
31 Expired (grace period) The domain auction ends. The highest bidder will be awarded the domain at this time if there are any active bids. You would lose your domain at this time if it was not renewed.
34-64TD > Expired (Redemption period) The domain can only be renewed during this period using the registry restoration process. You can still renew the domain through your account, but the cost will be ₦28,500 This increased cost is due to the much higher cost we need to pay to the registry for domain restorations. Domains can also only be transferred to a different registrar prior to entering the Expired (Redemption period).
65-69 Expired (pending delete) The domain can no longer be renewed and will be deleted from the registry. Once your domain reaches this status, there is nothing that can be done to renew it.
70 < Deleted The domain has been deleted from the registry and is returned to the pool of available domains for anybody to register.

The "Days Since Expiration" column includes the day of expiration.

The expiration schedule is different for the following TLDs. The values listed represent the "Days Since Expiration" as listed and defined above.

TLD Expired
(Grace Period)
Expired
(Redemption Period)
Expired
(Pending Delete Period)
Deleted
.ca 1-62 N/A 63 Within 64-70
.energy 1-79 N/A 80 85
.beer, .boston, .casa, .cooking, .fashion, .fishing, .fit, .garden, .horse, .law, .miami, .rodeo, .surf, .vip, .vodka, .wedding, .work, .yoga, 1-33 34-79 80-84 85
.audio, .blackfriday, .christmas, .click, .diet, .flowers, .game, .gift, .guitars, .help, .hiphop, .hiv, .hosting, .juegos, .link, .lol, .mom, .photo, .pics, .property, .sexy, .tattoo, 1-33 34-214 215-219 220

Expiration Notices

We will send multiple email notifications to you before and after domains expire which is one of many reasons it is important for you to keep your email address with us current. Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure the renewal of your domains. We make our best efforts to issue the reminders below, but email is not 100% reliable and should not be depended upon exclusively to make sure your domains do not expire.

  • We will email you 60 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 30 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 15 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you both 7 days and 1 day prior to expiration to let you know.
  • Upon expiration of your domain, our system will email you and your domain will be deactivated. This will result in all services related to your domain ceasing to function (including, but not limited to, website and email).

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