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Expiration Process

If you have a domain expire, you can still renew it per the schedule below after the expiration date.





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.


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.


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.


Expired (restore 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 $100. 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 (restore period).


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.



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.


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