What happens after domain names expire? Days after expiration and action

A registrant can renew an expired domain name at no extra cost up to day 18. If they renew an expired domain name anytime between day 19 and day 42, they must also pay an $80.00 redemption fee. The domain name might not be available for renewal after day 42.

Once a domain name expires, it goes through many stages before being released to the open market. We send five renewal emails to the LuckyRegister – account owner prior to the expiration date. Below is a timeline based on .com domain names.

NOTE: These timelines do not apply to ccTLD domain names.

Days after expiration Action
Day 1 We make the first of three billing attempts to renew the domain name. If the billing fails on the day of, or auto renew fails, the domain name expires and is immediately set to parking. The domain name can be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.
Day 5 We make the second billing attempt. The domain name remains in parking, but can still be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.
Day 12 We make the third and final attempt to renew the domain name. The domain name can still be renewable by the registrant at no extra cost.
Day 19 The domain name can be renewed by the registrant for the cost of a one-year renewal plus an $80.00 redemption fee.
Day 26 We add the domain name to an expired domain name auction.
Day 36 The expired domain name auction ends. If there are no backorders and no bidders in the expired domain name auction, we list the domain name in a closeout auction.
Day 41 The closeout auction ends.
Day 43 We assign the domain name to the winner of the expired domain name auction, backorder, or closeout. If there are no bidders, we return the domain name to the registry.

 

Who can register .es domain names?

Anyone/any company can register .es domain names on a first-come, first-served basis, however, everyone/every company has to provide an ID number from a government issued ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, tax ID card, company registration number, VAT number).

NOTE: If the registrant of the domain name is an individual, the domain name registrant and its administrative contact must match.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning, end, or third and fourth characters in the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

NOTE: If you want to associate a phone number with your .es domain name, you must use the following format: +1.########## (notice the period following the 1).

Which registry controls .es domain names?

Nic.ES is the registry for .es domain names.

About .es Domain Names

The .es country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension representing Spain and español. Domain names with the .es extension are useful for companies or individuals who want to reach the growing number of Internet users in Spain and the global Spanish-speaking community. Registering a .es domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.

The information below also applies to the following country-code second-level domain names (ccSLDs):

  • .com.es — Intended for commercial entities
  • .nom.es — Intended for personal names
  • .org.es — Intended for noncommercial entities

Who can register .uk domain names?

Anyone can register .uk domain names on a first-come, first-served basis.

An address for service in the United Kingdom will be required for registrants who live overseas. We will use the Admin contact for this address. PO Boxes will be unacceptable. (Does not apply for .co.uk and .org.uk domain names.)

These domain names can have up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #

About .uk Domain Names

The .uk country-code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that represents the United Kingdom. For companies that conduct business in the United Kingdom and individuals wanting to reach the growing number of Internet users there, .uk domain names are a good investment. Registering a .uk domain name gives you regional recognition and an easy-to-manage Web presence.

The information below applies to the following country-code top-level (ccTLD) and second-level domain names (ccSLD) that we offer at this time:

What Right to Reserve rules apply to new .uk domain names?

Registrants who own an existing co.uk, org.uk, me.uk, net.uk, plc.uk or ltd.uk before Oct. 29, 2013 will have their .uk domain name reserved for free up until June 10, 2019, as long as the existing domain name remains registered.

For those who have the same name but different domain name endings — like www.example.co.uk and www.example.org.uk — can use the Rights lookup tool at www.dotuklaunch.co.uk website to find out who has the rights to the www.example.uk domain name.

When a third-level (.co.uk, .org.uk, etc.) domain is registered with another company and the corresponding second-level (.uk) domain is registered with us, it will be flagged for First Rights due to it’s corresponding domain’s registration elsewhere.

The Registry (Nominent) will contact the third-level domain registrant via email to confirm whether or not they want the domain name. If they do not want it, they’ll need to follow the instructions provided in the email to authorize the purchase. They will have 7 days to authorize the purchase, otherwise the registration won’t go through and the domain name will not resolve.

Who can register .tv domain names?

Anyone can register .tv domains on a first-come, first-served basis.

Domain names can be up to 63 characters, with a minimum of three characters, and can contain letters (a to z), numbers (0 to 9), and hyphens (except at the beginning or end of the domain name). You cannot register domain names with special characters such as & and #.

About .tv Domain Names

The .tv country code top-level domain name (ccTLD) is an extension that provides a highly-memorable Internet address and represents the country of Tuvalu. This domain name extension is closely tied to dynamic video content, making these domain names uniquely suited to websites associated with rich media.

Stop clicking links in your email

Phishing schemes are attempts to steal sensitive personal information such as passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc., through the distribution of fraudulent email messages.

And they can happen to anyone, and any company. Whether it’s a specific attack on our company, or it’s an attack on your personal email account, there are a few things you should know about every phishing attack.

  1. Stop clicking links in your email. That unfamiliar company that sent you a confirmation email receipt for the software you purchased, even though you don’t remember the purchase, is really attempting a phishing scheme.
  2. Hone your inner spelling bee champ. Learn to be suspicious of any grammatical mistakes in an email. Large companies pay someone to proofread everything that’s sent.
  3. Double-check the URL. If you’re still going to click on links in your email, hover over the link with your mouse to see the full address. Hackers are notorious for creating websites like www.cool.example.com, or having a link say www.coolexample.com when it actually goes to www.cool.example.com. Safest bet: Use a search engine to locate that company and manually enter the URL you find.
  4. Change is inevitable. It’s always a good idea, especially if you just fell for a phishing attack, to change your passwords. For more information, see Generating a Strong Password.
  5. Send out an S.O.S. Use a search engine to find out how to inform your personal email provider, or the legitimate company that’s being spoofed by the phishing attack. If you need to email us, be sure to send it to phishing@secureserver.net. Make sure to forward it as an attachment.
  6. Don’t unzip. Never ever unzip an attachment. Legitimate companies don’t attach .zip files, or really any attachment.

Be diligent. Always remember to follow these steps to minimize phishing attacks both internally and externally.