How To Recover Expired Domain Names

Your great domains were expired! It happens hundreds of times every day – and it could happen to you!
Your credit card expires. You change your email address and don’t update your domain contact information or you forgot to renew your domains….and your domains are expired!  When the domain name goes, everything else goes, too!
Fortunately, you still have a chance to get back your domains during the renewal grace period and the registry redemption period. Bellowing is the process for “How To  Recover Expired Domain Names
In the Domain Manager, you can attempt to recover expired top-level domain names (TLDs) during the renewal grace period and the registry redemption period. In addition to the cost of renewal, you might be required to pay a fee for the domain name recovery. For more information, see What is your process for handling expired domain names?

To Recover Expired Domain Names

  1. Log in to your Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. From the Domains menu, select Recover Expired Domains.
  4. Select the domain names you want to recover.
  5. Click Recover.
  6. Select the renewal length for the domain name, and then click Next.NOTE: Renewal lengths for multiple domain names can vary depending on maximum renewal lengths allowed by the domain name registry.
  7. (Optional) Select the registration and website options you want to apply to your domain name renewals.
  8. Click Next, and complete the checkout process.

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Process for handling expired domain names

The process we, the registrar, follow for expired domain names depends on your domain name extensions and their renewal settings. Prior to expiration, we send multiple emails to remind you to renew your domain names.

If you set your domain names to automatically renew, we attempt to renew the registrations for you the day after expiration. If we are unable to bill you, we park your expired domain names and notify you via email again.

If you set your domain names to manually renew and you let your domain names expire, we park your expired domain names and notify you via email again the day after expiration.

For expired .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .us, .ws, .name, .cc, .mobi, .me, or .tv domain name registrations, we hold your domain name for approximately 42 days before canceling it. Domain name renewal during this period is subject to applicable renewal and redemption fees. For more information, see Recovering Expired Domain Names.

Automatic Renewal

If you set the domain name to automatic renewal, when your domain name registration expires, we take the following steps before canceling it:

  • On the day after your domain name registration’s expiration date, we attempt to bill you for the domain name renewal. If we cannot renew the domain name (for example, your card on file expired), we notify you of the domain name registration’s expiration and park your domain name. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 5th and 12th days after expiration, we email you additional notifications. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 19th day after expiration, your domain name remains on hold but becomes subject to a redemption fee. You can call customer support to renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 25th day after expiration, we put your domain name up for auction with a domain name industry auction service. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 42nd day after expiration, we cancel your domain name. We delete all services associated with the domain name.

The registry might hold the domain name before releasing it for general registration.

Manual Renewal

If you did not set your domain names to automatically renew, when your domain name registration expires, we proceed with the following steps before canceling it:

  • On the day after your domain name registration’s expiration date, we notify you of the domain name registration’s expiration and park your domain name. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 5th and 12th days after expiration, we email you additional notifications. You can manually renew your domain name.
  • On the 19th day after expiration, your domain name remains on hold but becomes subject to a redemption fee. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 25th day after expiration, we put your domain name up for auction with a domain name industry auction service. You can manually renew your domain name, subject to any applicable renewal and redemption fees.
  • On the 42nd day after expiration, we cancel your domain name. We delete all services associated with the domain name.

The registry might hold the domain name before releasing it for general registration.

For information on manually renewing your domain names, see Renewing Your Domain Names.

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Domain life

Here is the information about a domain life:

1- From available for registration (1-10 year tearm)

2- Domain expired

3- Grace period (0-45 days, after domain expired date)

4- Redemtion grace period (30 days after grace period)

5- Pending delete (5 days after redemtion grace period)

6- Released available.

It is about 80 days from the expired date, a domain can be available for public registration again.

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