There are several steps after your domain expires to safeguard you from losing any domains you want to keep.
- Approximately 60 days prior to the domain expiration date, we begin sending reminders to you by email to the email address you listed with us. You will receive at least two reminders prior to the expiration date and an invoice for the domain renewal.
- If we are unable to secure payment on or before the domain renewal date, your domain name will expire.
- When your domain is expired, we will replace your landing page with a 1-grid home page. 5 days thereafter the domain will be suspended and inactive
- As early as 30 day after expiration, your domain name may be purchased by a third party. If a third party purchases the domain name during this time, the domain name will not be available for you to renew.
- If the domain name has not been renewed by you or purchased by a third party, an expired domain name enters the registry redemption period (as defined by each registry) approximately 45 days following expiration (this is for international domains). If a third party purchases the domain name prior to the registry redemption period, the domain name will not enter redemption and will not be available for you to renew. We reserve the right to charge you a redemption fee of between $89 and $120 (in additional to the renewal fee) in the event you are able to renew your domain name during this period.
- If the domain name completes the registry redemption period, the registry may hold the domain name for a period of five days before releasing it again for general registration.