Knowledgebase: Domain Names
Restoring a Deleted Domain Name from the Redemption Grace Period
Posted by Ryan D, Last modified by Alisha D on 04 August 2015 04:41:31 PM

If a domain name is not Renewed within the Renewal Grace Period, it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted.

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Renewal Grace Period

Once a domain name is Deleted, it would generally slip into the Redemption Grace Period only under the following circumstances:

  • Domain name was manually Deleted by requesting our Technical Support Team.

  • Domain name was automatically Deleted by our System as the domain name had Expired and was not Renewed until the end of it's Renewal Grace Period.

    Exception 

    A domain name will not slip into Redemption Grace Period under the following circumstances:

    • Domain name has been Deleted in the Money Back Period.

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      Money Back Period

    • Domain name has a Backorder for it.

Redeeming a domain name is costly, time consuming and generally a manual process. The Redemption Grace Period is generally of 30 days after the domain name is Deleted and during this period, only the current Registrar of the domain name can Redeem the domain name.

If the domain name is not Redeemed during this period, then it would move to the Pending Delete period for 5 days. In this status, the domain name can not be Redeemed and after this period, the domain name would be available for fresh Registration.

Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 
  • Upon deletion, a .AU domain name becomes available for Registration immediately. The domain name does not enter Redemption Grace Period.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .CN domain name is 15 days. Moreover, a .CN domain name does not pass through a Pending Delete period. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 15 days from the date of Deletion.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .CO domain name is 15 days. If the .CO domain name is not restored, it enters Pending Delete status for a period of 5 days.

  • Upon deletion, a .DE domain name becomes available for Registration immediately. The domain name does not enter Redemption Grace Period.

  • Upon deletion, a .ES domain name becomes available for Registration immediately. The domain name does not enter Redemption Grace Period.

  • A .EU domain name registered before 15 Septemeber, 2014 will not have any Renewal Grace Period. Such a domain name will expire on thesecond last day of the month it was registered in and will be Deleted on the same day, if not Renewed.

    A .EU domain name registered after 15 Septemeber, 2014 will expire at the end of its registration term. Such a domain name will have a Renewal Grace Period of 27 days and will be Deleted, if not Renewed during this period.

    The Redemption Grace Period for a .EU domain name is 40 days. Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is notapplicable to a .EU domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .IN.NET domain name is 5 days.

  • A .NL domain name does not have any Renewal Grace Period and would be Deleted upon Expiry.

    The Redemption Grace Period for a .NL domain name is 40 days. Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is notapplicable to a .NL domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .NZ domain name is 90 days. Moreover, a .NZ domain name does not pass through a Pending Delete period. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 90 days from the date of Deletion.

  • A .TEL domain name, if not redeemed during the 30 day Redemption Grace Period, would slip into a 5 day Pending Delete period. Post this, the domain name is placed on Delete Lockdown for 60 days and then would be made available for fresh Registration.

  • Any website/emails associated with a .UK domain name will stop resolving once the domain name expires.

    You may Renew your .UK domain name anytime from 6 months before its Expiry upto 90 days after its Expiry. If you do not Renew your .UK domain namewithin 90 days after its Expiry, it would be automatically Deleted by the Registry.

    It is important to note that there is no concept of a Redemption Grace Period in case of a .UK domain name.

  • A .WS domain name will not be placed under Redemption Grace Period by the Registry upon Deletion. It will be made available for fresh Registration post Deletion. Hence, there is no possibility of Redeeming a .WS domain name.

To Restore any Domain Name in Redemption Grace Period (Pending Delete Restorable Status)

  1. Login to your Control Panel and proceed to the Order Information view.

  2. Click the Restore Domain Now button.

  3. Proceed Redeeming the domain name, by paying for the generated Invoice.

     
Caveats 

  • Redeeming/Restoring a domain name is a lengthy process and hence it would take us upto 5 working days to Redeem a domain name.

  • A Restoration action, once completed, can not be reversed. The only option would be deleting the domain name, in case the domain name is no longer required.

    Additional Information.

    Deleting a Domain Name

  • Restoration of a domain name only after deletion by the system post Expiry of the Renewal Grace Period includes 1 year Renewal. If the domain name's deletion is requested anytime prior to its Expiry, then Restoring the domain name will not include 1 year Renewal.

    However, Restoration of a .CN domain name will always include 1 year Renewal.

  • Restoration of a .EU domain name after expiry will include 1 year Renewal. The registration term will be extended by 1 year from the previous Expiry date.

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