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 be sent at least two reminders prior to the expiration date and one reminder within five days after expiration.
If we are unable to secure payment on or before the domain renewal date, your domain name will expire.
Upon expiration, your domain name will be deactivated and replaced with a parking page indicating the domain name has expired. Other services you have associated with the domain name may no longer function. If the domain is not renewed, it is considered abandoned. We may exercise the right to auction, sell, delete or dispose of the name at any time.
As early as 31 days after expiration, your domain name will enter a holding period and 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.
As early as 44 days after expiration, if your domain has not been purchased by a third party, the domain will enter a 30-day Redemption Grace Period.
If you wish to renew your domain name during the holding period or while it is in redemption, and it has not otherwise been purchased by a third party, you may be able to restore the domain name. We reserve the right to charge you a reactivation fee of $70.00 (in additional to the annual renewal fee) in the event you are able to renew your domain name during either the holding or redemption period.
Once the redemption period ends, most registries hold a domain name for a period of five days before deleting it and releasing it again for general registration. During this five-day pending deletion process, a domain name is not recoverable.