Renewing an expired domain: grace and redemption period

What is a domain grace and redemption period and how can I renew my domain?

A grace period is a non-guaranteed period lasting 29 days after a domain has expired before the domain enters the redemption period in which a domain can still be renewed by the previous registrant at the normal domain renewal price.

A redemption period is a non-guaranteed period lasting between 30-42 days after a domains expiry date and any grace period during which a domain can still be renewed but at a substantially higher cost from the domain authority which we are obliged to pass on to our customers.

Not all domains have a grace period, e.g. .de and .eu and for these domains, we recommend that customers always renew at least 15 days before the expiry date to ensure that the domain does not enter redemption and becomes subject to the much higher renewal rate.

The availability and length of a redemption period vary depending on the domain name, you should make sure you are aware of the specific renewal rules with regard to your domain extension.

Renewing an expired domain

Domains renewed while in the grace period can usually be renewed at the normal renewal price for that domain.

Domains in redemption can be renewed however the cost for renewal will be considerably higher than the standard renewal price. (Typically about $250 USD or the equivalent in your currency).

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