What Happens When a Domain Expires?
As soon as a domain expires, it goes into a grace period. For a short time, you can renew your domain name at the regular price, our grace period for .com domains is 20 days. The Grace period is shorter for some domain names, so it is critical to stay on top of your renewals. That is why our system automatically sends reminders.
On the 21st day after the domain name has expired, the domain enters a Redemption Status. For 30 days from that new status date, you may renew your domain at the original cost + the redemption fee of $95.00.
There is no guarantee that your domain name will still be available during this time. At this stage, the domain may be auctioned off by the upstream provider.
If the domain has not been reactivated by the owner or purchased in an auction, the domain name enters a PendingDelete stage 5 days. On the 6th day, the domain should be released to the public for re-registration. Once the domain has been released, the registration is carried out on a first-come, first-served basis.