Domain Expiration Process

If you have a domain name that has expired, you can still renew it per the schedule below after the expiration date.

Days since ExpirationStatusDetails
1-33Expired (grace period)The domain will stop functioning as the domain will be placed on clientHold status (web site won't load, email won't be delivered, etc.), but the domain can be renewed at our regular renewal rates. Domains in this status and on clientHold can still be renewed and transferred
34-64Expired (restore period)The domain can only be renewed during this period using the registry restoration process. You can still renew the domain through your account, but the cost will be much higher than your regular renewal price . This increased cost is due to the much higher cost we need to pay to the registry for domain restorations. (redemption fees also differ from domain to domain, please contact support for your redemption fee) Domains can also only be transferred to a different registrar prior to entering the Expired (restore period).
65-69Expired (pending delete)The domain can no longer be renewed and will be deleted from the registry. Once your domain reaches this status, there is nothing that can be done to renew it.
70 + DeletedThe domain has been deleted from the registry and is returned to the pool of available domains for anybody to register.

The “Days Since Expiration” column includes the day of expiration.

 

Please note that the redemption fee for domain names differs based on the registry, please contact support to get the redemption price for your domain

Expiration Notices


We will send multiple email notifications to you before and after domains expire which is one of many reasons it is important for you to keep your email address with us current.

Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure renewal of your domains. We make our best efforts to issue the reminders below.

  • We will email you 60 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 30 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 7 days before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 1 day before the expiration of each domain.
  • We will email you 5 days after the expiration of each domain.

Upon expiration of your domain, your domain will be deactivated. This will result in all services related to your domain ceasing to function (including, but not limited to, web site and email).

Other domains 

 

Other domains have a different expiration process than the standard process listed above. 

 

Here is a list of domains and their expiration cycles. 

ExtentionExpired (Grace) RedemptionDeleted
.africa5 - 10 Days10 - 20 Days21 - 65 Days
.co.za10 - 20 Days21 - 29 Days30 - 65 Days