Redemption Grace Period

Once a domain name had Expired and was not Renewed, it would generally slip into the Redemption Grace Period.

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.

A domain name will not slip into Redemption Grace Period if has a Backorder for it.

Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions:

- A .EU domain name does not have any Renewal Grace Period. It will expire on the second last day of the month the domain name is expiring on. The domain name will be deleted on the same day, if not renewed. 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 not applicable to a .EU domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

- 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 name within 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.

- A .NAME domain name will not be placed under Redemption Grace Period by the Registry upon Deletion. It will be made available for fresh Registration post a Pending Delete period of 5 days, during which the domain name can not be Redeemed.

- 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.

- 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.

- A .NZ domain name will not have any Renewal Grace Period. It will be Deleted upon Expiry, if not renewed. 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.

- 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.

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

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

- 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 not applicable to a .NL domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

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