A: After your domain expires, there are several steps to protect against losing any domains you want to keep.
60 days before the domain expiration date, we will begin sending you email reminders to the email address you have listed with us. At least two reminders will be sent before the expiry date and one reminder within five days after the expiration date.
If we are unable to secure payment on or before the domain renewal date, your domain name will expire.
Upon expiration, your domain registration will be deactivated and replaced with a waiting page indicating that the domain name has expired. Other services that you have associated with the domain name may not work. 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 the expiration date, your domain name will enter the retention 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.
44 days after expiration, if your domain has not been purchased by a third party, the domain will enter the 30-day redemption grace period.
If you want to renew your domain name during the retention period or while it is redeemed and it was not otherwise purchased by a third party, you may be able to restore the domain name. However, we reserve the right to charge a reactivation fee of $70.00 (in addition to the annual renewal fee) if you cannot renew your domain name during the retention or redemption period.
Once the recovery period expires, most registries keep a domain name for five days before deleting it and releasing it for public registration. During the five-day pending deletion process, the domain name could not be retrieved.