What happens when my domain expires?

Once your domain reaches its expiry date, all associated services will cease working until the name is renewed (if and when this happens). As well, name server/DNS changes and transfers will not be possible.

This example is illustrative only and is an example from the .com/.net Registry.

From DateTo DateStateDescription
- Expiry Date Active The domain is active and can be accessed normally.
Expiry Date Expiry Date + 29 Expired The domain is not active and all services are terminated. It can still be renewed. Renewal will take up to 2 business days. An auction automatically commences on the 30th day after expiry.
Expiry Date + 30 Expiry Date + 69 Redemption Period The domain is not active and all services are terminated. It can be brought out of Redemption Period by paying the Redemption Period fee (see here) and can then be renewed.
Expiry Date + 70 Expiry Date + 75 Pending Delete The domain is not active and all services are terminated. The Registry is about to delete the domain and it cannot be renewed at all.
Expiry Date + 76 - Deleted The domain is deleted and is available for registration by other parties.

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