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Expired Internic Domain Process Cycle


To understand the Internic Domain Expire Process Cycle (applicable to .com/.net/.org)




The domain has expired for more than 40 days and is unable to be renewed where it has been taken by other Registrars.


The table below explains on the processes when an Internic (.com/.org/.net) domain expires.

Stage 1: Domain name will be suspended and inaccessible for website and email immediately effect.

Stage 2: Renewal within 30 days after expiry date (Registrar Grace Period) is possible.

Stage 3: After 30 days Registrar Grace Period over, it moves into Domain Redemption Grace Period for another 30 days provided there is no back order for the domain. (To renew domain at this stage, prices are subject to additional restoration fee imposed by Registrar).

Stage 4: Renewal after the Registrar Grace Period and Redemption Period are NOT possible and domain name will be deleted and released for public registration.

Status Period Remarks
Active till Expiry date – Expired domains would be put on a temporary commercial Parking Page, which would indicate that the domain name has expired.
– At this period, any website and mails associated with the domain name would stop functioning.
Expired / Renewal Grace Period – It will be between 0-40 days – Each domain extension has different Renewal Grace Period
– All the expired domain would slip into this Renewal Grace Period where all their services are shut off.
– The domain owner may still renew the domain for a standard renewal fee.
– The Registrar can send a delete domain command to at its sole discretion if there is no response from registrant.
Redemption Grace Period – Usually, 30 days will be provided if there is no back order. – At this period it costs the owner an additional restoration fee to re-activate and re-register the domain.
– Domain will not enter into Redemption Grace Period if there is a back order to it or if the Registrar send a delete command.
Pending Delete 5 days – Domain name cannot be Redeemed in this status
Available – The domain’s status will be changed to “locked“.
– On the last day between 11am and 2pm Pacific time, the name will officially
drop from the ICANN database and will be available for registration.

Once a domain name is deleted, it would generally slip into the Redemption Grace Period only under the following circumstances:

  • Domain name was manually deleted upon owner’s request by Net Onboard Sdn Bhd’s Technical Support Team.
  • Domain name was automatically deleted by our System as the domain name had Expired and was not Renewed until the end of it’s Renewal 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 provided there is no back order. 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. In this status, the domain name can not be Redeemed and after this period, the domain name would be available for fresh Registration.

Important Note:
A Domain will not enter into Redemption Grace period if any of the following condition exist: 
i)  if there is a back order for the domain
ii) if the Registrar send a delete command to the registry.

Additional Information

FYI, Redemption Period also known as Restoration Period.

Check out Mynic Domain Expire Process Cycle

Updated on March 14, 2019

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