How To Recover An Expired Domain Name?

Every domain name has a specified registration period, generally one year but sometimes longer if you have registered it for a longer time. As the expiration date approaches, domain registrants receive multiple notifications reminding them to renew the domain.

Still, if the registrant fails, the system may provide a grace period after the official expiration date. During this period, the domain owner can still renew the domain without losing ownership. The length of the grace period may vary but is often around 30 days.

Sometimes it is possible to recover an expired domain name. If you have registered or transferred your domain at, you can attempt to recover your expired top-level domain names (TLDs) during the renewal grace and registry redemption periods. Many times it can be successfully recovered even if you have missed the renewal grace period and the domain is no longer visible on your account.

Log in to your account and follow the steps:

  1. Visit My Products page and click Manage All
  2. From the top menu, click the Domains tab, and select Expired Domains.
  3. Select the domain names you want to recover.
  4. Click Recover.
  5. Select the renewal length for the domain names, and then click Next.
  6. Optionally you can select the registration and website options you want to apply to your domain name renewals.
  7. Complete the checkout process.

Renewal lengths for multiple domain names can vary depending upon the maximum renewal lengths allowed by each domain name registry.

If the domain is no longer visible for registration then contact the support team by calling the number given in the footer of the system’s page and share your problem, the executive will help you regain access to the expired domain name.

How Control Can Still Be Gained Over An Expired Domain Name That Has Also Missed Its Grace Period?

If the domain is not renewed within the grace period, it enters a redemption period. During this phase, the domain is no longer active, and the original registrant may need to pay a redemption fee, which is often significantly higher than a standard renewal fee, to reclaim the domain. The length of the redemption period varies but is typically between 30-60 days.

After the redemption period, the domain goes into a “Pending Deletion” status, and it is no longer available for renewal. During this phase, it is queued for deletion by the registry, and it’s generally inaccessible. But still, at this point, the registrant may gain control over the domain name by contacting the support and they help him to re-register the domain name if is still not deleted and queued for the registry.

After the deletion period, the domain is typically released to the public and becomes available for registration by anyone on a first-come, first-served basis. But many times it goes for the auction and sometimes especially popular domains are backordered by people and are resold at a higher price.

So how to save yourself from missing the renewal period? Simply turn on the auto-renew option. It automatically renews the domain for the registrant, typically using the payment method on account. If you have auto-renewal enabled, your domain will automatically renew on time.

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