Note: This article covers Melbourne IT DPS customers only.
For non-DPS customers, please see the article found here. Generic top level domains (gtlds) include the following domain extensions:
The formal expiration cycle can be found at: http://www.icann.org/en/registrars/gtld-lifecycle.htm. Notifications Leading to Domain Name ExpiryDepending on whether your domain name has auto-renewal turned on, you will receive the following reminders in the lead up to domain expiry;
|60 days prior to expiry||Email advising you that your domain name will automatically renew in 30 days|
|30 day prior to expiry||We will attempt to renew your domain|
What Happens After Gtld Domain Name Expiry
|89/30/5 days prior to expiry||Email reminders that expiry date is approaching, advising you to take action to renew your domain|
|On expiry||Domain is immediately places in ‘client hold’ status. This prevents the DNS on the domain name from resolving.|
|0 to 30 days after expiry||Grace period where domain may still be renewed|
|30 to 60 days after expiry||Redemption period where domain may be recovered, but redemption charges are significantly higher than regular renewal fees.|
|60 to 65 days after expiry||Domain is placed in ‘pending delete’ status, meaning that the registry is in the process of deleting the domain name to make it available for the public to register. It cannot be renewed any longer.|
For more information, please contact your Account Manager.