Domain name registration expires: If the domain has not been renewed by the owner prior to the expiry date, the domain’s status will be changed to what is called a Renewal Grace Period.
Under this status, you can still renew the domain name without incurring additional fees for a grace period of thirty days.
How long does it take for a domain to become available after it expires?
Usually, a domain name is not available for re-registration as soon as it expires. Most registrars allow a grace period that can be as short as one or two weeks or as long as a year for registrants to renew expired domain names.
What happens when a domain expires?
What Happens When a Domain Expires? When a domain expires it becomes inactive immediately and all the services attached to it cease to function. You can’t make any updates to the domain while it is expired. The domain will remain available for reactivation at your regular domain rate under your list of Expired Domains.
How do I get a domain expiring?
How to Grab an Expiring Domain Name
- Determine the Domain Name Registrar. Most major domain name registrar have an exclusive auction partner.
- Determine the Auction Partner. Once you know the name of the registrar, you can look up the exclusive auction partner using the table below.
- Play the Odds.
- Backorder/Bid on the Domain Name.
Should I let my domain expire?
The domain will be out of service for about 6 months and there is a very high risk that someone else will grab the domain before you when it does become available. Better to transfer in the normal way. If you let it expire it is possible that someone will purchase it immediately upon its availability.