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.
How do you know when a domain name expires?
Follow these steps to determine when a domain name will expire:
- Start a WHOIS Lookup. A WHOIS Lookup can be performed on many different websites, but the easiest place to do a lookup of a domain name is at DomainTools.com.
- Type In The Domain Name of Interest.
- Scroll Down to the Bottom of the Record.
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.
Can I renew my domain name after it expires?
After your domain expires, it enters what’s called an Auto-Renew Grace Period, where for up to 45 days you can easily renew your domain. All domains, after expiring, enter a 30-day Redemption Grace Period, where you can reacquire your expired domain name.