Understanding Domain Name Expiry and Display of a Parking Page

Whenever a particular domain name is not Renewed till the Expiry Date, it would slip into the Renewal Grace Period. All such domain names would be put on a temporary commercial Parking Page, which would indicate that the domain name has expired. During this period, any website and mails associated with the domain name would stop working.

Renewal Grace Period of Domains

TLD (Domain Name Extension) Renewal Grace Period (Days)
.ASIA 40
.AU 32
.BIZ 36
.BZ 40
.CA 40
.CC 36
.CN 40
.CO 40
.COM 36
.COM.DE 0
.DE 0
.ES 9
.EU 0 OR 27
.IN 36
.IN.NET 36
.INFO 36
.JOBS 36
.ME 36
.MN 40
.MOBI 36
.NAME 40
.NET 36
.NL 0
.NZ 4
.ORG 36
.PRO 36
.PW 36
.RU 30
.SC 40
.SHABAKA 40
.SX 40
.TEL 40
.TV 36
.UK 90
.US 36
.VC 40
.WS 36
.XXX 40
CentralNic Domains 1 36
Donuts Domains 2 40
Caveats and Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 
Note
  • The above Renewal Grace Periods are applicable if your domain name is expiring today.

  • If your domain name has already expired, these values may have changed since. Contact our Support Team at http://helper4web.com/ to confirm the Renewal Grace Period for your domain name.

  • If a .AU domain name (Anchor: aurules) is not Renewed until 32 days after Expiry, the domain name would get Deleted and would immediately be available for Registration.

  • A .CO domain name (Anchor: corules) will continue to resolve to the actual website during the initial 5 days of the Renewal Grace Period. It would then be put on a temporary commercial Parking Page for the remainder of the Renewal Grace Period.

  • A .DE domain name will Expire on the 5th last day of the Expiry month, upon Registration, Renewal or Transfer.

    Examples:

    • If yourdomain.de is registered on January 1, 2011, it's Expiry Date becomes January 27, 2012 as the Registration term is 1 year and the 5th last day of January 2012 is January 27.

    • If yourdomain.de is registered on January 31, 2011, it's Expiry Date becomes January 27, 2012 as the Registration term is 1 year and the 5th last day of January 2012 is January 27.

    .DE domain names (Anchor: derules) should be Renewed prior to their Expiry date. Upon Expiry of a .DE domain name:

  • Upon Expiry of an .ES domain name (Anchor: esrules):

    • the .ES Registry would email the Admin Contact listed in the Whois of the domain name, that the domain name has not yet been Renewed and if needed, the domain name owner may transfer their domain name under the .ES Registry and then Renew this domain name with them.

    • if the .ES domain name is not Renewed until 9 days, the domain name would get Deleted and would immediately be available for Registration.

  • A .EU (Anchor: eurules) domain name registered before 15 Septemeber, 2014 will not have any Renewal Grace Period. Such a domain name will expire on the second last day of the month it was registered in and will be Deleted on the same day, if not Renewed.

    Example:

    If you register yourdomainname.eu for 1 year on 15 April, 2013, it will expire on 29 April, 2014 and will be Deleted on the same day, if not Renewed.

    If the domain name is Transferred on 20 December, 2013, it will expire on 29 April, 2015 and will be Deleted on the same day, if not Renewed.

    A .EU domain name registered after 15 Septemeber, 2014 will expire at the end of its registration term. Such a domain name will have a Renewal Grace Period of 27 days and will be Deleted, if not Renewed during this period.

    Example:

    If you register yourdomainname.eu for 1 year on 20 September, 2014, it will expire on 20 Septemeber, 2015 and will be Deleted, if not Renewed till 17 October, 2015.

    If the domain name is Transferred on 20 December, 2014, it will expire on 20 September, 2016 and will be Deleted, if not Renewed till 17 October, 2016.

  • The following rules apply to a .NL domain name (Anchor: nlrules):

    • A .NL domain name can be Renewed for only 1 year.

    • You can not Renew your .NL domain name until 60 days prior to it's Expiry.

    • There is no Renewal Grace Period for a .NL domain name. It would be Deleted upon Expiry and placed under Pending Delete Restorable status.

  • The following rules apply to a .RU (Anchor: rurules) domain name:

    • A .RU domain name can be Renewed for only 1 year.

    • You can not Renew your .RU domain name until 60 days prior to it's Expiry.

    • if the .RU domain name is not Renewed until 30 days after Expiry, the domain name would get Deleted and would immediately be available for Registration.

  • You may renew your .UK domain name (Anchor: ukrules) anytime from 6 months before its Expiry, upto 90 days after its Expiry. If you do not renew your domain name within 90 days after its Expiry, it would be automatically Deleted by the Registry.

    It is important to note that there is no concept of a Redemption Grace Period in case of a .UK domain name.

When a domain name expires, the Registry auto-renews (Anchor: autorenew) it for a period of 1 year and locks our funds for the same. However, the Auto-Renewal action is not immediate, but is queued up for execution. This often takes upto 48 hours to complete.

Auto-Renewal 
Note

With the exception of the following, all domain names are Auto-Renewed by their respective Registry upon Expiry:

  • .AU

  • .BIZ

  • .CO 3

  • .COM.DE

  • .DE

  • .ES

  • .NL

  • .RU

  • .TEL

  • .UK

  • .US

  • .WS

In case of an Auto-Renewed domain name, the Registry Whois displays the Expiry Date one year ahead of the actual date on which the domain name has already expired.

Now, if you were to add another Renewal action, the domain name would get Renewed for an additional year, even though you do not wish it to get Renewed for any more years than you requested.

Note
  • To avoid this situation, the system's Parking action is on purpose left incomplete. The domain name would bear the following status at this stage:

    Action Requested: Parking of <domain name>

    Status of the action: Awaiting update at Registry

  • Please note that Registry Auto-Renewal is different than any other Auto-Renewal feature your Registration Service provider may provide as an addon service for a domain name.

Once the execution is completed at the Registry, the system will complete the Parking action and renew the domain name.

After you have Renewed the domain name, it would take around 24-48 hours for DNS Propagation to complete Worldwide and the actual website to start resolving properly and mails to be received on the domain name.

DNS Propagation 
Note

During this DNS Propagation period, your website may intermittently revert to the Parking Page and then change again to your actual website, depending on how ISP caches are refreshed. However, if you have already Renewed your domain name, do not renew your domain name again. The Parking Page will automatically get removed as soon as the DNS propagation completes.

Once a domain name has expired, it will go to into Renewal Grace Period, where you can renew this domain name at normal costs. If you do not renew the domain name within the Renewal Grace Period, then it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted. The domain name will then go into Redemption Grace Period generally (provided there is no backorder for this domain name). In this status you would get another chance to redeem it. 4