What happens after domain names expire

When your domain name expires, you have an opportunity to reclaim that domain name. How long you have, and what it costs to reclaim the domain name, depends on several factors.

Here at HostPapa, we give you both a Renewal Grace Period and a Redemption Grace Period. Here’s the difference:

  • The Renewal Grace Period begins after the domain name’s first expiration. During the Renewal Grace Period, you can reclaim your expired domain name for the standard domain name purchase price – there’s no additional fee.
  • The Redemption Grace Period begins after the end of the Renewal Grace Period. During the Redemption Grace Period, you can reclaim your expired domain name for the standard domain purchase price PLUS a redemption fee. (Redemption fees vary; contact HostPapa Support for more information.) After the Redemption Grace Period, you will not be able to renew your domain name.

See the following table for Renewal and Redemption Grace Period timing.

Domain Extension Renewal Grace Period Redemption Grace Period
.ws Expiry to Day 45 (45 days) Day 46 to 75 (30 days)
.com, .info, .name, .net, .org, .mobi Expiry to Day 40 (40 days) Day 41 to 70 (30 days)
.ca, .ie, .in, .co.in, .net.in, .form.in, .ind.in, .gen.in, .me, .us, .tv Expiry to Day 40 (40 days) Day 41 to 70 (30 days)
.co, .com.co, .net.co, .nom.co Expiry to Day 40 (40 days) Day 41 to 55 (15 days)
.uk, .co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk Expiry to Day 30 (30 days) Day 31 to 90 (60 days)
.hk, .com.hk Expiry to Day 30 (30 days) Day 31 to 90 (60 days)
.com.au, .id.au, .asn.au, .net.au, .org.au Expiry to Day 30 (30 days) None
.be, .eu, .nl None Expiry to Day 40 (40 days)
.de, .es, .fr, .com.mx, .sg, .com.sg None Expiry to Day 30 (30 days)
.co.nz, .net.nz, .org.nz None Two days prior to Expiry to Day 88 (90 days)

For further assistance, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Follow this link to learn how.

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