What happens if I let my domain expire?
When a domain expires it becomes inactive immediately and all the services attached to it cease to function.
To reactivate an expired domain, take a look at our article on how to renew a domain.
Certain domain names are auto-renew only and cannot be renewed manually.
For these domains there is no grace period..
How long after a domain expires is it available?
If the domain has any value to you, your best bet is to pay the redemption fee as that is the only way to guarantee you can keep the domain. You cannot backorder your own domain or purchase it via an expired domain auction. That domain lifecycle suggests that a domain would come available again after 42 days.
How do I get my expired domain back from GoDaddy?
Recovering an Expired Domain Log into your Account Manager from the main GoDaddy site and click “Launch” under Domains. Select “Expired Domains” from the Domains menu. Select the domains you wish to recover and click “Recover.” Go though the GoDaddy checkout process to reclaim the domain.
What happens if a domain expires during transfer?
Most domain registrars will let the domain transfer continue if the domain has expired before the transfer has been completed; however, there are a few registrars that will manually deny the transfer after the domain has expired. … A domain transfer starts after the transfer has been authorized.
How do I recover an expired domain?
If your domain name has expired, you should immediately contact the registrar (or reseller) that provided your domain name registration services for possible renewal options available to you. To determine your current registrar of record, you may conduct a WHOIS search by visiting whois.icann.org.
What happens if you don’t renew a domain name?
Buying a domain name does not entitle a person to that domain forever. People register domain names and must renew their registration, similar to how you would lease an apartment or a car. If a domain does not get renewed, then it will go back into the wild where it then has a chance to be snatched up by someone else.