Domain Name Expiry: The Must Know Concept
Protect Your Online Presence: Understanding Domain Name Expiration

Domain names are crucial in establishing and maintaining an online presence by providing an easy-to-remember address. However, selecting and building a brand around a domain name can be time-consuming and complex. As your domain becomes an integral element of your business, it is essential to remain vigilant about its expiration.

Losing control over your custom domain name can damage your online presence and brand reputation. In this blog, we’ll explore the concept of domain name expiration and its implications for website owners. We'll also discuss the importance of proactive management to ensure steady online operation

Stages of Domain Expiry

There are four stages of domain expiry: Renewal Grace Period, Redemption Grace Period, Queued, and Deletion.

Renewal Grace Period

After your domain expiry date, you typically get 30-45 days of a renewal grace period. During this time, you can renew your domain name without paying a penalty. However, this period varies depending on the registrar. Once the domain name expires, you lose it, and the registrar determines the grace period

Redemption Period

If you don't renew your domain during the Renewal Grace Period, the registrar deletes it. The domain then enters a 30-day Redemption Period. During this time, the cost to renew includes the Domain Renewal Price plus a Restoration fee, which varies by registrar and domain.


In this stage, the domain remains in the "Delete Queue" for five days with the Registry, marked as "Pending Delete." No action can be taken during this period.

Domain Deletion Period

After five days in the queue, the domain is deleted from the Registry's records and becomes publicly available for registration.


Now that you understand what happens after your domain name expires, here are some tips to help you avoid losing your domain:

  • Regular Checks and Timely Renewals: Keep a regular check on reminders and renew your domains on time.
  • Long-Term Registration: To avoid the hassle of annual renewals, register domain names for longer periods. You can extend the registration from 1 to 10 years.
  • Auto-Renewal: Set your domains to auto-renew to ensure they are automatically renewed 30 days before expiration. Note that implementing auto-renewal settings just before the expiration date does not guarantee automatic renewal. If the domain is auto-renewed after deletion, refunds are not assured.

Your domain name is a valuable asset representing your online presence and brand. Understanding the importance of domain name expiry and taking proactive steps can help you avoid the loss of your domain. Staying informed, monitoring expiration dates, and promptly renewing or recovering your domain preserves the integrity of your online business.
Failing to renew your domain name can lead to a loss of your company’s reputation and potentially high costs to recover it. Read our article on the domain life cycle to gain an in-depth understanding of domain names. After learning about domain name expiry, log in to your panel, check the status of your domains, and renew them if the expiry date is near.