If the domain name is not renewed

If your domain name is not renewed, we assume that you no longer wish to keep it. You will then receive a notice of deletion from us.

However, if you do intend to continue your registration, you must immediately contact the registrar with whom you have an agreement, or a new registrar.

There is a chance that you receive a notice of deletion despite having paid the annual fee, which might be because of a misunderstanding. You have to contact your registrar soonest to clarify the matter. In any case the registrar is the one who takes care of the practicalities involved in domain name renewal.

If the domain name is not renewed, the procedure is as follows:

You receive a notice of deletion
We send an email to the legal contact for the domain and inform you that the domain name has not been renewed. You are told to find a registrar who can renew it. The renewal must take place within 90 days to prevent deletion of the domain name.

You receive another notice (14 days after the first)
If the domain name has still not been renewed, we send a new email notice. This notice goes to both the legal contact and the technical contact for the domain.

You receive a third and final notice (30 days after the first)
The final notice is sent by letter. The letter is sent to the address specified in the domain name registration.

The domain name is placed in quarantine (60 days after the first notice)
Now the domain name stops functioning.

This is the last chance to contact a registrar who can renew the domain name. If the domain name is renewed during one month, we stop the deletion process and the domain name will be working normally.

The domain name is deleted (90 days after the first notice)
Domain names that are not renewed by the end of the quarantine period, are deleted from the database. This means that anyone can apply for the name and start using it.

Last modified 7 July 2014