How Long After Expiry Does It Take for a Domain to Become Available Again Print

  • Updated on 07-May-2024
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Introduction: Domains play an essential role in establishing an online presence. But what happens when a domain expires? This article will walk you through the process and timeline a domain undergoes after it expires until it becomes available again for public registration.

Before you proceed: To ensure smooth navigation and understanding, we have provided step-by-step directions if you're unfamiliar with any terms or processes. If you still encounter any issues, don't hesitate to send us a support ticket at intoHOST Support, and our team will be happy to assist you.

Timeline After Domain Expiry:

  1. Day 1: Your domain expires. At this point:

    • The associated website will display a 'parked' page indicating the expired domain.
    • The email associated with that domain will stop functioning.

    Action Required: You can renew your domain without extra fees at intoHOST Domains.

  2. Days 1-30: Grace Period.

    • You can still renew the domain for its standard renewal price.

    Action Required: If you wish to renew, head to intoHOST Domains and complete the renewal process.

  3. Days 31-70: Redemption Phase.

    • After the grace period ends, the domain will enter a redemption period, usually around 30-60 days. During this time, the original owner can still renew the domain but usually has to pay a redemption fee on top of the standard renewal fee.

    Action Required: Please get in touch with our support team for redemption period charges. These can differ for different TLDs (e.g. .com, .net etc).

  4. Days 70+: Return to the Registry.

    • If the domain isn't renewed or bought during the auction, it is returned to the domain registry.
    • The original owner loses the option to recover it during this phase.

    Action Required: Monitor domain availability if you wish to re-register.

  5. Days 70-80: Removal Phase & Public Availability.

    • The domain gets deleted from the original owner's account.
    • Renewal is no longer an option for the original owner.
  6. Action Required: You can check the domain's availability at intoHOST PK Domains and register it if available.


However, keep in mind:

  • Specific timelines vary: Different registrars and Top-Level Domains (TLDs) might have variations in the above process and associated timelines. Always refer to the guidelines of your specific domain registrar or the TLD's registry for accurate details.

  • Domain Backorders: Some services allow people to place backorders on expiring domains. If someone has placed a backorder on your domain, they might get it immediately after it exits the "Pending Delete" phase.

  • Domain Squatting: Popular or keyword-rich domains might be quickly registered by domain squatters hoping to resell them at a higher price.


Conclusion: Domains undergo various stages after expiry. It's vital to act promptly if you wish to retain or re-acquire your domain. Always remember to renew your domains before they reach the expiry date to prevent complications.

Having Trouble?: If you find any aspect of this article challenging or need hands-on assistance, please send us a support ticket at intoHOST Support. We're here to help!

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