When a domain is not renewed within the renewal period, it is deleted from our database, usually between 1 and 40 days after the expiration date (depending on the extension), as required by the registries or trustee authorities.
If you wish to reactivate a domain that has been deleted, you’ll need to have it restored if that operation is allowed by the extension.
You can find out if your domain requires restoration by looking it up in the whois: If you see the status “Redemption Period” or “Pending Delete Restorable”, the domain must be restored to be reactivated.
How to restore a domain name¶
In most cases, this operation can be done online, from your account:
- Go to the “Domains” tab of your admin
- If you have some domains that you can restore, you will see them in the “Restorable” tab on the top of the page, click on that tab to see the list of domains you can restore
- click on the “Restore” button on the right of the page to add it to the shopping cart.
- Proceed to checkout.