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Article ID: 115333, created on Dec 21, 2012, last review on Jul 26, 2015

If you signed up for Odin (former Parallels) DNN reseller program or registered a domain with one of the resellers and want to know more about renewal of an expired domain, please refer to the information below depending on the registrar:  


According to the eNom policy, if domain is not renewed before its expiration date, it enters 29-days Grace Period. During this period it can be renewed at the regular rate.

In case the domain is not renewed during this period, it gets into Redemption Grace Period (RGP) which lasts 30 to 42 days. During RGP domain still belongs to you and can be renewed at the regular domain rate plus redemption fee ($250).

NOTE: when a domain expires, WHOIS will usually show an extra year while the domain is held in a grace or redemption periods to allow the registrant to renew the domain name. This means that extra 1 year is added to the domain only in the registry records, but actually, the domain is NOT renewed.

If the domain is not renewed during RGP, it gets Pending Delete status which lasts about 5 days and during which the domain is being deleted from the registry.

Once the domain is deleted from the registry, it becomes available for a new registration.

To greatly increase your chances of acquiring Pending Delete domains, you may create an account with eNom auction partner, NameJet, and place a backorder on the domain.

If your domain name is registered with a reseller of Odin, and the reseller does not respond to your requests, please, contact Odin Customer Support as described in the article below:

  Tucows (OpenSRS)

Expired domains are held at Tucows for a grace period defined by the registry.

Here is a partial list of grace periods:

  • .COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, .US, .NAME, .TV and .CC – 40 days
  • .CA – 30 days
  • .UK domains resolve for 30 days past their expiration date after which they no longer reside with Tucows. 
  • .CN and .DE – have no Grace Period; they are deleted the day after their expiration date. At the end of the grace period the domain is marked for deletion, and most types of domain names enter a Redemption Period (also called Pending Delete Restorable), which is an additional period of time provided to recover the domain name.  The cost to recover the domain will be more than the cost of a renewal, and recovery is only available to the former domain owner.  The precise time when the domain is finally deleted depends on the registry, but many domains are deleted 30-35 days after entering the Redemption Period.   If your domain name has gone into the Redemption Grace Period and you cannot contact your Domain Provider, please contact Tucows Compliance Department.

    If you need assistance or have any questions regarding domain renewal, please refer to OpenSRS support contacts.

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