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What happens when my domain name expires?

If you do not renew your domain name, it will eventually expire and become available to register 'as new' by the general public.

However, as some expiries are not intentional (i.e. the owner missed a renewal), most domain names have a grace period once they expire, allowing the owner to still renew them before they become available to the general public again.

You can check the current status and dates on a domain name at various WHOIS Lookups, such as allwhois.com

The grace periods depend on the type of the domain name:


Global Domain Names (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz)

1 day after expiry
The domain name is suspended, effectively stopping any web pages or emails working with the name.

The WHOIS results will show "Client Hold" or "Registrar Hold"

The Domain will still be renewable through the Daily Control Panel for 39 days

40 days after expiry
The Domain enters a Redemption Period

The WHOIS results will display "Redemption Period"

The Domain will not be renewable through Daily.co.uk Control Panel

Daily can renew this domain name, however there is a £75 (plus VAT) charge as well as the standard renewal fee for one year to remove the name from redemption and have it renewed

If you want to pay to have your domain name removed from redemption, please contact our Support Team who can arrange payment.


70 days after expiry
The domain will be deleted from the registry and will become available to the public again. Please note that this will not always happen immediately on the 70 day period, but may take up to a week. The status of the domain name will show as "Pending Delete" during this period





UK Domain Names (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk)

1 day after expiry
The domain will still continue to work for 30 days and is renewable as normal through the Daily Control Panel

30 days after expiry
The domain becomes "Suspended" for 60 days, but is still renewable through Daily.co.uk Control Panel

90 days after expiry
The domain is no longer renewable and will shortly become available to the public again



Centralnic Domain Names (.uk.com, .uk.net, .gb.com, .gb.net)

1 day after expiry
The domain will still continue to work for 5 days and is renewable as normal through the Daily Control Panel

5 days after expiry
The domain stops working and enters into "Pending Deletion" phase, but is still renewable through Daily.co.uk Control Panel

50 days after expiry
The domain is deleted from the registry and becomes available to the public again




TV Domain Names (.tv)

1 day after expiry
The nameservers are removed, effectively stopping any web pages or emails working with the name.

The WHOIS results will show "Client Hold" or "Registrar Hold"

The Domain will still be renewable through the Daily Control Panel for 55 days

55 days after expiry
The domain is deleted from the registry and becomes available to the public again





EU Domain Names (.eu)

1 day after expiry
The domain stops working and enters a 40 day "Quarantine Period"

The domain is not renewable through the Daily Control Panel, however can be brought out of quarantine for a £30 fee including renewal for a year.

55 days after expiry
The domain is deleted from the registry and becomes available to the public again




MOBI Domain Names (.mobi)

1 day after expiry
The nameservers are removed, effectively stopping any web pages or emails working with the name.

The WHOIS results will show "Client Hold" or "Registrar Hold"
The Domain will still be renewable through the Daily Control Panel for 45 days

45 days after expiry
The domain is deleted from the registry and becomes available to the public again

Last Updated: 20/01/2015
Article ID: 1148

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