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What happens when a domain is due for renewal?
When a domain registered with Directnic is 30 days from expiring, an icon with an exclamation point will appear next to the domain in your account.
We send out a renewal notice to the domain owner at 60, 30, 15, 7, and 1 day before a domain expires. However, if you didn't update your contact information and the email listed in your account is invalid, you will not receive our notices. Thus it is very important for you to keep your Directnic account and domain contact information as current as possible.
For gTLDs, .TV and .US, we will hold a domain for 40 days after it expires. You have 30 days grace period to renew the domain at the regular price. During the last 10 days of our 40-day holding period, an expired domain may be sold at auction by Directnic if you have not renewed it before that time. If you do not renew the domain within the grace period and it is not sold at auction, the domain will be sent to the central registry for deletion.
For .EU domains, there is no grace period. We send the domain back to the .EUã€€central registry right after it expires. Domain names are then put into quarantine for 40 days by the central registry. During the quarantine period, websites or email address attached to the names no longer work. It costs US$185 to recover a .EU domain from the quarantine period. Once the quarantine period has passed, the domain names are released and can be registered by anyone on a first-come-first-served basis.
For all other country level domains, please check with the corresponding registry for their renewal policies.
When I renew my domain, what will be the new expiration date?
Can I renew my domain even though it is expired already?
How does Auto Renew work?
How do I turn Auto Renew ON/OFF?
How do I modify Auto Renewal Settings?
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