Restoring a Deleted Domain Name from the Redemption Grace Period

If a domain name is not Renewed within the Renewal Grace Period, it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted.

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Renewal Grace Period

Once a domain name is Deleted, it would generally slip into the Redemption Grace Period only under the following circumstances:

  • Domain name was manually Deleted by requesting the Kiwihosting.net's Technical Support Team.

  • Domain name was automatically Deleted by our System as the domain name had Expired and was not Renewed until the end of it's Renewal Grace Period.

    Exception 
    Note

    A domain name will not slip into Redemption Grace Period under the following circumstances:

    • Domain name has been Deleted in the Money Back Period.

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      Money Back Period

    • Domain name has a Backorder for it.

Redeeming a domain name is costly, time consuming and generally a manual process. The Redemption Grace Period is generally of 30 days after the domain name is Deleted and during this period, only the current Registrar of the domain name can Redeem the domain name.

If the domain name is not Redeemed during this period, then it would move to the Pending Delete period for 5 days. In this status, the domain name can not be Redeemed and after this period, the domain name would be available for fresh Registration.

Domain Name Extension Specific Conditions 
Note
  • Upon deletion, a .AU (Anchor: aurules) domain name becomes available for Registration immediately. The domain name does not enter Redemption Grace Period.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .CO (Anchor: corules) domain name is 15 days. If the .CO domain name is not restored, it enters Pending Delete status for a period of 5 days.

  • A .EU (Anchor: eurules) domain name does not have any Renewal Grace Period. It will expire on the second last day of the month the domain name is expiring on. The domain name will be Deleted on the same day, if not Renewed.

    The Redemption Grace Period for a .EU domain name is 40 days. Moreover, the Pending Delete period (5 day period after Redemption Grace Period) is not applicable to a .EU domain name. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 40 days from the date of Deletion.

  • The Redemption Grace Period for a .NZ (Anchor: nzrules) domain name is 90 days. Moreover, a .NZ domain name does not pass through a Pending Delete period. The domain name will be available for fresh Registration after 90 days from the date of Deletion.

  • Any website/emails associated with a .UK (Anchor: ukrules) domain name will stop resolving once the domain name expires.

    You may Renew your .UK domain name anytime from 6 months before its Expiry upto 90 days after its Expiry. If you do not Renew your .UK domain name within 90 days after its Expiry, it would be automatically Deleted by the Registry.

    It is important to note that there is no concept of a Redemption Grace Period in case of a .UK domain name.

  • A .WS (Anchor: wsrules) domain name will not be placed under Redemption Grace Period by the Registry upon Deletion. It will be made available for fresh Registration post Deletion. Hence, there is no possibility of Redeeming a .WS domain name.

To Restore any Domain Name in Redemption Grace Period (Pending Delete Restorable Status)

  1. Login to your Control Panel and proceed to the Order Information view. 1

  2. Click the Restore Domain Now button.

  3. Proceed Redeeming the domain name, by paying for the generated Invoice.

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    Paying for an Invoice

Caveats 
Note
  • Redeeming/Restoring a domain name is a lengthy process and hence it would take Kiwihosting.net upto 5 working days to Redeem a domain name.

  • A Restoration action, once completed, can not be reversed. The only option would be deleting the domain name, in case the domain name is no longer required.

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    Deleting a Domain Name

  • Restoration of a domain name only after deletion by the system post Expiry of the Renewal Grace Period includes 1 year Renewal. If the domain name's deletion is requested anytime prior to its Expiry, then Restoring the domain name will not include 1 year Renewal.

  • Restoration of a .EU domain name will always include 1 year Renewal. The new Expiry date will be 1 year from the last expiration date till the second last day of the expiry month.

    Example:

    If a domain name has the Expiry date as 30 Oct, 2009 and it is Restored on 10 Nov, 2009, the new Expiry date will be 30 Oct, 2010.