Domain Name Deletion Phases and How they Affect Your Domain Name Print

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You can not "Cancel" a Domain Name. You can only allow the domain name to expire at its expiration date.

If you wish to NOT pay for your specific Domain Name Renewal at KartHost, you will need Disable Domain Name Auto Renew.
That way your domain name will expire without being renewed effectively canceling your domain name.
Please read this Tutorial in the Billing & Account FAQ Category: "How do I Disable Domain Name Auto Renew?"

Listed below are the natural deletion phases of your Domain Name:

Your domain name expires, and your domain name will cease immediately routing traffic to your email service and website (and other web-based apps you might have set up).

  • Renewal Grace Period - Starts on the Expiration Date and for the most popular domain name .tlds (.TopLevelDomains) like .com, .org, .net, .biz, .info (and others) you have 36 days to renew your domain at the normal rate (sometimes with a small surcharge). Once renewed the domain name will start working again within a few hours.
  • Redemption Grace PeriodLast Chance to get your domain name back. After the Renewal Grace Period, your domain name will slip into the Redemption Grace Period (approximately 30 days) and subsequently be deleted.  Due to the extra work and time of getting your domain name back from the registry (the owner of .com, .net, .org, etc.), there is a much higher fee associated with obtaining & renewing your domain name from the Redemption Grace Period. (Note: if a domain name has a "Backorder" for it, it will not slip into Redemption Grace Period). If your Domain Name is in Redemption Grace Period, your invoice at KartHost should reflect this added fee; pay the invoice and contact KartHost Support Immediately and we will help you get your domain name back into your account.
  • Pending Delete Period - Your domain name can not be Redeemed for any reason. If the domain name is not Redeemed during the Renewal Grace or Redemption Grace Period, then it would move to the Pending Delete period which is usually 5 days. Once released by the Registry the domain name you lost would be available for fresh Registration. But note, if you are thinking of just re-registering the domain, understand many "domainers" have software or use services that will attempt to instantly register it within seconds of it being released to the general public. At that point, your only option is to purchase your domain name from the person or organization that registered it, which can be very expensive.

Created: August 4, 2022


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