The stages after domain name expired on Godaddy

Godaddy is still the top domain registrar website. Do you know what happens after your domain name expired ?

Maybe you know, Godaddy will send you multiple emails to notice your domain expired. which is very nice, that is why I always choose Godaddy for registering domain name.

The following is Godaddy’s handle stages (from website):

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Days after expiration    Action

Day 1    We make the first of three billing attempts to renew the domain name. If the billing fails, the domain name expires. The domain name can be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 5    We make the second billing attempt. If the billing fails again, the domain name is parked. The domain name can still be renewed by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 12    We make the third and final attempt to renew the domain name. The domain name can still be renewable by the registrant at no extra cost.

Day 19    The domain name can be renewed by the registrant for the cost of a one-year renewal plus an $80.00 redemption fee.

Day 26    We add the domain name to an expired domain name auction.

Day 36    The expired domain name auction ends. If there are no backorders and no bidders in the expired domain name auction, we list the domain name in a closeout auction.

Day 41    The closeout auction ends.

Day 43    We assign the domain name to the winner of the expired domain name auction, backorder, or closeout. If there are no bidders, we return the domain name to the registry.

 

Note: A registrant can renew an expired domain name at no extra cost up to day 18. If they renew an expired domain name anytime between day 19 and day 42, they must also pay an $80.00 redemption fee. The domain name cannot be renewed after day 42.