THE LIFE OF A DOMAIN
The domain has a very interesting life if you could say so, strange right? Thinking that a domain may have a life or anything besides that it hosts your services. It all starts off from the day you register it at your chosen web hosting company.
The domain is brought to life by you registering it, for this article we will go with my domain which is ieattacoeveryday.com, from then on I pay the web hosting company for registering it and then it’s mine domain and I own all the rights to it.
Every year you pay a price to keep it alive, you can always renew it for more than 1 year if you don’t want it bothering you every year.
Let’s say I forgot to renew my domain on the day of expiry, from then on it will go into a grace period which makes the domain in-active and makes your website go down with all your services attached to it as well. You can still renew for the same price, but some companies tend to put a late fee depending on how long you take to renew it.
Grace Period Lasts from 2 – 4 days.
If I still don’t renew my domain after the expiry period it goes into the redemption period, this is the worst period your domain can go into while you own it, it costs a huge amount of money (Ranging €250+) to make it active again as registrars tend to delete all the information about that domain to make it go available again after the redemption period in which it will be deleted.
Redemption Period Phase 1: Lasts 30 days.
Restoration Period Phase 2: Lasts 15-20 days.
DELETED AND RENEWED PERIOD
The Final period in which the domain is deleted and put back into the domain pool in which it can be registered again.
Deletion Period: 4-8 days
HOW DOES WEB WORLD KEEP TRACK OF DOMAINS?
We always strongly recommend our clients to renew the domain at the earliest time they can to prevent it from getting into the Grace Period or the Redemption Period, we have multiple protocols set in our system to keep you reminded about the status of your domain, also logging into your client area and managing your domain will help you a lot too as you can gather valuable information from there.
You will receive emails about your domain expiring.
First Notice – 60 Days
Second Notice – 30 Days
Third Notice – 15 Days
Fourth Notice – 7 Days
Fifth Notice – 1 Day
If you do have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring at TEL: +353 14951112