When does a domain name expire?

Each domain name has an expiry date.  Domain names are registered on an annual basis and can be registered for up to 10 years.  

After a domain expires it will go into a Grace Period for 30-40 days.  During this period, you will still be able to renew the domain as normal.  


After the Grace Period, the domain will enter a Redemption state for 30 days. During the redemption period, you can renew the domain by paying a redemption fee along with the domain names renewal fee. 

After leaving Redemption a domain will become Pending Delete. This can take up to 5 days, and after this the domain will be released and made openly available for registration. The period during which the domain will be pending delete will be randomised to prevent "Drop Catching."

Once a domain enters Pending Delete it's not possible to recover, and you will need to wait for it to drop so you can try to re-register it.

If your domain is registered with us, you can view its current Expiry date by doing the following: 

  1. First log in to your account at https://register1.net/clientarea.php
  2.  After this select My Domains
  3. On this screen under My Domains you will see all the domains you have registered with us currently.  Beside the domains will be the date they were registered and the date they currently expire.
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