What is domain redemption status?

Redemption is the status that most TLDs will enter if they have not been renewed in time.  

When the domain expires your website and mail service will stop functioning and no changes can be made to the domain. 

However, for generic TLDs (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, etc.), you will have approximately 27 days expiration grace period after the actual expiration date, during which you can renew (i.e. reactivate) a domain. 

If you do not renew the domain within this grace period, it may be placed into auction for a week.  If not sold (rarely the domains get sold at auction), then it placed to a ‘redemption period’ at the Registry.

In order to reinstate it in this phase, there is $200 redemption fee plus regular renewal cost for a domain. If the domain is not re-instated in this phase within  41 days, it’s placed toPendingDelete status at the Registry. On the 6th day, that's when a domain should be released to the public for re-registration. 

Normally generic TLDs get released approximately in 80-85 days after expiration date *if not* auctioned off.

Please note that once it has been released, the registration is a first come first serve basis.
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