The billing contact of the domain name will automatically receive an invoice to renew the domain name. If the invoice is paid before the domain name expires, the domain name will be renewed.
Note the importance of correct billing information!
If not paid by the domain name expiration date:
a grace period of 40 days is started for the domain name.
grace period is followed by a redemption period (30 days)
If the owner or the billing contact asks us to let the domain name expire:
the domain owner will be notified by e-mail
the domain billing contact will be notified by e-mail
the accounts with permissions on the domain name will be notified by e-mail
A grace period of 40 days is started, followed by a redemption period of 30 days and deletion.When a domain name is in grace or redemption period you remain the owner, but the domain name is inactive.
Expired domain names can be reactivated as long as they are in grace or in redemption period.
A .name domain name that has passed his expiration date will be deactivated. This means that all services (website, e-mail...) linked to this domain will stop working.
The grace period lasts about 40 days. In this period the domain name is not active and may still be renewed through the current registrar without paying any additional fees.
After the domain name grace period has passed, the domain name will enter the domain name redemption period. During this period, which lasts approximately 30 days, the whois information will be deleted. The domain can still be renewed, but an additional fee of 125 USD has to be paid. This process may take several days
Five days after the redemption period, the domain name will be permanently deleted and will be made available again for registration.