Domain Drop Process

Domain Registration

A domain can be registered by a registrant for approximately 10 years as specified by ICANN. Every domain name has an expiration day. This expiration day is public info as well as shows when the domain will expire. If a registrant does not renew the domain name before its expiration day, it is considered expired. Nonetheless, the registrant will still have the opportunity to renew the domain name.

Domain Expires

Every domain has an expiration date. If a domain is not renewed by the registrant by that date, the domain will certainly be marked as expired. When a domain name is considered expired, it will move into the Redemption Grace Period (RGP).

Auto-Renew Grace Period

When a domain expires it is assumed to auto-renew by the registry. The registrar has anywhere between 0 to 45 days to send a delete command on the domain name. A delete command will generally be sent if the registrant stops working to spend for the renewal of the domain. If a delete command is not sent, the domain name will certainly be kept per the registry-registrar auto-renew process.

Grace Period (RGP)

The Redemption Grace Period begins when a registrar has removed a domain name due to expiration. Throughout this grace period the original registrant may still retrieve the domain name for a cost. If a domain is renewed by the original registrant during this time, it will not go into the pending delete status. If the domain name is not retrieved within the 30-day Grace Period, the domain name will move into the Pending Delete status.

Pending Delete

Before a domain name is released into the Drop by the registry it will enter a Pending Delete status. All domains released by the registry will enter pending delete and will enter pending delete within 5 days. The domain is dropped when the pending delete status has expired.

Drop Catch / Backordering

When a domain leaves the Pending Delete status it is offered for public enrollment with the Drop. after that tries to register the domain within a nanosecond of it coming to be openly readily available for enrollment on your behalf. Using provides you accessibility to technology that enhances the probabilities of signing up the domain name you desire!


When more than one backorder has actually been placed on a domain name caught by, the domain name will certainly enter a public auction. Auctions on are open for 3 days and finish at 1:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on the final day of the auction. To avoid public auction sniping, a new high bid placed within the last 5 minutes of the public auction will change the end time of the auction to 5 mins from the time of the last bid.


When an auction has finished, the ownership of the domain is transferred to the winner as soon as payment is completed. The transfer of ownership occurs when the domain name is delivered to the registrant’s account at The transfer of ownership of the domain is considered a new registration.