A domain name is a unique address or identifier on the World Wide Web. One easily recognizable example is google.com: Type that domain name in your browser address bar, and the worldwide system of name servers connects your computer to the content of the Google web site.

Domain names are sometimes referred to as the real estate of the World Wide Web. A domain name gives you exclusive rights to a unique parcel on the Internet landscape.

Log in, select "Domain Services" and search for a domain name.

When you find a domain name you want that is available, select the check box next to it and click "Add to Cart".

Select any services you want to add to your domain name. Double-check the contents of the shopping cart to make sure it contains the items you want to purchase, then click "Checkout Now". Select the "Terms and Conditions" check box and click "Submit Order".

There are no refunds, all sales are final, so please double-check before finalizing your purchase.

When you register a domain name, you gain exclusive rights to that domain name for a period of time but not forever. It’s more like a lease than a purchase. In effect, renewing extends your lease on the domain name. Once your lease expires, you no longer have access to that domain name or any services which were tied to it while it was active under your registration period.

In order to avoid downtime, extra fees, or potential loss of your domain name to someone else, it is highly recommended that you renew early or for an extended period of time. Domain names can be renewed (per ICANN rules) for up to 10-years at a time.

Clients who have an existing domain name that was registered or transferred to DejaNET Communications will receive a billing invoice in advance of the domain name expiration. Simply pay your invoice to extend your domain name registration. If you wish to renew for more than 1-year at a time, please open a support ticket and notify us of the domain name and the exact amount of years (up to a maximum of 10) that you would like to pay and renew. We will then send you an invoice and once paid, we will extend your renewals through that period.

You can renew a domain name almost any time, and you can extend the expiration date up to 10 years from current expiration date.

The registry allows a short period of time to renew at your normal registration price, but then they raise the price considerably, and if you don’t pay the grace period redemption price they will delete the domain name.

Once the domain name enters the deletion queue, we lose the ability to retrieve it for you. You have to compete for it on its deletion date, and if you’re able to regain it, it may be expensive. We strongly recommend renewing your domains well in advance of their expiration dates to avoid the frustration and expense of this process.

DejaNET Communications is a Domain Service Provider for the registrar eNom. When a domain expires through eNom, it becomes inactive immediately, a parking page is displayed, and all the services attached to it, such as a website and/or email cease to function. It is not possible to make any updates to the domain while it is expired. The domain will remain available for reactivation at your regular domain rate plus additional fees (depending on whether the domain name is in grace period or redemption period).

To reactivate an expired domain name, please open a support ticket to ensure that the domain name is still actually available to be reactivated as well as your total fees owing. A client account must be in good standing and up to date before an expired domain name can be reactivated. Once a domain name is expired, it can only be reactivated by the expiring registrar and through the expiring Domain Service Provider.

Currently, eNom offers a non-guaranteed 29-day grace period for renewal for many TLDs. Each registry has different rules for their grace periods. There is no guaranteed grace period. Once a domain expires, eNom may dispose of it at any time according to the registration agreement. After the grace period elapses, the domain may go into a Redemption Grace Period (see Definitions of Redemption and Pending Delete).

We suggest you keep track of your domain expiration dates and renew well in advance to avoid unintentional down time or loss of the name. Invoices are sent out prior to expiration to warn you of the impending expiration.

Once you renew the domain, all previous settings will be recovered and the domain will be active (see Propagation Time for Registered and Reactivated Domains).

Renewal years are always added to the end of the current registration period (i.e., the new expiration date is the same whether you renew two months early or the day before expiration), so you will never lose time on your domain by renewing early.

After a domain has passed through any applicable expiration grace period, the domain may go into redemption status.

"Redemption Grace Period" or RGP, is the grace period provided after the registrar has issued a delete request to the registry. Only the previous registrant can recover the domain during this time, and it must be retrieved through the previous registrar and Domain Service Provider. The Redemption Grace Period is named differently for some TLDs; the .org equivalent, for example, is "Pending Delete - Restorable."

Domains in our system can go into either Redemption Grace Period or Extended Redemption Grace Period. Please see the article, Differences between RGP and Extended RGP for more details. For details on how to recover a domain from RGP or ERGP status, please see the article, How to Recover Domains in Redemption Status.

"Pending Delete" refers to the 5-day time frame after redemption. During this time the registry holds the domain and it cannot be recovered. Once the Registry deletes the domain, it becomes available for anyone to purchase as a new domain. It is available on a first-come first-served basis.

If the registrant WHOIS information indicates that "Reactivation Period" is the registered owner, this means that your domain name has been expired for at least 15 days and needs to be renewed as soon as possible (should you wish to retain the domain name.)   eNom has paid to renew your domain to allow a grace period, which is why the expiration date shows next year. Once you have renewed your domain, the previous WHOIS information will again be displayed.

If you do not renew before the end of the (non-guaranteed) 29-day renewal grace period, your domain may be sold in auction, removed from the Domain Service Provider account, or go into redemption, during which time there is an additional fee involved to recover the domain. Renew your domain quickly to retain the domain and automatically restore all of your domain services (like your website and email).

If you need help renewing your domain but don't know who you bought it from, just click the link to find your Service Provider and enter your domain: Domain Service Provider.

Contact them directly for renewal instructions.

Or if you bought the domain directly from us, just log into your account and open a support ticket to renew the domain.

Recovering expired domain names can be both a convoluted and a very frustrating process. To help you recover expired domain names from some of the most common registrars, we've put together some notes for GoDaddy, Network Solutions, Enom, 1and1, and Hover, to help you get started.

If your expired domain name was purchased and/or transferred to DejaNET Communications, please open a support ticket to reactivate your expired domain name.

Please note that this information applies to gTLDs (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .mobi). The expiration policies may be slightly different for other registries. As well, redemption may not be available for all domain names, at the discretion of the domain registrar. This information is subject to change at any time and is only provided for here for guidance. Please contact the Domain Service Provider directly for actual assistance and current policy/pricing.


Grace Period (reactivation period): 30 days

Redemption Period: 30-42 days

Redemption Fee: $250 (does not include the renewal of the domain name)

Maximum time to redeem an expired domain: 60-72 days

First, you will have to locate your reseller. You can do so using the following search:


If a domain is not renewed during the 30 reactivation period, Enom may provide a redemption period. Enom may also make deleted domains available to third parties and auctions after the reactivation period. If the domain name is obtained through such an auction, Enom will transfer the domain to the winner and you will not be able to redeem your domain.

More information on this can be found in the Enom Terms of Service:


For any additional questions, please contact Enom: www.enom.com


Grace period: 18 days

Redemption Period: 24 days

Redemption Fee: $80 (does not include the renewal of the domain name)

Maximum time to recover an expired domain: 42 days

During the first 18 days after a domain has expired, you can renew your domain name at no additional cost by accessing your Domain Control Panel or calling GoDaddy. Between day 19 and day 42 the $80 redemption fee applies.

Here is an article from the GoDaddy help site to assist you with redeeming an expired domain:


After day 18 there are few things that take place. On day 26, GoDaddy adds the domain to an expired domain name auction where it remains for 10 days. If there are no backorders or bids placed for the domain, the auction ends and it then remains in a closeout auction until day 41.

On day 43 the domain is given to the winner of the auction. If there are no backorders or bids, the domain is given back to the registry, and can be publicly registered by anyone as a new domain.

For any additional questions please contact GoDaddy: www.godaddy.com

Network Solutions

Grace Period: 30-35 days (depending on the registry)

Redemption Period: 30 days

Redemption Fee: $299 (includes the cost of renewal)

Maximum time to redeem an expired domain: 60-65 days

Note: Network Solutions may or may not provide a grace period, and if you are granted a grace period, they may terminate it at any time without notice.

If a domain is not renewed during the 30-35 day grace period, the domain is deleted. At this point, Network Solutions may allow you to redeem the deleted domain from redemption; however, there is no guarantee that a domain will be available for redemption recovery.

After the initial 30-35 day grace period, Network Solutions may complete a “Direct Transfer” which involves renewing and transferring a domain to a third party on behalf of the registrant. If the registrant does not want to allow this type of transfer to occur, in the event they let a domain lapse, they must notify Network Solutions by email at http://www.networksolutions.com/support/domain-deletion-policy/

For any additional questions please contact Network Solutions: www.networksolutions.com


Grace Period: 10 days

Redemption Period: 20 days

Redemption Fee: $40 (does not include the renewal of the domain name)

Maximum time to redeem an expired domain: 30 days

To redeem an expired domain during the first 10 days after expiration, you can reactivate the domain in your Domain Control Panel.

This article will show you how to do this:


If your domain has been expired for 10-30 days, it may be in redemption. In order to recover a domain from redemption you must print out and fax to 1&1 the “Domain Redemption Form” which can be found here:



Grace Period: 40 days

Redemption Period: 30 days

Redemption Fee: $175 (does not include the renewal of the domain name)

Maximum time to redeem an expired domain: 75 days

To renew an expired domain within the first 40 days after expiration, you can access your Hover Domain Control Panel at www.hover.com/login.

After the grace period your domain enters a redemption period. To recover a domain from redemption, contact Hover by phone at 1-866-731-6556 and they can assist you with recovering the domain.

For any additional questions please contact Hover: www.hover.com

To reach another person on the Internet you have to type an address into your computer -- a name or a number. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN coordinates these unique identifiers across the world. Without that coordination, we wouldn't have one global Internet.

In more technical terms, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) coordinates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions, which are key technical services critical to the continued operations of the Internet's underlying address book, the Domain Name System (DNS). The IANA functions include: (1) the coordination of the assignment of technical protocol parameters including the management of the address and routing parameter area (ARPA) top-level domain; (2) the administration of certain responsibilities associated with Internet DNS root zone management such as generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domains; (3) the allocation of Internet numbering resources; and (4) other services. ICANN performs the IANA functions under a U.S. Government contract.


The sooner you search for the name you want, the better your chance of registering it before someone else. You also might want to check out the domains pre-order program today.


You can register a domain name for a period of 1-10 years, after which the registration expires. You will be notified and given the right to renew the domain name for an additional period before this happens.


To extend your domain’s registration period, you must pay a renewal fee. If you choose not to renew the domain, it eventually becomes available to be registered by the public again.

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