What is the Redemption Period?
The redemption period only applies to gTLDs like .com, .net, .org, .shop etc. When a gTLD domain name expires, it is deactivated by the registry. While the domain is deactivated, you can still renew it via our website by paying the standard renewal fee. After 30 days, if you have not renewed the domain, the registry places it into the redemption period which can last an additional 30 days. This period gives you another opportunity to redeem your domain name but additional fees apply. The Registry can charge up to USD$140 to redeem a domain name, depending on the extension in addition to the standard renewal fee charged by 1st Domains. Contact 1st Domains support to check the redemption cost for your domain. 1st Domains passes the redemption fee onto the customer at cost.
We agree it's a high-cost and urge customers to renew their domain name as soon as possible to avoid this additional charge.
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