“Redemption Period” or (“RGP”) is a 30-day time frame after a registrar has deleted an expired domain such as .com, .net and .biz domains.
“Pending Delete” as it applies to .com and .net domains refers to the 5-day time-frame after Redemption during which time VeriSign holds the domain and it cannot be recovered.
“Pending Delete” as it applies to .org domains is the 30-day time-frame after the registrar (PIR) has deleted an expired .org domain.
To check a status of a domain go to the registry website: www.verisign-grs.com (VeriSign Global Registry) for .com and .net
www.pir.org (Public Interest Registry) for .org domains
www.neulevel.biz for the .biz domains
Enter the domain in the WHOIS box…it will tell you the status of the domain (i.e., Redemption Period). This will list the expiration date as well. The “updated date” is usually when the the 30 redemption or pending delete period began.
After a domain expires, most registrars have a grace period during which time you can reactivate your domain.
After the grace period, the domain is deleted from the registrar database and will not appear in your account. It is not available to register just yet.
Once deleted, the domain is held for 30 days by the Registry. Once the domain is dropped it becomes available for anyone to purchase just like a new name.
eNom Grace Period Procedures
When a domain expires through eNom, it will remain available for reactivation at your regular domain rate under your list of Expired Domains..
Currently, eNom offers a non-guaranteed 29-day grace period for renewal. There is no guaranteed grace period. Once expired, eNom may dispose of it at any time according to the registration agreement.
Once deleted, the domain will no longer be in your account, and will not be on your expired domains list. Please check your Redemption list for possible recovery at our then current Redemption rates.
You might consider adding multiple years to your domain to avoid unintentional expiration.
eNom Redemption Period Process.