Domain renewal question

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Feb 28 13:19:29 GMT 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 01:02:33PM +0000, IvorW wrote:
> Whois is showing the status as redemptionPeriod. I've never heard of this
> before. Are registermydomain pulling a fast one?


Essentially, the domain has now been deleted but not yet released to the
pool of available domain names. This redemptionPeriod is where the previous
owner can recover the domain if they want it desperately enough to pay.

The high fees are charged by the domain registry and your registrar would
just be passing them on (plus a small charge for profit and paperwork

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