GoDaddy has recently sent an email to the customers, informing them of a change in processing procedures for the expired domains.
Accordingly, instead of 42 days as before, you will only be able to renew the domain name within 30 days after it expires.
Explaining this change, GoDaddy said: “After a long period of research, the actual number indicates that only less than 1% of customers renew their domain names after the 30th day.”
If you let the domain name float for a month without renewing, then user probably do not intend to use it anymore. Therefore, GoDaddy has decided to shorten the number of days allowed for renewal.
This new procedure will be officially adopted on 4 December 2017, details as follows:
- After 5 days of expiration, DNS, email, hosting and all domain-related services will stop working.
- After 30 days of expiration, from the 31st, the domain name will no longer be officially renewed.
Along with changing the domain renewal time, GoDaddy also shortened the domain expiration process. Domain names will be auctioned 4 days earlier than before, auction times will decrease from 10 days to 3 days and owners have only 3 days to renew domain.
The process of expired domain names will be applied after 4/12/2017, but GoDaddy has not been updated.
Specific content of the email notification of GoDaddy, please see here:
“We are making a change to our domain name expiry process and wanted to give you enough notice to make decisions on your portfolio. GoDaddy is changing the domain renewal timeline from 42 to 30 days for most domains. Based on our research, less than 1% of our customers renew after 30 days.
Starting Dec 4, the following changes will happen to expired domain names:
- After Day 5 of expiration, DNS, email, hosting, redirecting and any other DNS-dependent services will be interrupted and stop working.
- After Day 30 of expiration, domain names are no longer able to be renewed or transferred away.
We wanted to give a heads -up so you have enough notice to make decisions on your portfolio. As always please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.”