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When a Domain Name registered with AlpineWeb expires, the action that occurs depends upon the Registrar:


Hexonet / 1 API

If you registered, renewed or transferred your Domain Name with AlpineWeb on or after 1 July, 2018 your registry is 1 API / Hexonet.

Domain Names registered with Hexonet / 1API that expire, remain active until 36 days after expiry


If you registered, renewed or transferred your Domain Name with AlpineWeb on or after 1 July, 2018 your registry is Enom. Domain Names registered with Enom that expire become 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 under your list of Expired Domains.

Please refer to this announcement regarding Enom:

Domain Name Registration Changes

Renewing Expired Domains

To reactivate an expired domain, see the following Knowledgebase article:

How to Renew Domains

Currently, we offer 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, we 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 the following Knowledgebase articles:

Redemption and Pending Deletion Status

Differences between RGP and Extended RGP

We highly recommend that you enable Auto Renew for your domain name registrations. See the following Knowledgebase article:

Enable/Disable Auto Renew for Domains

Likewise, 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.  Courtesy emails are sent out 45 days 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 the following Knowledgebase article:

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.

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