Auto Renew

The Auto Renew option allows a Domain Name Registrant or Owner, to automatically renew Domain Name Registrations prior to their expiration date. This is useful for customers who want to avoid having their domain name expire and web site operation interrupted.

Domain Registrations with Auto Renew enabled, will be automatically renewed five to ten days prior to expiration. Registrants will receive renewal notices and an invoice before their domain expires.

Disabling Auto Renew will result in a Domain Registration expiring on it’s expiration date. Domain Registrations can still be renewed by paying the renewal fee.

Registrars

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.

Enom

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

Please refer to this announcement regarding Enom:

Domain Name Registration Changes

WHOIS Lookup

To determine who your Registrar is and review basic information about your domain name, use our WHOIS Lookup form here:

https://www.alpineweb.com/domain-names/whois/

Redemption Periods

Redemption Grace Period (RGP)
The period of time after expiration that a domain registration can be recovered without an additional fee.

Extended Redemption Grace Period (ERGP)
The period of time following the RGP when an expired Domain Name Registration can be recovered. Fee required.

Pending Delete Period (PDP)
The period of time following ERGP and before Delete.

Delete Period
Domain Registrations are deleted from the Registry and once again becomes available for registration.

Redemption Status and Fees

RegistryExpirationRGPERGPERGP FeePDP
Hexonet / 1APIDomain remains active until 36 days after expiry44 days30 days$80.005 days
EnomWhen a domain expires through eNom, it becomes inactive immediately, a parking page is displayed, and all the services attached to it, such as a website and/or email cease to function.29 days30 days$270.005 days

Domain Registration Transfer

On December 1st, 2016, a new policy regarding domain transfers went into effect. The Transfer Policy was mandated by ICANN to all accredited registrars. This new policy, briefly, states that any “material” change to a domain’s registrant, organization, or email address will trigger a new Change of Registrant process.

Any time a change is made to the above-mentioned registrant information, a confirmation email will be sent to all parties. Only once approval(s) have been received is the change of registrant information completed. The domain will then be placed in a 60-day transfer lock.

Note: When changing the Registrant email address, be sure that both the new and old email addresses can receive email.

What is the Change of Registrant Policy?

The Transfer Policy is a procedure that all ICANN-accredited registrars must implement by December 1, 2016. The updated policy now includes rules regarding changing or updating a domain name’s registrant contact information.

What is the 60-day Transfer Lock?

The 60-day transfer lock is a period after a “material” change to a domain’s registrant’s  name, organization, or email address during which a domain cannot be transferred to another registrar.

What is the difference between the Whois Contact Verification and the Change of Registrant Policy?

The Whois Contact Verification, a required check of the registrant’s email address, and the Change of Registrant Process both call for the confirmation of contact information. However, the Change of Registrant policy only pertains to a change of registrant contact name, organization, or email address is updated. The Whois Contact Verification is an approval required both when a domain is registered for the first time, and when updating the contact information of an already registered domain. For example, if you change the registrant email address on a domain name that has previously been registered, the new email address will receive an email to confirm that the email address is valid. Additionally, both the former and the new email addresses will receive a confirmation that the change has occurred as well as notice of the 60-day transfer lock, if applicable.