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What is a redemption period?
Redemption periods only apply to .com, .net and .org domains.
As a safety measure to stop people from losing their domains to domain grabbers, there is a 30-day redemption period for all domains which will start as soon as the domain name reaches its expiration date. In effect, the domain name enters a state of "limbo" where the domain name is no longer active however no one else is able to register the domain name yet. This allows the (previous) domain owner 30 days to re-register the domain if he/she did not intend to let the domain expire.
If your domain was registered with 1&1 and has expired unintentionally, you may re-register the domain name by completing a Domain Redemption Request Form and paying the redemption fee of £25. This redemption fee does not include the registration price of the domain that will still need to be paid to register the domain in your name for the next year.
For a list of domain prices, please reference 1&1 Domain Price List
Only domains that have been registered with 1&1 can be re-registered after expiration of the domain. If the domain that has expired was registered at another company, you will need to contact that registrar to recover the domain from the redemption period. Please reference How can I get my domain back from redemption period? for more help on how to re-register your expired 1&1 domain.
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