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Introduction: When a domain expires and enters the redemption phase, you may face a high redemption fee to retrieve it. This fee is set by our upstream registrar and domain registry, making it non-negotiable. It's crucial to take precautions to avoid domain expiration and its subsequent redemption phase. This article will help you understand redemption costs and provide tips on preventing your domain from entering this phase.

Why is the Redemption Fee So High?

  1. Upstream Registrar and Domain Registry fees: The redemption fee is set by our upstream registrar and domain registry. This fee is required to retrieve a domain once it enters the redemption phase, and we at DOMAIN REGISTRATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED are unable to waive it.

  2. Domain retrieval costs: When a domain enters redemption, we need to pay the registry to get the domain name back into our system. The redemption fee covers the costs associated with retrieving the domain for the current owner.

How to Avoid Domain Expiration and Redemption Fees:

  1. Keep your contact information up-to-date: Ensure your account's contact email is accurate so you can receive renewal notices. This will help you stay informed about your domain's renewal date and avoid expiration.

  2. Set your domain to auto-renew: Enable automatic renewal for your domain to prevent it from accidentally expiring. This ensures that you won't miss a renewal date and eliminates the risk of your domain entering the redemption phase.

  3. Monitor your domain's expiration date: Regularly check your domain's expiration date and renew it promptly. This proactive approach will help you avoid any last-minute issues and potential redemption fees.

Alternatives if Your Domain is in the Redemption Period:

  1. Wait for the domain to be released by the Registry: If your domain is already in the redemption period and you don't want to pay the fee, you can wait for the domain to be released by the registry. Domains are typically released 80-85 days after expiration.

  2. Back-order the domain: Another option is to back-order the domain using a back-ordering service. This can help you secure the domain once it's released by the registry.

Conclusion: Understanding and avoiding redemption fees is crucial for domain owners. By following the tips provided in this article, you can prevent your domain from entering the redemption phase and eliminate the risk of incurring high redemption fees. Keep your contact information up-to-date, set your domain to auto-renew, and monitor its expiration date to safeguard your online presence. If you need any assistance with managing your domain or have questions regarding redemption fees, feel free to contact our support team

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