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Expired Domains Terms and Conditions

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Expired Domains Terms and Conditions

In the event that a domain name is not renewed by its expiry date it shall cease to operate and shall be deemed to have been “expired”.​

A domain name shall expire if UKBUSINESS is unable to take payment via the method stored on your UKBUSINESS account or the customer fails to manually renew the domain name.

It is the customer’s responsibility that the email address stored on the UKBUSINESS account is up to date and is able to receive renewal reminders from UKBUSINESS.

The customer acknowledges that three (3) calendar days after the date of expiration UKBUSINESS may in its sole discretion carry out the following actions:

  • Renew the domain name
  • Park the domain name on different Name Servers from those set by the customer including the UKBUSINESS Name Servers

Following expiration of the domain name, the customer acknowledges that they have up to 16 days to contact UKBUSINESS to retrieve and renew the domain name where applicable at the registry, and that the customer pays for said renewal. If we receive a request from the customer to renew the domain name(s) after the 16 day period, the customer agrees to pay the £100.00 redemption Fee. All prices exclude VAT (charged at 20%), together with any renewal Fee due.

Whilst the above applies as well to most ccTLDs, there are exceptions such as domains – please contact UKBUSINESS support if you have any question related to this.

The customer acknowledges that UKBUSINESS have the discretion to vary the renewal rates from time to time without prior direct notice. Current renewal rates can be found on the Domain Names Services Fees page.

On receipt of the Renewal Fee by UKBUSINESS within the 16 day period, you will retain ownership of the requested domain and as soon as reasonably practicable we shall restore the requested domain to your control panel. The customer acknowledges that 16 calendar days after the date of expiration UKBUSINESS may at its sole discretion carry out the following actions:

  • Auction the domain name
  • Change the Contact Details
  • Transfer the domain name

If we do not receive the renewal fee within the 16 day period stipulated above UKBUSINESS may at its discretion terminate the agreement and change ownership of the requested domain.

UKBUSINESS endeavours to renew domain names on behalf of the customer. However, we make no guarantees that all attempted renewals will be successful and it is the registrant’s responsibility to check the WHOIS database to ensure their domain name has been renewed.

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