Domain Redemption - what it means

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What is Domain Redemption ?

It is important to renew your domain before it expires.  Closed Redemption is a state that a domain enters once it has expired and gone through the Deletion Phase.

The process is as follows:

  1. The domain will expire.
  2. The domain will go through the Pending Suspension and Pending Deletion Phases.
  3. After the Pending Deletion phase is over, the domain enters the Closed Redemption Phase.
  4. In the Closed Redemption Phase a domain can be reinstated at the cost of the Closed Redemption Fee:
  • R 285.00 for .ZA Domains
  • R 685.00 for .Joburg .Capetown and .Durban
  • R 3,750 (thousand) for TLDs and GTLDs, like .com .net .org .directory .farm et cetera

5. How long a domain name stays in Closed Redemption depends on the Registry.  For .ZA Domains the Redemption Period is 30 days, for TLDs like .COM it can range from 45 - 90 days.

Please note that no movement can be made on the domain until the redemption fee is paid, or the redemption completes.