Suspending and Deleting gTLDs, New gTLDs and Foreign ccTLDs Domains

Domain name delegation removal for non-payment

If service prolongation was not paid for before its expiration date, service provision is stopped for 30 days (domain name delegation is removed).

Within 30 days after the service expiration date it won't be provided to anyone, and the domain name Administrator will have an ability to pay for its prolongation. In case of payment the service provision will be continued.

Domain names removal from the registry in gTLD and foreign ccTLD

If registration prolongation is not paid for within 30 days after the service expiration date, RU-CENTER initiates the domain name removal procedure in the Registry.

The procedure of domain deletion from the Registry lasts 35 days, except for:

  • .HN domains with a deletion period of 15 days. Within this period no .HN domain may be redeemed or renewed
  • .NAME domains deleted upon 30 days after domain registration expiry
  • .KZ domains deleted upon 20 days after domain registration expiry

After that the Registry for 30 days sets the following statuses: for .NET, .COM, .CC, .TV, .AG, .BZ, .LC, .MN, .SC, .VC domain names - RedemptionPeriod, for .BIZ, .TEL domain names - Pending Delete, for .INFO, .ORG. .ME, .MOBI, .AERO, .TRAVEL, .XXX, .PRO domain names - PendingDelete Restorable. Domain name status may be viewed through RU-CENTER whois-service. The date of 30-days RedemptionPeriod (PendingDelete Restorable or PendingDelete) is specified in whois-service: in Updated Date field for.NET, .COM, .CC, .TV, .AG, .BZ, .HN, .LC, .MN, .SC, .VC domain names, in Domain Last Updated Date for .BIZ, .TEL domain names or in Last Updated On for .INFO, .ORG, .ME, .MOBI, .AERO, .TRAVEL, .XXX, .PRO domain names.

Within the RedemptionPeriod (Pending Delete or PendingDelete Restorable) the domain name may be restored and prolonged (except for .HN, NAME, .KZ) by the domain name Administrator's request.

If domain name has not been restored and prolonged, it will be removed from the Registry within 5 days from the RedemptionPeriod (Pending Delete or PendingDelete Restorable) expiration date. Within these 5 days (domain name status in the Registry PendingDelete) a domain name cannot be restored, prolonged or registered.

After the domain name is removed from the Registry, the domain name may be registered by any person.

Domain name removal by the domain name Administrator's will

If the service is paid for, its removal may be performed by an official letter from the Administrator. Money funds for cancelled services are not returned.

Service removal by a fax copy of the letter is not available and answers are not sent.

Rules of drawing up letters

The letter should be brought to the office or sent by mail:

2/1, 3d Khoroshevskaya str., Moscow, 123308, Russian Federation
Regional Network Information Center (RU-NIC)

After RU-CENTER receives the official letter (only original letter is accepted) changes will be made in the database within two business days. Administrator will be informed about the fact of making the changes at the contact addresses, specified in the agreement.

After the Registrar initiates the domain name removal procedure in the Registry, the domain name will be released by the Registry only after 35 days:

  • for 30 days the domain name is in the RedemptionPeriod status (Pending Delete or PendingDelete Restorable). Within that term domain name may not be delegated and changing the domain name is prohibited; within that term the domain name may be restored by the Administrator;
  • for 5 days the domain name is in "PendingDelete" status. Within that term domain name may not be delegated and any activities with that domain name are prohibited (it can't be restoed, prolonged or registered).

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