A domain redemption fee is a fee charged by a domain name registrar when a domain name expires and enters the redemption period. The redemption period is a 30-day window during which the domain owner can still renew the domain name, but they must pay the redemption fee in addition to the regular renewal fee. If the domain name is not renewed during the redemption period, it will be released to the public and anyone can register it.

The redemption fee is typically around $90 – $150 USD. It is charged to cover the costs of retrieving the domain name from the registry and returning it to the domain owner. The registry also charges a fee for each domain name that is redeemed, so the registrar passes this cost on to the domain owner.

How to avoid Redemption Fees?

There are a few ways to avoid domain redemption fees. One way is to set up automatic renewal for your domain names. This way, your domain name will be renewed automatically before it expires, and you will not have to worry about missing the renewal deadline. Another way to avoid domain redemption fees is to renew your domain name before it expires. This way, you will not have to pay the redemption fee at all.

If your domain name has expired and entered the redemption period, you can still renew it by paying the redemption fee. However, it is important to note that the redemption fee is non-refundable, so you will not get your money back if you decide to cancel the renewal.

Here are some tips to avoid domain redemption fees:

  • Set up automatic renewal for your domain names.
  • Renew your domain names before they expire.
  • Keep track of your domain name expiration dates.

If you need any assistance with redemption, contact our support desk.