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DOMAIN LIFE CYCLE

.CD domain name space currently implements the following grace period:

    Add Grace Period
    Renewal Grace Period
    Transfer-Not-Allowed Period
    Transfer Grace Period
    Auto Renewal Grace Period
    Redemption Grace Period
    Pending Delete Period

DOMAIN NAME ADD GRACE PERIOD

"Add Grace Period" is the number of calendar days following the initial registration of a domain. If domain is deleted within the "Add Grace Period", the domain name registry will refund the registration fee to the registrar and domain will be released immediately for new registration.

If a domain name is deleted after the "Add Grace Period", the domain name registry will not refund the registration fee and the domain will transit into the "Redemption Grace Period" (RGP).

The deletion of a domain name within the "Add Grace Period" gets a full refund of domain name registration fee. This makes it possible for domainers to add new domain names, measure their traffic and then delete those low traffic domain names, without incurring cost penalties. This exploit is known as "domain tasting". To prevent "domain tasting", registrars are not allowed to delete more than 10% of the net new registration or 50 domain names during each month with ever higher. The excessive deletion fee per domain will not be refund accordingly.

DOMAIN RENEWAL

A registrant can renew the domain name at any time after registration, before or during Redemption Grace Period. A domain name license can be renewed for any period as long as the renewal years requested plus remaining registration duration does not exceed the maximum domain license period set by the domain name registry. For example, if the maximum domain license period for the registry is 5 years, and a registration has 18 months remaining until expiration, and 4 years of renewal are requested, the resulting period would be 5 years and 6 months, which would be rejected by the domain name registry since it exceeds the maximum domain license period of 5 years.

DOMAIN RENEWAL GRACE PERIOD

The "Renewal Grace Period" is the number of calendar days following the renewal of a domain name registration period. If the domain name is deleted within the "Renewal Grace Period", the Registrar will receive a credit of the renewal fee. The deleted domain then transits to the "Redemption Grace Period".

TRANSFER-NOT-ALLOWED PERIOD

A domain name is not allowed to be transferred from one registrar to other registrar within sixty (60) calendar days from the domain registration date and within sixty (60) calendar days following a successful registrar transfer.

TRANSFER GRACE PERIOD

The Transfer Grace Period is the number of calendar days following the completion of a domain name transfer to another registrar. This grace period is applicable if the transfer was performed with domain renewals. Based on the principle that domain renewals are refundable, transfers with renewals should be refundable as well. Correspondingly, the number of calendar days should be equal to the "Renewal Grace Period".

If a domain is deleted within the Transfer Grace Period, the winning registrar will receive a refund of the renewal fee (if the transfer is accompanied with a renewal) and the domain transits to the "Redemption Grace Period".

AUTO-RENEWAL GRACE PERIOD AND EXPIRATION PERIOD

The registry system will automatically renew expired domain names and charge the renewal fees to the registrar. The registrar will then have a grace period known as "Auto Renewal Grace Period" to delete the renewal and receive a refund.

If the domain name is not deleted within the grace period, the registrar is billed permanently for the renewal, whether or not the registrar has secured payment from the registrant. If the registrar does not wish to have the domain name, the registrar must delete the domain by issuing a delete command and the domain name transits to the "Redemption Grace Period".

REDEMPTION GRACE PERIOD

The "Redemption Grace Period" is the number of calendar days following the deletion of a domain name. During the "Redemption Grace Period", the domain will be removed from the DNS and becomes not resolvable. Domain name modifications, renewals and transfers are not allowed when a domain name is in this period. To redeem the domain name, a non-refundable Restoration fee will be incurred in addition to a minimum 1-year renewal fee.

PENDING DELETION PERIOD

If a domain name has not been restored during the "Redemption Grace Period", the name will be placed in a "Pending Delete Period" for five (5) calendar days during which no transactions can be performed on the domain name. At the conclusion of this period, the name will be deleted and released into the pool of available names


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