[council] Implementation of Expired Registration Recovery Policy
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- Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:02:41 -0800
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Implementation of Expired Registration Recovery Policy
28 February 2013
ICANN is pleased to announce the implementation of the Expired Registration
This policy was developed from the Generic Name Supporting Organization
("GNSO")'s Post Expiration Domain Name Recovery ("PEDNR") recommendations,
which were adopted by ICANN's Board of Directors on 28 October 2011. The policy
was drafted in consultation with the GNSO's PEDNR Implementation Review Team
and was posted for public comment on 11 October 2012.
The ERRP is expected to promote better understanding of registrants' options
and help alleviate common issues related to the expiration of gTLD
registrations. This policy is intended to help align registrant expectations
with registrar practices by establishing certain minimum communications
requirements and making renewal and redemption of domain name registrations
uniformly available in prescribed circumstances.
Some of the most notable provisions of the ERRP include the following
1. To help prevent unintended non-renewal of domain name registrations,
registrars will be required to notify registered name holders of the expiration
of their registrations at least two times: approximately one month prior to the
expiration date and, again, approximately one week prior to the expiration date.
2. All gTLD registries must offer a Redemption Grace Period of 30 days
immediately following the deletion of a registration. (Sponsored gTLDs are
exempt, and not required to offer a Redemption Grace Period.) During the
Redemption Grace Period, the registrant must be permitted by its registrar to
restore the deleted registration.
3. To promote consumer choice and awareness, registrars must make their
renewal and redemption fees reasonably available to registered name holders and
prospective registered name holders at the time of registration of a domain
4. As in the past, registrars may delete registrations at any time after they
expire, subject to applicable consensus policies and provisions of the
However, the ERRP requires that resolution of the domain name be interrupted
for a period of time after expiration, but before deletion, of the name to help
make the registrant aware of the expiration of its name. Additionally, any
parking page hosted by the registrar at the expired domain name must include or
point to renewal instructions.
All ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries are required to comply with
the Expired Registration Recovery Policy by no later than 31 August 2013.
Consistent with the recommendations of the GNSO's PEDNR Working Group, ICANN is
in the process of developing educational materials in consultation with
interested stakeholders to help the community better understand this policy and
how it applies to them.
A link to the ERRP can be found here:
The actual language of the ERRP is binding on ICANN-accredited registrars and
gTLD registries, not the summary provided here.
Glen de Saint Géry