RE: [ga] charging for renewals after expiry
>> I use Tucows to register my domains and the cost is exactly the same
>> whether I renewal before or after the expiration date.
>that all depends on how long after the expiration date you renew, wait
>days after the expiration date and see if you can renew that domain.
By 60 days the domain is expired and placed back into the pool of
available domains. If it is still available it can be reregistered. If
this happens the end user would *save* money because that 2 month period
in the expiratory state is not paid for. If it has been re-registered
you cannot get it back without an ownership transfer so a set fee does
not make sense.
>> Why would this cost be different for other regisrars? What exactly is
>> this "be alot of work involved" referring to?
>because its up to registrars how to write their registration agreements
>and how to implement their technology.
How they write their registration agreement has nothing to do with it.
The issue is any extra costs they would incur if they renewed a domain
after the expiratory date.
>understand that alice's registry has never charged a fee for
>a deleted domain; however the provision exists and this is what i
>to point out.
I don't know who "alice" is or if she is in "wonderland" but I think we
can conclude that there is no extra fee for the registrars when they
renew a domain after the expiratory date. It is simply a way for
registrars to charge extra fees to users who let their domain expire.
By then the domain can be locked and the registrar can force the user to
pay this extra (for nothing) if they want their domain back.
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