I had a domain expire due to a failed auto-renew payment. It expired without me noticing on June 21. The registrar (Freenom) kept the domain and email accounts up and running until July 27. When the website went down I logged in to the registrar and there is no way to renew or recapture the domain. It’s as if the domain was never in the account at all–there’s no trace of it.
I have reached out to the registrar via help tickets and email but have not heard back from them. I think this registrar is falling apart and I think it’s unlikely they will get back to me at all.
WHOIS indicates that my registrar still owns the domain. A few relevant bits from the WHOIS:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.freenom.com Registrar URL: www.freenom.com Updated Date: 2021-07-27T03:08:00Z Creation Date: 2018-06-21T02:27:38Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-06-21T02:27:38Z Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited - http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
I am trying to figure out what is going to happen to the domain next, and when. I’m assuming Freenom will not respond to me. I have already backordered the domain to try to catch it when it is released but I have no idea how long that will take.
Ten-tools.com may not be responsible for the answers or solutions given to any question asked by the users. All Answers or responses are user generated answers and we do not have proof of its validity or correctness. Please vote for the answer that helped you in order to help others find out which is the most helpful answer. Questions labeled as solved may be solved or may not be solved depending on the type of question and the date posted for some posts may be scheduled to be deleted periodically. Do not hesitate to share your response here to help other visitors like you. Thank you, Ten-tools.