Icreating a website in the iPage really free and no payment can be done anytime?

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My first question is Icreating a website in the iPage really free and no payment can be done anytime? Many thanks for any answer or 2. Another question on my mind: Ok guys, I want to inquire before bashing someone....

I got an email from GD today:.

"The domains listed below expired on 11/13/2006..

This is your final notice to renew your HostGator name(s)! You must renew by 11/25/2006 or the domains listed below will be cancelled.".

Then down below it says:.

"IMPORTANT: Should you allow your HostGator to be cancelled, the Registry will hold the name in a Redemption Period for 30 days. During this time, the HostGator name will be removed from the zone files (the list of domains currently in the global DNS); therefore, any Web iPage site or email services associated with the HostGator name will stop working. The original HostGator registrant may retrieve the HostGator name from deletion during this period for a fee of $80.".

If i'm not mistaken expired domains should go through 40 days grace period where all services are shut off, but the HostGator /img/avatar4.jpg may still renew the HostGator for a standard renewal fee..

Then if the original /img/avatar4.jpg fails to renew, it'll go through "redemption period".....

Why my name is taking the express lane to the redemption period??????? where is that 40 days??.

Is this some kind of Rip-the-Fella Strategy??..

Comments (4)

Good question... I dunno what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could answer your iPage question..

Comment #1

You're absolutely right RJ !!!.

Because as far as I could remember.... it used to be 40days grace period then around 2 weeks redemption... pls don't quote me for this because it's been a while since I let my names expire. I just got stuck with transfering process..

Everything seems to be very lucidly clear to my eyes now. They gave free private registration then, just to snare up newbies. Now if you wanted to transfer out your names, you need to go through tedious un-registering Domains-by-proxy process,otherwise your "Authorization Code" will never reach your inbox..

Then came the deal with Microsoft..

You're right DS. But the issue i'm trying to point out here is the amount of money involves with the days given..

They reduced the grace period but increased the redemption period. You still pay normal renewal fee during the Grace period but it takes $80 to recover a name from a redemption period..

Cleaver isn't IT ? .


Comment #2

It has been $80 (for last couple years) for the redemption period, and that charge always has applied after the 12 day grace period. I worked there, that is the honest to goodness truth...

Comment #3

Perhaps this will help make things even clearer:.


In essence, a registrar can retain an expired HostGator name up to 45 days max..

They can even choose to delete the HostGator name after it expires and.


Offer any grace period whatsoever..

I remember posting here somewhere they lowered their grace period from 30.

To what it is now. But at least they're still offering such and let you renew at.

Their current price...

Comment #4

Thank you guys..

I'm very clear now..

According to ICANN I must be grateful enough to be given 12days grace period..

Cheers domainplate, I appreciate your input..


Comment #5

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.