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..
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 ? .
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...
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...
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..