27 Registration Life Cycle

Prototypical answer:

gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixDetail
.casaGo Daddy East, LLCgodaddy.comView

Go Daddy will use standard lifecycle definitions found in the Extensible Provisioning Protocol Requests for Comments (RFCs).

A diagram of Go Daddy’s registration lifecycle is attached, as Attachment 1 to Question 27.

In outlining Go Daddy’s registration life cycle in this answer, states and intervening steps, including time elements, can be described as follows:

1. Active Status. Initial registration with Go Daddy will follow these rules: (a) registration may be for 1 month to 10 years; (b) the domain name must be unique; (c) the name may only contain letters, numbers or a hyphen (a hyphen cannot be used as the 1st, 3rd and 4th, or last character of the name); (d) the name must not be more than 63 characters; and (e) the domain may have 0-13 nameservers, though at least 2 nameservers must be defined for the domain to be placed in the zone.

The following modifications or updates will be made during active status: (a) renewal; (b) transfer; (c) deletion; (d) change of administrative contact, billing contact, technical contact, registrant; or (e) change of nameserver(s).

A domain will be transferable from one registrar to another, except during the first 60 days following the registration or within 60 days following a transfer.

There will be a 5-day “Add Grace Period” after initial registration or transfer allowed during which deletion will result in immediate removal without a redemption period. Registrars will receive a partial credit for domains deleted during this period and will incur additional costs if more than 10% of their total monthly registrations are deleted during this period.

2. Auto-renew Status. This TLD will auto-renew upon expiration and will include a 30-day “Auto-renew Grace Period.” If an explicit delete is issued during the Auto-renew Grace Period the domain will be placed into Redemption Status and the Registrar will be refunded for the renewal.

The following modifications or updates will be able to be made during the auto-renew grace period: (a) renewal; (b) deletion; (c) transfer; (d) change of administrative contact, billing contact, technical contact, registrant; or (e) change of nameserver(s).

3. Redemption Status. Redemption status will begin if the domain has been deleted prior to expiration or when the domain has been explicitly deleted during the Auto-renew Grace Period. The redemption period will be 15 days. The domain will be re-delegated to a default redemption web page. The domain may be able to be restored during a 15-day redemption period upon payment of a redemption fee.

The following modifications or updates will be able to be made during redemption status upon payment of an additional fee: (a) renewal; or (b) transfer.

4. Deleted Status. When a domain name is deleted from active status or during the auto-renew grace period, it will enter the redemption period, (unless it is deleted within five days from initial registration). Once a domain passes the redemption period, it will be permanently deleted from the Registry. No changes will be allowed at this point, except that the domain name would be available for new registration.


Renewal will extend the registration period by changing the expiration date. The following rules will apply to renewals: (a) a domain may be renewed at any time during its lifecycle (active, or during redemption); (b) a renewal period will not exceed the maximum term allowed; and (c) a 5-day Renewal Grace Period will ensue upon renewal of a domain name. Domains deleted during the Renewal Grace Period will go immediately into redemption status.


Transfer of a domain will be allowed between registrars. The following rules will apply to transfers: (a) transfer will not be permitted during the first 60 days following initial registration or a previous transfer; (b) a valid authorization (authinfo) code will be required for all transfers; (c) only unrestricted domain names will be allowed to be transferred; and (d) valid transfer requests will result in the domain remaining in a pending status for up to 5 days (the Transfer Pending Period). While pending, the losing registrar may approve (Ack) or deny (Nack) the transfer request. If the losing registrar takes no action during the 5-day pending period, the transfer will automatically be approved.

Domain names deleted during a transfer will go into redemption status.


Resourcing will come from current staff throughout the parent organization: Software Development, Network Operations, IT, Security Operations, and Business Continuity Departments. Go Daddy will incorporate all new gTLDs added to the Go Daddy registry into existing workflows to obtain immediate workability. Go Daddy has anticipated additional headcount in the coming year for all affected departments. See the headcount estimate in the ʺCASH OUTFLOWSʺ section in Go Daddyʹs answer to Question 46.

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gTLDFull Legal NameE-mail suffixzDetail
.homeGo Daddy East, LLCgodaddy.com-4.12Compare
.godaddyGo Daddy East, LLCgodaddy.com-3.84Compare