Once a domain name leaves the REDEMPTION PERIOD status it goes into PENDING DELETE status.
Under most circumstances, a registrar will not allow for you to renew yoru domain name once it has reached PENDING DELETE status. There are some rare exceptions (and it also depends on the registrar).
Under rare circumstances, a domain will not enter the PENDING DELETE status and will be dropped immediately after being removed from REDEMPTION PERIOD.
A domain name will drop, and become available for registration six days after it changes status to PENDING DELETE. Under some circumstances, a domain name can drop in 5 days instead of 6.
Once a domain name leaves the registrar-hold status it goes into REDEMPTION PERIOD status.
Although the domain has technically expired and gone through REGISTRAR-HOLD status, the owner still has the opportunity to renew it for at least 10 days (usually).
Under rare circumstances, a domain will not enter the REDEMPTION PERIOD status and will be dropped immediately after being removed from REGISTRAR-HOLD.
Depending on the registrar, a domain name can remain in the REDEMPTION PERIOD status anywhere from 1-35 days, with 30 days being the average.
Once a domain name expires, it will usually move to the REGISTRAR-HOLD status.
Although the domain has technically expired, the owner still has the opportunity to renew it for at least 30 days (usually).
Under rare circumstances, a domain will not enter the REGISTRAR-HOLD status and will be dropped 1-5 days from its expiration date.
Depending on the registrar, a domain name can remain in the REGISTRAR-HOLD status anywhere from 1-45 days, with 30 days being the average.
Immediately upon registration a domain name becomes ACTIVE, meaning that it is not available for registration.
It may take anywhere from 1 hour to 48 hours for the whois record to be updated for a newly registered domain. While registrations take a fraction of a second, updating the whois record usually requires some time.
Under most circumstances, a domain can be active for 1-10 years depending on the duration of the registration selected by the user.
During the ACTIVE state a domain name can be transfered from one registrar to another.
A records are for pointing a subdomain of your domain name (we have used domainname.com as the example domain name in place of your domain name) [whatever].domainname.com at a specific IP address. For example use this to make home.domainname.com point at your home machine’s IP address.
CNAME records are for making [whatever].domainname.com an alias for another name.
MX records are for specifying where mail should be delivered for [whatever].domainname.com.
NS records are for specifying the name server(s) for [whatever].domainname.com for making sub domains.
Continue reading The different types of IP Pointing Zone records
The only characters allowed in a Domain Name are the 26 letters of the English alphabet, numbers 0-9, and hyphens (-). A domain cannot begin or end with a hyphen, but it may contain one or more hyphens. You may use up to 63 characters plus the gTLD (generic Top Level Domain: .com, .net, and .org) as part of the Domain Name. Each ccTLD (country code TLD) Registry has its own restrictions on the length and format. Domain Names are not case sensitive and are usually displayed in all lowercase. You may, however, use capital letters to emphasis words in your Domain Name, like: MyWebSpace.com