NicProxy Deletion Policy
Domain names are registered for fixed periods that are subject to renewal. If a Reseller has selected our auto-renew feature for a domain name registration on behalf of a customer, NicProxy will attempt to automatically renew the domain name five (5) days before the expiration date. There must be a sufficient balance in the Reseller's registration fund to cover the renewal fees. If the auto-renew feature for a domain name has not been selected, toward the end of the existing registration period, NicProxy sends several communications to agents acting on behalf of customers alerting them that their domain name services will expire on a certain date. If the Reseller does not renew the domain name by the expiration date, the domain name is subject to deletion at any time after that. Customer assumes all risks and all consequences if customer waits until close to or after the expiration of the original term of domain name registration services to attempt to renew the domain name registration services.
In an effort to help our customers avoid unintentional deletion of their domain names, NicProxy may, but are not obligated to, provide our customers with a grace period after their domain name expiration dates. NicProxy currently endeavors to provide a grace period (auto-renew period) of at least 30 days during which a domain name can be renewed; however, a grace period is not guaranteed and can change at any time without notice. The grace period renewal process, if any, may involve additional fees which NicProxy and your Primary Service Provider may determine. Consequently, every Reseller and/or customer who desires to renew his or her domain name registration services should do so in advance of the expiration date to avoid any unintended domain name deletion. NicProxy may make expired domain name services(s) available to third parties, NicProxy may auction off the rights to expired domain name services (the auction beginning close to the end or after the end of the auto-renew period), and/or expired domain name registration services may be re-registered to any party at any time.
If a domain name is not renewed as outlined above, absent extenuating circumstances, NicProxy will delete the domain name. Registry Operators may provide registrars with the ability to "restore" a deleted domain name for a customer, and NicProxy, in turn, may (but are not obligated to) provides customers with an ability to redeem a particular domain name. Such a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) is not guaranteed and customers should renew their domain name services in advance of the domain name expiration dates to avoid deletion of domain names. Currently, the Registry Operators provide an RGP between 30 and 42 days from the date of deletion. The current RGP fee is set forth on the Pricing Page and does not include any registration fees that may also be due. NicProxy is not obliged to contact customer to alert customer that the domain name registration services are being discontinued. If the domain name is not renewed by the expiration of the RGP, it is then placed on "Pending Delete" status for five more days, after which it is deleted and the domain name character string is then once again available for registration.
Pay the registry's registration fee or otherwise provide for the registration services to be continued. In which case, NicProxy may then set the name-servers and the DNS settings for the domain name services, NicProxy may set the DNS to point to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host parking page(s) or a commercial search engine that may display paid advertisements, and NicProxy may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that customer is no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name. NicProxy does not have to pay customer or reseller any of the proceeds NicProxy may earn as a result. NicProxy is not obliged to contact customer to alert customer that the domain name registration services are being continued.
After the expiration of the term of domain name registration services and before deletion of the domain name in the applicable registry's database, NicProxy may direct the domain name to name-servers and IP address(es) designated by NicProxy, including, without limitation, to no IP address or to IP address(es) which host a parking page or a commercial search engine that may display advertisements, and NicProxy may either leave customer's WHOIS information intact or NicProxy may change the contact information in the WHOIS output for the expired domain name so that customer are no longer the listed registrant of the expired domain name.
In the event a domain name is the subject of a Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding and expires or is deleted during the course of the dispute, the complaining customer has the option to renew or restore the domain name under the same commercial terms as the original customer. If the case ultimately is terminated or the arbitrator finds against the complaining customer, the name will be deleted within a period of approximately 30 days after expiration of the term of domain name registration services.