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This is a very interesting morning for me today. I checked my domain portfolio and one of my domain name is expired since last March 16, 2008. So 20 days past due after the expiration. I'm not worried as I thought that I have 30 days before going to redemption period.

Well, I logged in and check my domains so I can renew it today. Whooh! I don't see my precious HOSTAGE.TV (^_^) domain name in my godaddy account. So I called their customer service and I have to wait 8-10 minutes before someone is ready to address my issue. I found out that after 12 days of expiration date, your domain name will go to "redemption period". I'm not sure if this is nogodaddy only policy or standard redemption period for all .TV registrar.

I have to pay the redemption fees of $80 + $39.99 renewal. This is why my HOSTAGE.TV domain name is precious.

So what I've learned today?
  • If you have a .TV domain name in godaddy, renew sooner or transfer out early. Check Enom Technology Partner or Godaddy Reseller Partner renewal fees.
  • Watch out for low registration cost of .TV from them, you will not like it later on. Read the fine print.
  • 12 days after expiration, you will pay $80 redemption fees.
  • If you don't renew your domain, godaddy will auction this domain in public. Another way for them to make money from your precious domain.
  • Enjoy your domain name!

I'm good now!


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