Renewal System

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Account Renewalmode

There is a "default renewal mode" for your account which is set to AUTORENEW when you open an RRPproxy account. You can view and change the default renewal mode in the RRPproxy webinterface at: "Account ­­> Settings > Account policy settings > Renewalmode".

The default renewal mode will be used for all domains with the renewal mode DEFAULT.

Domain Renewalmode

Every domain name has an own renewal mode. All domain names that you register or transfer to us have the renewal mode DEFAULT. If you do not change the renewal mode for a domain and leave it to DEFAULT the domain will be renewed, if your default renewal mode is set to AUTORENEW, or it will be deleted, if your account default renewal mode is set to AUTOEXPIRE, at the renewal date.

  • If your default renewal mode is set to AUTOEXPIRE you have to make sure to change the renewal mode of a domain to AUTORENEW or RENEWONCE before the renewal date is reached in order to renew the domain. In this way you can cause all domains to be renewed at the renewal date. It is supported for all TLDs.
  • If you set the renewal mode of a domain to RENEWONCE our system puts it back to DEFAULT after the successful renewal automatically. At the same time you will receive an RENEWAL::SUCCESSFUL event.
  • Additionally to RENEWONCE, which is set to DEFAULT after a successful renewal, there are two options to have the domain instead set to AUTOEXPIRE or AUTODELETE after the renewal
    • RENEWONCETHENAUTOEXPIRE: The domain is renewed once and is then set to AUTOEXPIRE instead of DEFAULT.
    • RENEWONCETHENAUTODELETE: The domain is renewed once and is then set to AUTODELETE instead of DEFAULT.

To change the renewal mode of one or more domain names through the RRPproxy webinterface please go to "Query List ­­> Domain Renewals". You can also set the renewal mode for a domain through our API with the following command:

[COMMAND]
(required)            
command     = SetDomainRenewalMode
domain      = [DOMAIN]
renewalmode = DEFAULT | RENEWONCE | RENEWONCETHENAUTOEXPIRE | RENEWONCETHENAUTODELETE | AUTORENEW | AUTOEXPIRE | AUTODELETE | EXPIREAUCTION
            
EOF

Autoexpire vs. Autodelete

For most TLDs there is no difference between AUTODELETE and AUTOEXPIRE. But there is a difference for .AT and .DE domain names.

  • If an .AT domain name is set to AUTOEXPIRE the invoice recipient will be changed to the owner at the registry (billwithdraw). In this case the owner will receive an invoice and has to pay the registry for a renewal. If an .AT domain is set to AUTODELETE it will be deleted at the registry.
  • If a .DE domain is set to AUTODELETE it will be deleted and can be restored within 30 days.
  • If a .DE domain is set to AUTOEXPIRE it will be pushed to DENIC TRANSIT at the end of the registration period.

Please remember that you need an authorization in order to delete a .DE / .AT domain.

Expire Auction

The EXPIREAUCTION mode is available for the following TLDs:
.COM, .NET, .ORG, .INFO, .BIZ, .TV, .MOBI, .ME

[COMMAND]
(required)            
command     = SetDomainRenewalMode
domain      = [DOMAIN]
renewalmode = EXPIREAUCTION
            
EOF

Life cycle of an auction domain

Example domain (current date): auction.com on 2013-05-15
Registration date: 2012-04-29
Expiration date: 2014-04-29
Paid until: 2013-04-29
Auction date: 2013-06-03
Deletion date (43 days after expiration date): 2013-06-11
Registration Period: 2012-04-29 – 2013-04-29
Auto Renew Period: 2013-04-29 – 2013-06-11
  • The renewal mode must be set to EXPIREAUCTION until the 4th day after expiration of a domain name at the latest. Then, the domain receives the extension X-AUCTION = 1.
  • Until the 10th day after expiration the domain name can be reactivated and the decision to auction the domain name can be cancelled. For doing so, please use the ModifyDomain command with X-AUCTION = 0. Until day 34 it is also possible to remove the domain from auctioning by submitting an explicit RenewDomain command.
  • On day 10 after expiration the domain name will be set to X-AUCTION = 2 and SnapNames will start to promote the domain name on their website.
  • On day 35 after expiration the domain will be queued up for auction on SnapNames and will be set to X-AUCTION = 3.
  • If the auction was successful, the domain will be allocated to the new owner.
  • If there is no successful auction until day 43 after expiration, the domain name will be restored to the old contact and nameserver information and will then be deleted at the registry.

Explicit Renewals

Some registries allow an explicit renewal of the domain names. This means, a domain name can be renewed even if the current registration period is not finished. An explicit renewal can only be done if the maximum registration period is more than one year.

For supported TLDs, an explicit renewal can be done through the RRPproxy webinterface ("Domain Admin ­­> Renew Domain") or with the following API command:

[COMMAND]
(required)           
command    = RenewDomain
domain     = [DOMAIN]
period     = [PERIOD]
expiration = [current year of expiration in the form yyyy]
           
EOF

Only for some TLDs an explicite renewal is possible. For more information see the respective article for the TLD of interest.

The following TLDs do NOT support an explicit renewal:
.AT .DK .JP .PM .SU .YT
.BE .FR .LI .RE .TF
.CH .HU .LU .RO .UA
.CO.ZA .IS .MY .RU .WF
.DE .IT .NL .SK .PΦ
Attention.png Please note, that your explicit renewal command may not exceed the maximum registration periode of the respective TLD.


Renewal on internal transfer

On January 4, 2016, 10:00 UTC (11:00 CET ) we will introduce new options for Internal Transfer Renewals. Currently, .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, and .NAME domains automatically renew upon an internal transfer within our system (action = usertransfer), all other TLDs do not.

The new options give you the possibility to either continue to use these properties (default), apply the registry policy (i.e. renew according to transfer policy of the respective registry), or never renew a domain upon a successfully processed internal transfer. These options only apply for incoming transfers and can be set account-wide. Furthermore, it is possible to skip or process the renewal individually per internal domain transfer (norenew = 0|1).

Please note that these options only apply to internal transfers within accreditations of Key-Systems. Reseller accreditations using Registry Account Management (RAM) can not use these options for internally transferring domains to another reseller. Instead a normal inter-registrar transfer applies.

The settings can be found in the web interface following "Account" -> "Settings" on the tab "General" as of January 4, 2016. However, the new drop-down menu is already available in our OT&E system:

  • "Default" renews .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .NAME domains upon internal transfer. All other TLDs will not.
  • "Apply registry policy" renews domains according to the specific registry transfer policy.
  • "No renew" never renews a domain upon internal transfer.

API Example to modify your account-wide setting:

[COMMAND]
(required)                        
command                 = ModifyRegistrar
...                     
INTERNAL-TRANSFER-RENEW = REGISTRY | NORENEW | [Null] (If no value is transmitted, the default setting is used.)
                        
EOF

API Example for an internal transfer, skipping the renewal:

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = TransferDomain
domain  = yourdomain.TLD
action  = usertransfer
NORENEW = 1
        
EOF
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