Renewal, Recovery and Deletion Policy
You shall not have any proprietary rights in a Registered Name. Registration and/or renewal of a Registered Name only gives you a personal licence ("Domain Name Licence") to use the Registered Name for the period during which the registration of the domain name remains current ("Registration Period").
The continued registration and use of a Registered Name is subject to the payment of the applicable renewal fees prior to the expiry of the Registration Period and subject to your continued compliance with the terms of this Registration Agreement and any rules or policies published on the Website. In the event that the applicable renewal fees for a Registered Name have not been received by Fabulous.com (as cleared funds) on or before the expiry date, Fabulous.com reserves the right to immediately cancel the registration of the Registered Name and remove it from the Registry's root zone file, at which time, the Registered Name will cease to resolve to the nominated name servers. (Please refer to Domain Name Deletion Stages at the bottom of this page)
A domain name can be renewed by you at any time during the current Registration Period up to a maximum period of 10 years. This is a manually process and allows you to renew domain names 1 at a time or in bulk.
The renewal process together with FAQ's can be found here: Renewals.
If you agree to have the Registration Period for the Registered Name automatically renewed by selecting the Auto-Renewal feature (accessible via the online interface to your Fabulous.com account), then:
The Auto-Renewal process together with FAQ's can be found here: Auto Renewals.
Recovery / Deleting Domains
In the event that a Registered Name is not renewed by you prior to the expiry of the current Registration Period, the Registered Name is immediately removed from the Registry's root zone file and is then held by Fabulous.com for a period of thirty-three (33) days ("Registrar Hold Period"). You may renew the Registered Name at any time during the Registrar Hold Period, by paying the applicable registration fees and any past due renewal fees for the Registered Name to Fabulous.com. Upon payment of these fees, the Registrar Hold will be removed from the Registered Name and the relevant domain name data reinstated to the Registry's root zone file.
Approximately five (5) days after the end of the Registrar Hold Period ('Five Day Period'), Fabulous.com shall request the Registry to delete the Registered Name from its central database of registered domain names. You may renew the Registered Name during this Five Day Period (ie. before Fabulous.com has requested the Registry to delete the Registered Name) by paying the applicable registration fees and any past due renewal fees together with a fee of US$25.00 ('Extension Fee'). Fabulous.com charges the Extension Fee because it must manually renew the Registered Name.
After the Registry processes the request to delete the Registered Name, it will then be subject to an additional thirty (30) day "Redemption Grace Period" during which the Registered Name can still be recovered by Fabulous.com and re-registered to you.
Fabulous.com is charged a fee by the Registry and incurs additional administrative costs to recover a Registered Name during the Redemption Grace Period. Accordingly, Fabulous.com will charge you a US$100 fee plus Registration Cost to recover a Registered Name during the Redemption Grace Period ('Redemption Fee') in addition to charging you the applicable registration fee and any past due renewal fees for the Registered Name. Fabulous.com will only recover a Registered Name during the Redemption Grace Period upon receiving a written notice (either by email or facsimile) from you, requesting Fabulous.com to recover the Registered Name and agreeing to pay the Redemption Fee.
After the expiry of the Redemption Grace Period, there is a 5 day window where the Registered Name goes in "pending delete" status, during which the Registered Name cannot be recovered by Fabulous.com. After the 5 day pending delete window, the Registered Name is made available for registration by the general public on a first come, first served basis.
Expired Domain Name Stages
|Period (Days)||Domain Status||Details|
|Expiry to -33||Registrar Hold||The domain name will stop resolving. During this period you can renew your domain name via your Fabulous account|
|-33 to -42||Registrar hold - Pre-Redemption||During this period Fabulous.com staff may be able to renew the domain for you, however there is an additional charge of $25.00 (Extension Fee)|
|-42 to -72||Redemption Grace Period||During this period the only way to get the domain name back is to have it restored at a cost of $100.00 plus the regular renewal rate.|
|-72 to -77||Pending Delete||The domain name cannot be restored and it will be deleted from the registry|
|-77||No status||The domain name has now been deleted from the registry. It is available for anyone to register on a first-come, first-served basis|