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Life cycle for .NU domain names

Other conditions apply for other Top Level Domains

Summary: You may renew your .NU at any time up to to 1 day prior to its date of expiration at our discounted renewal price of €19,98.  Currently, it may not be renewed on the last day.  It will remain online for 10 days after expiration, during which time you may request that it be restored. After these 10 days, the domain is deactivated and taken offline. It then enters a 60 grace period, during which time you may still request that it be restored.  If, after the total of 70 days, it has still not been restored; it will no longer be recoverable. It enters a mandatory off-limits, quarantine period of 7 days. At the conclusion of the 7 day quarantine, the domain will be released for general registration by any party on a first-come, first-served basis.

Example: Conditions for the following example: The domain name’s expiry date is July 2 2013.
  • The final date on which a renewal can be carried out before the domain name expires is July 1. If a renewal is not carried out before that the domain name expires and is assigned the status “Expired” for 10 days, until July 11.
  • If a renewal is still not carried out, the domain name is deactivated on July 11 (status “Deactivated”). This entails that the domain name is not included in the zone file. This means, for example, that the website and e-mail addresses connected with the domain name will stop functioning. However, it is entirely possible to restore the domain name during the deactivation period.
  • After a 60-day deactivation period, the domain name is deregistered and quarantined (status “Quarantine”). The domain name can then no longer be renewed or restored, but must instead be re-registered. However, re-registration can only take place after the end of the quarantine period.
  • The domain name is released for new registration 7 days later

Cancelling your Domain Name

If you no longer want your .NU domain name, you may cancel it at any time within your customer area. Cancellation does not immediataly take your domain off line, cancellation simply means that you will not receive any renewal reminders for your domain and that it will continue to remain online until the end of its current registration period. However, the domain will be allowed to expire at the end of its registration period without any renewal reminders being sent.

If you do not cancel your domain name; the expiration process will be:

Renewal Reminders and Renewal Process

Currently, we do not offer autmatic renewal of domain names.  Beginning 60 days prior to your domain's expiration date, you will receive renewal email reminders, with renewal instructions, with increasing frequency. Renewal reminders will be sent to the email address of your Primary Contact.

For Users of Hotmail

Our customers with hotmail or outlook email accounts report that our system email reminders are either not received by them or are automatically going into their SPAM folders. Please make sure that our email addresses support@nunames.com and support@nunames.nu are added to your address book and check your SPAM folder for renewal reminders etc.

Renewal and Restore Prices

During the time that you receive your renewal email reminders, you may renew your .nu domain for €19,98 for one year. Multi-year renewals are offered at a discounted rate. Domain names under other TLDs will renew at other prices, see our domain prices list for more information.

If you wait until the date of expiry to renew your .NU domain, you may be charged an additional restore fee.

For ten days after the date of expiration, your domain name is still restorable. On the tenth day after expiration, your domain name will be de-activated and taken offline. After your .NU domain has expired, there is a 60 day grace period during which time you may still request that it be restored and renewed.

However, after the end of the 60 day grace period; you may no longer restore or renew your domain - it is no longer recoverable.

It will then enter a seven day quarantine period during which time no one may register it. A domain name that lies in quarantine may not be had again by the previous holder in any way other than through new registration following the release. Note, however, that it is a case of ’first come, first served’.

After the quarantine period, the domain will be released for general registration by any party.

If you would still like to recover the domain; you may re-register it either here at numames or at any other .nu registrar.

To renew your domain name or other service, please log in to your client area and then click on the renewals tab.  Note that once a domain has expired, it will no longer show as active; but may still be renewed.  If your domain has been expired for more than ten days, it will automatically be taken offline but will begin working again within 3 hours after the renewal has been processed.  Depending on the Top Level Domain, restoring an expired domain name may incur an additional fee, so please renew your domain before its expiration date.