My domain is in REDEMPTION status! What do I do?

Excerpt from tppwholesale.com.au
Applies to .com, .net, .org, .biz, etc domain names

When a generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) name (.com, .net, .org, .biz, etc) has been expired for more than 30 days, it is automatically assigned a redemption WHOIS status for another 30 days. During this period the current registrant still maintains the option to renew the domain. A domain may be recovered from redemption at any time during this 30 day period. A fee will apply, which also includes the first year of renewal.

For further information refer to the gTLD Domain Expiration Cycle.

Do not gamble on lapsing your registration to avoid Redemption recovery cost
It is becoming increasingly common for domain names to be back ordered, which means that your expiring domain name could already be scheduled for registration by another person. Domains are commonly being registered the instant they become available by “domain monetisers” (people who make money by buying and selling domains), who then charge the original domain owner an exorbitant price to regain control of the domain.

What is the life cycle of a .au domain name?

This excerpt from melbourneit.com.au
Applies to .au domain names

When a .au domain name is registered, it can be transferred between registries immediately (unlike GTLD domains, which have a 60 day embargo period). Your .au domain is always registered for a two year period – .au domains cannot be registered for a longer or shorter period than this.

An .au domain can only be renewed when it is within 90 days of it’s expiry date. When the domain is renewed, two years is added to the existing expiry date – if my domain expired on January 1 2014 and I renewed on October 1, my new expiry date would be January 1 2016. This means there is no penalty for renewing early.

If you chose, you can change the registrant (owner) of your .au domain name during it’s lifespan. If you do so, a new licence is issued in the name of the new registrant for two years. This means that the if you were to transfer the ownership of a domain expiring (for example) March 1 2015 on January 1 2014, the new expiry date would be January 1 2016.

When an .au domain expires, it can be renewed without penalty for 30 days after expiry. There is no redemption phase on .au domains – after the 30 days the domain status changes from “Expired” to “Pending delete”. This lasts 24-48 hours, after which the domain becomes available again.

The full auDA policy on domain expiry can be read at http://www.auda.org.au/policies/index-of-published-policies/2010/2010-01/

Do not gamble on lapsing your registration to avoid losing your domain
It is becoming increasingly common for domain names to be back ordered, which means that your expiring domain name could already be scheduled for registration by another person. Domains are commonly being registered the instant they become available by “domain monetisers” (people who make money by buying and selling domains), who then charge the original domain owner an exorbitant price to regain control of the domain.

Older websites now out of service

Older websites now out of service, built by GXPC or for Totalbiz Soluions

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar

The Piano Bar brings the Mediterranean to the Sunshine Coast. Along with a social atmosphere, the Piano Bar provides a place to relax and enjoy yourself. With Tapas from over 21 countries including Spain, France, Monaco, Malta, Italy, Slovania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, the Piano bar offers an experience that you can not get anywhere else on the coast.

Another WordPress based website.

Machu Picchu South American Restaurant & Bar

Machu Picchu Restaurant

Machu Picchu Restaurant

Machu Picchu Bar & Restaurant, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, will take you on an authentic journey into South America’s best foods, cocktails, beer and wine.

Step inside for the full-flavoured taste and authentic feel of South America. Served up by the team behind The Piano Bar and Solbar and with a Celebrity Chef from Brazil, Machu Picchu will take you on a journey into the heartland of the region’s best foods – rich with traditional influences and culture-inspired cuisine and washed down with saucy tunes and cocktails, beer and wine straight from South America.From the high protein, high energy, meat loving Argentineans and their Asado, to the refined cuisine of the fish oving Peruvians, South America has it all.

Built on WordPress. Modified theme.

Total Biz Solutions

Total Biz Solutions

Total Biz Solutions

Total Biz Solutions

Total Biz Solutions

Total Biz Solutions has been operating since 1998. Our range of services are all of those that fall under the ‘marketing umbrella’ including marketing plan and consultancy, print work, graphic design, web design, development and hosting solutions, promotional items and full corporate branding.

Gray Construction Group

Gray Construction Group

Gray Construction Group

Gray Construction Group

Gray Construction Group

Gray Construction Group is a family owned business guided by strong principles. Gray Construction Group builds energy-efficient homes, custom-built family homes, early retirement and holiday homes, and luxury renovations.

This site, built in 2010, is still modern looking today.

Barefoot Bride Beach & Garden Weddings

Barefoot Bride Beach & Garden Weddings

Barefoot Bride Beach & Garden Weddings

Barefoot Bride Beach & Garden Weddings create & design beautiful outdoor ceremonies to complement our many gorgeous beaches and gardens on the Sunshine Coast. Our wedding stylist/planner can assist you in creating your dream beach wedding or garden wedding and ensuring your special day is perfect.

Site created in 2012. Lovely looking modern website.

Unique Concrete Polishing

Unique Concrete Polishing

Unique Concrete Polishing

Unique Concrete Polishing

Unique Concrete Polishing

Unique Concrete Polishing is a concrete polishing company with a conscience. They will polish your concrete floor until you are happy. I developed this site in 2007 and still look at it with pride.

Mapleton Agri Biotec Pty Ltd

Mapleton Agri Biotec Pty Ltd

Mapleton Agri Biotec Pty Ltd

Mapleton Agri Biotec Pty Ltd is a long standing customer of GXPC and Total Biz Solutions.

We have only recently reconfigured their website, adding Vanadis Bioscience and Nitroguard.