If the registration of a Top Level Domain is terminated, the deletion of the domain is followed by a cooling-off phase, the so-called Redemption Grace Period (abbreviated RGP). During the RGP, the deleted domain can only be newly registered for the last domain holder or for a third party named by the last domain holder.
Deleted domains do not immediately become available for registration by a third party. Instead, during the grace period, which lasts 30 days for .de Domains, the domain can only be newly registered for the last domain holder or for a third party named by the last domain holder. Alternatively, the registration may also be processed through another provider. To newly register the domain, this other provider must carry out a provider transfer using AuthInfoin the name of the last domain holder. Generally it is possible to retrieve the domain back to the original state (i.e. in case of accidential cancellation). In this case please contact the customer service support via phone or email.
The registrar incurs costs for newly registering a domain name which is in the grace period for its last holder. The domain holder must expect these costs to be passed on to them.
Here you'll find an overview about the different lasting RGPs of any Top Level Domain:
|Top Level Domain||
Redemption Grace Period / days