Lifecycle of a .NG Domain

Life cycle varies for country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD). Every domain has a life cycle starting with its initial registration and ending with it being returned to the public to be registered. A domain lifecycle can be extended indefinitely by regularly renewing the domain. Understanding your domain's life cycle will help you know when a domain can be renewed and what is affected when the domain expires.

.NG domain names available can be registered for a period of 1-5 years, once the domain expires, it enters the renewal grace period of 60 days within which it can be renewed, however, it cannot be transferred to another registrar except if it is renewed. All services (e.g., DNS, website, emails, etc.) associated with the domain name is no longer available.

After sixty days of renewal grace, the domain name goes into a redemption period and stays there for 28 days. The domain can still be restored at an additional cost of N1000($25).

88 days after expiration, the Redemption Period ends and the domain name will enter into the Pending Delete status at the registry for up to 14 days. During this time, it is not possible for the Registrar to redeem, recover or renew the domain name. After this period the domain name will be available to the general public for fresh registration