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Recovering an expired domain

10:43 pm on Dec 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

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My domain expired just over 30 days ago (I missed the warning email) .
Reading through the email sent me it seems like there may be a very large fee to redeem the domain.

I do not intend to pay that amount and I wonder what are my options?
I know that nobody else will buy this domain as it is practically my own name.

Do I have to wait until it comes back on the market in order to buy it back?

What about the emails that I can no longer pick up .Are they destroyed ?
Will I recover them if I am able to buy back the domain in a month or so?

PS I would prefer not to loose the page rank on Google if at all possible.It is now showing

"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage "
3:42 am on Dec 13, 2013 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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have you checked your registrar's expiration and/or deletion policy?
the policy also affected by which registry is used, so it depends on the TLD as well.

Expired Domain Deletion Policy | ICANN:
http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/accreditation/eddp [icann.org]

ICANN - New Expired Domain Registration Recovery Rules - Domain Names forum:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/domain_names/4614663.htm [webmasterworld.com]
11:50 am on Dec 13, 2013 (gmt 0)

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yes the registrar replied to my email to say that I had another few weeks to renew even though the website is down for now.