Expired Domains Terms and Conditions

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Last updated: 09th June, 2015 at 20:40

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This agreement governs the terms between you (“Client”, “you” or “your”) and Netcalibre Ltd (“LCHost”, “we”, “us”, “our”) when you permit a domain that is held through us to expire.

By permitting a domain to expire (for whatever reason) whilst it is held through us, you agree to these terms. These terms are supplemental to any other terms.

If there are any conflicts between these and other standard terms on this website, the terms in this agreement shall take precedence on products and services to which these terms relate.

These terms may be amended by us at any time and without notice to you. Any changes will be published on our website and will be deemed to be accepted after 7 days, and will apply to any domain expiration that takes place after their acceptance date.

1. The implications of “expired” domains

1.1 You acknowledge and agree that:

1.1.1 It is your sole responsibility to ensure that the registration state of your domain names is maintained in accordance with your wishes by checking the appropriate whois servers and/or contacting the relevant registry.
1.1.2 your right and interest in a domain name ceases upon its expiration, and any expired domain name may be made available to a 3rd party after a reasonable period of time (as defined below).
1.1.3 we are not liable for any losses, costs or liabilities howsoever incurred as a result of you permitting a domain name registration to lapse into an expired state.

2. Routes to “Expired” status

2.1 A domain name can become expired if:

2.1.1 You request that a domain’s automatic renewal is disabled (this will usually involve language such as “cancel”, “permit to expire” or similar) either through the customer portal or by direct written communication with us AND the domain is not then manually renewed prior to expiry

2.1.2 Payment is not made in time for any manual or automatic renewal (either as a result of you not making or us not receiving a payment, or the card details you have on file are either rejected by your bank or our card payment processor for any reason).

2.1.3 You fail to keep your customer portal updated with a functional and current email address, or due to a failure on your or your provider’s part in reading or processing the reminder emails that we endeavour to send

3. Following Expiry

3.1 Despite your interest in the domain expiring under clause 1.1.2, we will permit for the renewal of the domain at the prevailing rate in order to restore the domain and retain ownership of the domain providing it is done no later than 21 calendar days after the expiry date.

3.2 You agree that we may, 2 working days after the expiry of the domain name, at our sole discretion, carry out one or more of the following actions:

3.2.1 Renew the domain name
3.2.2 Change the nameserver or DNS of the expired domain to cause it to be pointed at a holding page managed by us indicating that it is expired, that it may soon be available for purchase at auction, and which may also contain advertising, with any advertising revenue generated to be our sole benefit.

3.3 After 21 calendar days have elapsed:

3.3.1 The domain name will considered to be in “redemption” and any attempt at renewal may be subject to an additional redemption charge of upto £90+VAT, provided term 3.3.2 has not yet been enacted.

3.4 After 30 calendar days have elapsed:

3.4.1 We may, at our sole discretion, assume ownership of the domain provided you have positively indicated that the domain is no longer required, and may, in turn, auction any assumed domain name to a third party. You shall have no interest or stake in any proceeds from any eventual sale of a domain name you permitted to expire.

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