View Full Version : GoDaddy, Nominet & .UK TLD: Special renewal dates?

Bill Posters
06-28-2007, 11:21 AM
I've recently been informed by GoDaddy that a .uk domain which registered with them two years ago was subject to special renewal conditions which stipulate that the domain needs to be renewed before the chronological deadline (i.e. the same day of the same month, two years later).

The .UK registry requires that all domains be renewed before the 20th day of the month prior to the month the domain expires in

Now, this is news to me. I've registered other .uk domains with GD and don't recall ever encountering this condition, despite being someone who typically tends to renew my domains in the week leading up to the expiration date.

I've contacted GD, who pointed me back to their Domain Registration Agreement (twice), which makes no mention of any special deadlines for .uk TLDs. Similarly, I've trawled the Nominet site (registry for .uk TLD) and came up equally empty-handed, finding no mention of these special conditions.
I emailed Nominet for clarification yesterday in the hope that they can shed some light by confirming or denying, or at least, pointing in the right direction to find the info on their site concerning any special deadline arrangements for renewing .uk tlds.

Does any of this sound familiar?
Is anyone here able to confirm the existence of this rule?
As said, I've had .uk domains with GD for years and don't recall ever being required to meet a 'pre'-deadline for renewing them.

It all sounds a bit iffy to me.

Tia for any info.

06-28-2007, 01:49 PM
I've never heard of any registrar specify such demands...

Bill Posters
06-28-2007, 05:08 PM
I've had a response from Nominet and they confirm that they apply no special conditions to renewal dates of the sort which GoDaddy have asserted.

I've contacted GD to clarify one last time, quoting the response from Nominet, and hope they'll do the right thing. (I've never had any issues with using GD as registrar in the past.)

Unfortunately, given the tone of GD's last reponse to me, I can potentially see me needing to turn to Nominet to wrestle back the domain from GD's redemption period.