If you wish to reactivate a domain that has been deleted, you'll need to have it restored.
You can find out if your domain requires restoration by looking it up in the Whois: If you see the status ”Redemption Period” or ”Pending Delete Restorable”, the domain must be restored to be reactivated.
If you are unsure, you can always contact our support.
Gandi provides a domain restoration service. It means that if your domain is in “Redemption Period” status, we can restore it for you.
In most cases, this operation can be done online using the renewal interface, like a normal renewal.
See Renewing a Domain Name →
When you enter your domain name in the renewal interface, you may receive a message like this:
This is either because:
To speed up the process, please follow these steps:
If you are not sure how much credit to add to your prepaid account, or if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
Restoration rates are higher than those for renewal because Gandi is charged more by the registry for this operation.
Therefore, we must raise the price of a restoration to cover the cost of the operation.
If you choose not to restore your domain, it will be deleted by the Registry, usually within one month of entering “Redemption Period” or “Pending Delete Restorable.” Delays vary according to extension. Once deleted by the Registry, the domain will be made available for registration to anyone at any registrar on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more details, see:
Consider activating automatic renewal, or registering your domain for longer periods. Most extensions can be registered for up to 10 years in advance.