transfer expired domain/contact WordPress

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  • #3068254

    dtni
    Member

    I wish to transfer a domain which has expired with WordPress (but not with the registrars).
    Have contacted Wild West Domains for an EPP code in order to unlock the domain.
    They have told me they are unable to do so and told me to contact WordPress. The address they gave me is unmonitored.
    So how do I get in touch?

    The blog I need help with is loughneaghdevelopmenttrustdotcom.wordpress.com.

    #3068437

    pavanraheja
    Member

    Hi @dtni,

    You should never allow a domain to expire if you plan to use it again. There is no assurance if you can get it back. Here is a useful support document to explain you about Domain expiration:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-expiration/

    Wild West is associated with WordPress.com for Domain registration. This forum is a right place to get help further. Please share your domain URL for staff to assist you ahead. They would be happy help you with the best possible options.

    I have tagged the thread for staff attention:

    Get a Moderator to reply

    Thank you for your patience!

    #3068438

    dtni
    Member

    It hasn’t expired as such – only with WordPress if that makes sense. I tried to unlock it blah blah blah but Wild West have directed me back to WordPress.

    #3068444

    Hi dtni,

    I’ve checked your account and loughneaghdevelopmenttrust.org expired on 23rd November 2017. Is this the domain you wish to transfer away from WordPress.com?

    Just let me know and we can go from there.

    Thanks!

    #3068445

    dtni
    Member

    That’s the one Gemma, but just want to reactivate it with WordPress not transfer away. Have contacted Wild West Domains (with whom the domain is registered until October 18) for an EPP code in order to unlock the domain – they said they couldn’t and gave me a support@wordpress address to contact you.

    #3068464

    Hi dtni,

    Thanks for confirming. loughneaghdevelopmenttrust.org expired some time ago so it will need to restored before you can use it again.

    I can contact our domain provider and ask if it will be possible to restore the domain. However, it’s worth noting that if the domain enters the redemption period between now and then, an $80 redemption fee will need to be paid:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-expiration/#redemption-period

    Would you like me to see if it is possible to restore the domain?

    Have contacted Wild West Domains (with whom the domain is registered until October 18)

    The domain was registered through WordPress.com, so you can contact us directly for support :)

    just want to reactivate it with WordPress not transfer away. Have contacted Wild West Domains (with whom the domain is registered until October 18) for an EPP code in order to unlock the domain

    An EPP code is the authorisation for your current register to transfer the domain away. If you don’t want to transfer the domain away, what are you plans? Do you just want to renew the domain and use it for your WordPress.com site?

    Thanks!

    #3068473

    dtni
    Member

    Well that’s what I don’t understand – Wild West have confirmed that the domain doesn’t expire until November 24th 2018
    But yes, we just want to use it for the WP site
    These are the servers that the domain name will need redirected towards:
    ns1.theflexstudio.com
    ns2.theflexstudio.com

    Thanks!

    #3068483

    Hi dtni,

    Wild West have confirmed that the domain doesn’t expire until November 24th 2018

    When a domain expires, we temporarily renew it at the registry which is why there is a provisional expiry date of 24th November 2018. This is in place to give you plenty of time to renew before the domain fully expires or is auctioned off. However, the domain will be cancelled and released if it isn’t fully renewed.

    loughneaghdevelopmenttrust.org could go into redemption at any time now so I’ve emailed you a payment request for the domain cost and redemption fee.

    If the domain isn’t in redemption the $80 fee will be refunded in full. But if it is, it means we are in a position to recover it quickly.

    Once that has been paid, I can get the recovery process underway.

    #3068578

    dtni
    Member

    Ok Gemma we obviously don’t want to let the domain go but is there any way of ascertaining if the domain isn’t in redemption?

    #3068579

    Hi dtni,

    I will need to contact our registrar to find out but I can get the process started as soon as your payment comes through :)

    #3068580

    dtni
    Member

    Ok payment on the way but a refund would be very much appreciated – there has been a changeover of staff recently which would explain how the domain expired in the first place

    #3068582

    Hi dtni,

    Your payment has come through, thanks! I’ve contacted our registrar and will be in touch again as soon as I receive a reply — this is typically 1-2 business days.

    but a refund would be very much appreciated

    Absolutely, I’ll take care of that for you if the domain hasn’t gone into redemption :)

    Speak soon.

    #3068583

    Hi dtni,

    Good news! We have been able to restore loughneaghdevelopmenttrust.org back to your account:

    https://wordpress.com/domains/manage

    I’ve also refunded $80 to you because the domain wasn’t in redemption.

    Come back to me if you need any further help.

    #3068584

    dtni
    Member

    Brilliant, thanks a million Gemma!

    #3068585

    You’re very welcome :)

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