[gnso-pednr-dt] cost of recovery during Registrar grace period.
Hello Does the Registrar incur any costs to recover domain name during RGP? Here is an example of a domain name that I ALLOWED to expire, which received the following notification from the Reseller (Registrar?) Your domain isocindiachennai.in has expired on Nov 29, 2009 and has been deleted from your account. You cannot renew it now. However, you still have one last chance to get your domain name back, by using the redemption process (details are given below). If you want to restore your domain name, then you are required to complete the redemption process within the next 30 days, else you may lose this domain name forever. *Order Details* Order ID: 14806392 Domain Name: isocindiachennai.in Expiry Date: Nov 29, 2009 Restore Cost Price: INR 4000.00 The Restore 'Cost' Price is shown as INR 4000 ( approximately US $ 90 ). The link provided by the Reseller for the Redemption process pulled up a page which is printed and attached as a PDF file. This page said " The Registry charges higher fees for restoring a domain name, and hence, Restoration is an expensive process" With this rationale the Reseller quoted INR 3300 ( approximately US $ 72 ). Is this the practice in general by all Registrars for all cc and gTLDs ? If so the process of redemption during the Registrar Grace period does not appear to be easy on the Registrant. Attached: A screen shot of the Registrar's recovery page for this domain. Sivasubramanian Muthusamy