Domain Status Definitions | Pending Delete & Client Delete

IMPORTANT: It is important to note that any domains that display either of these statuses may appear for multiple days. We do not have control of the actual registry domain purge so as with all domains listed, bidding continues up until the final day when the domain is deleted from the .au zone.

Domain Status Definitions:

PD = Pending Delete.

Whois display: Status: pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete)

This status applies to domain names that are deleted for breach of an auDA Published Policy (known as “policy deletes”):

a) domain name is removed from the DNS (ie. no longer works on the Internet);
b) domain name enters “serverTransferProhibited”, “serverUpdateProhibited” and “pendingDelete” status for 14 calendar days;
c) domain name can be reactivated on auDA’s instruction during the 14 calendar day period;
d) after 14 calendar days, domain name is purged from the registry at a random time between 10.30am and 5.00pm AEST (or 11.30am and 6.00pm AEDT) on the next business day.

NB: The 14-day period can be extended by auDA.

 

PD = Pending Delete.

Whois display: Status: pendingDelete (Client requested delete)

This status applies to domain names that are deleted at the request of the registrant:

a) domain name is removed from the DNS (ie. no longer works on the Internet);
b) domain name enters “pendingDelete” status for 3 calendar days;
c) domain name can be reactivated on the registrant’s instruction during the 3 calendar day period;
d) after 3 calendar days, domain name is purged from the registry at a random time between 10.30am and 5.00pm AEST (or 11.30am and 6.00pm AEDT) on the next business day.


For a full list of .au WHOIS Status Codes, please refer to the Knowledgebase article here: .au WHOIS Status Codes

Further Reading:

Domain Renewal, Expiry and Deletion Policy (2006-07)
A domain name license period is fixed at two years. Licenses may be renewed up to 90 days before the expiry date. Domain names may be deleted from the domain name system (DNS) if they are not renewed. They can also be deleted at the registrant’s request, or on the instruction of auDA for breach of policy.

To find out more about domain renewal, expiry and deletion, read the whole policy below.

Domain Renewal, Expiry and Deletion Policy (2010-01)

 

We hope this clears up any confusion, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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