What is the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)?

What is the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)?

RGP is a service that allows the registrar to restore a domain name that has been unintentionally deleted. This 30-day period begins after a registrar requests that the registry delete a domain name. When a domain name is in RGP, its status is listed as PENDING DELETE RESTORABLE and HOLD.

When a domain name enters RGP, it is removed from the registry zone file. As a result, any Internet services supported by the domain name will be disabled (e.g., email or a website). The registrant must act IMMEDIATELY if the domain name is to be restored.

After the 30-day RGP, the domain name enters the Redemption Hold Period (RHP).