What is the Redemption Hold Period (RHP)?

What is the Redemption Hold Period (RHP)?

If a registrar deletes a domain name and does not request that the domain name be restored during the 30-day RGP, it enters RHP. RHP lasts for five days, and during this time the domain name is locked and unable to be restored. After five days, it becomes available for re-registration. Once the domain name enters RHP, the prior registrant cannot request a restore. When a domain name is in RHP, its status is listed as PENDING DELETE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE and HOLD. The domain is returned to the zone file during this period. If the Restore Report is not received from the registrar within 5 days, the domain is returned to a new 30-day RGP with status of: PENDING DELETE RESTORABLE.