Delete domain[Link]

The delete domain command can be used to delete a domain object.


  • Client must be authorized to delete the domain (only the sponsoring registrar is allowed to delete the domain).

  • The domain name must exist.

  • Naming conventions must be followed.

  • Required elements must be provided.

  • Protected transactions threshold must not be reached.

  • clientDeleteProhibited/serverDeleteProhibited must not be set.


The status ‘redemptionPeriod’ is added to the domain object. A DNS update transaction is queued to remove the domain name from the zone. If the domain name was in a grace period, the registrar will be refunded.