Tucows Domains

Why is my domain on “CLIENT HOLD” or REGISTRAR-HOLD in the WHOIS lookup?

A domain name with the Status of “CLIENT HOLD” or “REGISTRAR-HOLD” is expired.

You will need to contact your Domain Provider to renew your domain name.

Depending on where you perform the WHOIS lookup, the output may show the expiry date as being next year. This is a temporary year given by the Registry in order to allow the domain name to still remain registered to you even though the domain has expired.

If the domain is not renewed within 40 days of the expiry date the Registry will revoke the “extra year” and the domain name will be deleted from our system.