In the event that a domain name is not renewed by its expiry date it shall cease to operate and shall be deemed to have been "expired".
A domain name shall expire if 123-reg is unable to take payment via the method stored on your 123-reg account or the customer fails to manually renew the domain name.
It is the customer's responsibility that the email address stored on the 123-reg account is up to date and is able to receive renewal reminders from 123-reg.
The customer acknowledges that three (3) calendar days after the date of expiration 123-reg may in its sole discretion carry out the following actions:
Renew the domain name;
Park the domain name on different Name Servers from those set by the customer including the 123-reg Name Servers;
Following expiration of the domain name, the customer acknowledges that they have up to 16 days to contact 123-reg to retrieve and renew the domain name where applicable at the registry, and that the customer pays for said renewal.
On receipt of the Renewal Fee by 123-reg within the 16 day period, you will retain ownership of the requested domain and as soon as reasonably practicable we shall restore the requested domain to your control panel.
The customer acknowledges that 16 calendar days after the date of expiration 123-reg may at its sole discretion carry out the following actions:
Auction the domain name
Change the Contact Details
Transfer the domain name
If we do not receive the renewal fee within the 16 day period stipulated above 123-reg may at its discretion terminate the agreement and change ownership of the requested domain.
123-reg endeavours to renew domain names on behalf of the customer. However, we make no guarantees that all attempted renewals will be successful and it is the registrant's responsibility to check the WHOIS database to ensure their domain name has been renewed.