I wanted to transfer my .online domain but it was going to expire in 8 days and I couldn’t do that. So I decided to delete it manually to make it available for new registration faster. I thought that it could take about 3 days or at least it will become available when it expires. So now I have: 1. A cancelled domain which is deleted from my godaddy account 2. The domain is already expired 2 days ago 3. I still cannot register it again (it’s “taken” by me) 4. The status of the domain that is visible in “expired domains” - “Cancellation Hold”. And I can’t find the explanation of this status and wanna know when will it be available for registration. Or should I recover the domain, pay to godaddy and then transfer?
The .ONLINE domains are controlled by i-Registry ltd. If the domain is on "cancellation hold" in your account, it will remain for 5 days before we return it to this Registry. You may recover it in your GoDaddy account during those 5 days with a renewal. Once it is returned to the Registry they may hold it for 30 days (or longer- at their discretion). The help article you reference applies to domains that have expired, not canceled prior to expiration by the customer.
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