Life Cycle of a gTLD Domain Name
Domain name is the internet address or the network address to your website. It is how the internet users can visit your website. Therefore, getting the right domain name is an important step to the success of your online enterprise.
What Is A TLD
TLD stands for Top Level Domain, the part which appears after the final period or dot in any URL or web address. For instance, the TLD for web address https://www.casbay.com is “.com”.
Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) are those TLDs that do not refer to any particular country but are completely generic in nature. Theoretically, gTLDs can be used on the internet by anyone and anywhere in the world. Some examples of gTLDs are .com, .org, .net, .biz, .info etc.
A very common belief is that a domain name can be purchased. This is absolutely not true. You can only lease or rent a domain name. The life cycle of all domain names starts when they are available for registry and end at its deletion. Usually one can lease a domain name for anywhere between 1 to 10 years. After this if the domain name is not renewed then it lapses and becomes eligible for deletion.
Life Cycle of A gTLD Domain Name
For gTLD, the starting point of the domain life cycle is when the domain name is available for registration. In other words, it means that the domain name that you are looking for has not been registered by any other user. The easiest way to search for domain names is by logging on to our website. Reiterating once more, by registration we mean just leasing the domain name and not outright purchasing it. You can lease a domain name for anywhere between 1 to 10 years.