when a domain expire the registry add 1 year and waits for the registrar to send DELETE command and delete the domain.
registrar asks the customer to renew and wait from 1 - 45 days
if customer did not renew, registrar send DELETE command to registry and domain status change from registrar-hold to redemption period and refund the registrar the year he added while waiting for the customer.
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