Reactivate an expired domain in real time.


Use this command to reactivate a domain after it has expired, while it is in Expired status.

This command reactivates a domain in real time. Before a domain expires, use the

Extend command to renew it. We recommend renewing at least a week before a domain expires.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on eNom.com

Log on to resellertest.enom.com with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.


On the my domains page, my domains tab, expired subtab, clicking on the name of an expired domain calls the UpdateExpiredDomains command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The domain must be in Expired status. The registrar sets the duration of the grace period between expiration and deletion from the registrar’s database. To retrieve a list of expired domains, use the GetDomains command with parameter Tab=ExpiredDomains.
  • Customer must have sufficient funds. The charge for reactivation is the same as a one-year renewal.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:

command=nameofcommand&uid=yourloginid&pw=yourpassword &paramname=paramvalue&nextparamname=nextparamvalue


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
DomainName Required Domain name (for example, example.com) 65
NumYears Required Number of years to add to the domain registration. Limit is ten years from today. 10
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
Status Success status of this query. True indicates that the update was successful.
OrderID Order identification number
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0 check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
ErrX Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as is back to the client.
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully.



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, send ResponseType=HTML or ResponseType=XML in your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0 the transaction failed. The parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise process the returned parameters as defined above.