Renewing an "unrenewable" domain name

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I had previously owned as a domain name purchased through Yola. It expired a bit ago and I'd like to renew it, but it says it is unavailable for renewal. Is there anything I can do to get this domain back?
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Hi rewritten.writer

I see that it isn't taken, so I don't know why it isn't letting you renew it. An employee will be able to help better than I can on this one.

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Hello rewritten.writer,

Your domain has expired: 2011-05-16 which is why you are not able to renew this. There is only a one month grace period after your domain expires that we are able to recover this.

It will go through a deletion process at the registrar, and then will be offered back up for purchase once it is available. Regardless of where you register your domain, the domain registrar only has a 30 day window in which to retrieve lapsed domains.

This is to protect users who let their domains lapse in error while still keeping the process moving forward to prepare domains for sale again.

Your only option at this stage is to wait for the domain to be released and then repurchase it. To do this, you will first need to unpublish your site by following the steps on this link: How to unpublish your site.

You can check if you domain is available and repurchase it by following these steps: Buying your domain from Yola.

Could you let me know if you received the renewal reminders for this domain? If not, please come back to me so that I can try and investigate why you did not receive them.