HOW TO TRANSFER YOUR DOMAIN:
If you wish to transfer your domain away from Annulet to a different registrar, you will need to enter an AUTH/EPP code. This is listed in your account at Annulet.
1. Log in to your account at https://www.annulet.com click on the domain to make sure the name is unlocked. Then click on the View button to see your auth code.
2. Log in to your account at the registrar you want to move the domain to and request a domain transfer, providing the AUTH code when asked.
3. The registrar you are transferring to will send you an e-mail requiring you to click on a link to accept the transfer.
4. We will also send you a link that you can click on to log in to your account and accept the transfer to move it along faster.
5. Otherwise it will take around 5-7 days for the domain to transfer.
How domain names expire
Pending Delete: Many people believe that domains expire at the exact moment that they say. The truth of the matter is that a domain that does not get renewed will actually go through a 80 day process after the expiration date before it is actually available for someone else to pick up. When the owner of a domain does not renew that name by the renewal date, that domain name will go into an expired status. For the next 45 days the domain will stay in a grace period where all services of that domain are turned off - however the domain owner still has the option to renew the domain by paying the standard renewal fee.
Now, once the domain enters the grace period you have your first indication that it may not be renewed at all. But, since the domain can be renewed by the original owner without paying a penalty you may also assume that they will pick it back up before the grace period ends. Some owners simply forget or put-off renewing their domains until they are ultimately forced to do so or lose that domain.
After the 45 day grace period ends the domain's status will be changed to a redemption period. During this period the WhoIs information for that domain will begin to drop. Also during this period if the original owner of that domain decides that he does want to keep it he will be required to pay an additional re-activation and re-registration fee. This fee is typically around $100 but the amount will depend on the registrar. If a domain has entered the redemption period you can just about bet that the original owner has decided to let it go and not renew it.
There is one phase left after the redemption period. Once this period ends the domain will have a locked status as it begins the deletion period. The deletion period lasts only 5 days. On the last day of this period, typically between 11am and 2pm Pacific Time that domain name will be completely dropped from the ICANN database. Once this happens anyone is free to register that domain name.