Where can I find an .AT domain's service period?
It is shown in 'Whois' at Joker.com, and the information is called 'expiration date'.
What happens when an .AT domain is deleted by the end of the current service period?
The domain can be used until the end of the paid service period. Afterwards, it will be automatically locked, rendering it technically inoperative. The domain’s internet services (website, e-mail) also becomes inoperative as well as the domain’s sub-domains. After this technical lock (presumably 8 weeks) the domain becomes available for a redelegation (can be registered again).
What happens if an .AT domain is deleted explicitly?
The registry, NIC.AT, will immediately lock the domain, thus rendering it technically inoperative. The domain’s internet services (website, e-mail) also become inoperative, as well as the domain’s sub-domains. After this technical lock (presumably 8 weeks) the domain becomes available for a redelegation.
How can an .AT domain be deleted?
If a .AT domain will be deleted because of non-renewal, the deletion happens one (1) day before the end of the regular term. The "withdraw" procedure will not be applied, no addtional costs arise.
Explicit deletion becomes effective immediately.
Who can delete an .AT domain?
The domain can be cancelled (deleted) only by the domain holder – in writing and signed by the proper person or company. The holder thereby abandons all rights and liabilities regarding the domain. Subsequently, the domain can be registered anew.
Domains that are administered by a nic.at-registrar can also be cancelled directly with the registrar. Please contact your ISP in this case.