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Can we deregister a domain name if the registrant has failed to pay?

Updated 30 Apr, 2020

No, a deregistration can only be performed on behalf of the registrant, in accordance with an ADR/UDRP decision or a court decision that has come into effect. As registrars, you can refrain from renewing the domain name if the registrant fails to pay and the domain name will then follow the natural corse of its lifecycle.