What happens if my protected domain name expires?
If your domain name with Protected Registration does not renew, we place it in an inactive, protected status for up to 12 months. This protected status keeps the domain name in your account. It is not active and its related services, such as hosting and email, do not function correctly until you renew the domain name.
To rescue the domain name from this inactive status, you must renew both the domain name and Protected Registration service for their standard renewal prices.