Check the WHOIS records for the domain name here:
In this situation, if the domain's status is "REGISTRAR-
HOLD", "CLIENTHOLD", "REDEMPTIONPERIOD" or "PENDINGDELETE", the
domain has expired. All Web site, e-mail, and database functions that are tied to
the domain name will not work.
Once a domain hits its expiration date, the following things happen:
1. The domain has a "temporary auto renewal" made to it by most registries. This
will temporarily extend the expiration date of the domain name, but the domain
name registrant must renew the name within 40 days to reclaim it.
2. The domain is put on Hold (either a CLIENTHOLD or a REGISTRAR-HOLD) by
the registrar in order to take the domain offline and give some indication to the
domain owners that a renewal needs to be attended to since it wasn't made
before the expiration date.
3. The domain is held for a duration of around 40 days, after which point the
registrar submits a request to DELETE the domain to the Registry. The domain
name must be renewed during this time to avoid being deleted.