The process of removing a domain name and its corresponding record from the Domain Name System (DNS) and InterNIC's domain name database. A deleted domain name cannot be used to locate computers on the Internet and will be made available for other parties to register on a first-come, first-served basis. A domain name may be deleted at the request of the domain name registrant or as a result of nonpayment. To "delete" something is to manually remove it.

See also : deactivation  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms