How Do I Recover My Domain If It's in Redemption?

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I am the registered owner of a domain name. I bought this some years ago. I don't remember from whom I bought it and the then contact email is no longer in use. I would like to renew the lease on the domain. Can you help me do this?
Hello Condennehy, I'm sorry to hear about your problems with the redemption of your domain name. It appears that the domain name is in a redemption period with the registrar. The link with information I gave relates to how our domain registrar (Melbourne IT) works, but the process might be a little different for your domain's registrar. Unfortunately, we have no authority to recover the domain. You will need to contact the domain registrar and pay the fee to restore it - or wait until the name is free to register again on the internet . Here's the information that I can see on the domain name: Domain Name DENNEHYSPUB.COM Registrar TUCOWS DOMAINS INC. Whois Server Referral URL Name Server NS.HEARTINTERNET.CO.UK NS2.HEARTINTERNET.CO.UK Status redemptionPeriod Updated Date 11-jun-2013 Creation Date 01-may-2008 Expiration Date 01-may-2013 Last update of whois database Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:28:07 UTC As you can see, the domain registrar is Tucows Domains, Inc. I looked up their information for redemption issues and this is the link that I found: What if my domain name is in the REDEMPTION PERIOD and I cannot contact my Provider? They provide information on how to contact them to try to resolve this issue. I hope this helps get the problem resolved quickly. Our apologies that we cannot directly intervene on the matter. If you do have a grievance with the domain registrar, the governing body for complaints is ICANN - please go to the website for dispute resolution options. Regards, Arnel C.