A domain name is the address of your website. It's how people find you online. Domain names are available through domain name registrars and resellers. To buy a new domain name, or renew an existing one, you'll need to work with a registrar or reseller.
Your domain name is your online identity whether you run a business website or have a blog. When your domain name expires, it is released to the public and may be registered by anybody who desires it. It is critical that you renew your registered domain name on a regular basis to keep using it.
But what exactly is renewing a domain name, and how does it work?
If you have a domain name that is about to expire, you will need to renew it in order to keep your website accessible. Depending on your registrar, you may be able to renew your domain name automatically or you may need to manually renew it. In this article, we will show you how to renew your domain name.
What is a Domain Name Registrar?
The registrar that manages the renewal of your domain name is the one who helps you with that. The domain renewal charges defer depending on how long you want to keep your domain name available. The price to renew your domain name is determined by your domain provider, and all you have to do is select the length of time and pay the necessary sum.
As a thumb rule, you will need to log in to your account with the registrar that manages your domain name. If you don't have an account with them, you will need to create one.
Once you are logged in, you will need to find the page where you can renew your domain name. This may be under a "Domain Management" or "My Domains" section.
On the domain renewal page, you will need to select the length of time that you want to renew your domain name and pay the necessary fee.
Once you have renewed your domain name, it will be active for the specified period of time. After that, you will need to renew it again.
Domain name renewal is a simple process, but it's important to make sure that you renew your domain name before it expires. If you don't renew your domain name on time, someone else may register it and you may lose your website.
Let's dive deeper into the procedure for domain renewal.
The domain renewal procedure is rather easy, and you may renew your domain in a few simple actions.
How Do You Renew Your Domain Name?
You have options for renewing your domain that will keep it from expiring and jeopardizing the security of your domain registration. You have two choices for renewing your domain name.
Auto-Renew: Within a month of your domain expiring, enable a setting that automatically renews your domain every year. When the auto-renewal happens, GIP charges your payment method.
Renew Domain Manually: You can renew your domain manually by signing in to GIP and paying the renewal fee.
Note: If you choose not to renew your domain, it will expire and anyone will be able to register it. We recommend that you renew it before it expires to maintain control of your domain name.
How to use Auto-Renew for Your Domain?
You can save time and aggravation by setting your domain name renewal to auto-renew. Furthermore, if you miss the registrar's email to renew your domain name, you don't have to be concerned about losing it since the process is automated.
Here's how to auto-renew your domain name using these steps:
- Log in to the account that you have with the registrar.
- In the sidebar, click on "Domains".
- Locate the domain name you want to renew and click on it.
- In the "Domain settings" tab, scroll down to the "Renewal & Billing" section.
- Select the "Auto-renew" option.
- Click on the "Save Changes" button.
Now that you know how to renew your domain name and what registrars are, you can keep your domain name from expiring and avoid losing control of your website's identity.
How To Manually Renew Your Domain Name?
- Log into your account at the registrar's website.
- Find the page or link labeled "Domain Management," "Domain Configuration," "Nameserver Management," or something similar.
- Locate the domain name you want to renew in the list of domains and click on it.
- Find the link or button labelled "Renew," "Renew Now," or something similar.
- Select how many years you want to renew for and complete the checkout process.
- Confirm that your domain name has been renewed by checking the expiration date. It should be updated to reflect the new renewal date.
If you manually renewed your domain while auto-renew was enabled, the auto-renew will be cancelled automatically because it has already been renewed. When a transaction is cancelled, your registrar will generally send you a notification.
How Much Does It Cost To Renew A Domain Name?
The cost of renewing a domain name varies depending on the registrar. However, some registrars may offer discounts for renewing multiple years at once.
The domain renewal procedure is straightforward, and you may go either way depending on your preference. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions via our customer service channels.
You can also check the status of your domain name renewals. If you're using a premium hosting service, it's absolutely vital that you have your domain names and hosting accounts verified by an expert who knows what they're doing.
Click the ‘account' icon at the top of the page to access your account details, then select the Billing option.
Your domain will be set to the parking name servers if it expires, so your domain no longer resolves to your content and you no longer receive emails at that address.
Before it is redeemed, you have up to 30 days to renew your domain registration.
Following a domain's redemption, the registrar charges a fee to remove it from redemptions in addition to the registration renewal charge. If the domain name's redemption and renewal fees are not paid, it is put up for public auction to the highest bidder.
If you want to keep your domain name registered while thinking about your hosting alternatives, you may renew just the domain name without paying the redemption charge by logging into your control panel.
If you do not renew your hosting account but want to keep your domain name(s) registered with your registrar, you may continue to renew and manage them via the control panel. You can change the name servers and direct your domain to a hosting provider of your choice from the Domains page.
It is highly recommended to continue renewing your domain name to ensure that your website remains online and accessible.
If you have any questions about renewing your domain name, contact your registrar for assistance.