I forgot to renew my domain name. What can I do?

You may still be able to renew your domain if it is within 30 days after expiry date.

Domains that fail to renew and are deleted under 'normal circumstances' are taken offline for 30 calendar days in an "expired" status, and may only be renewed by the registrant (the person who originally registered the domain) – this is a kind of "grace period" for people who forgot to renew their domain.

After the 30 day period, the domain is scheduled for deletion (placed into a status called Pending Delete) and nobody is able to renew/register the name until it is deleted on the "next business day".

For example, if your domain expired on Thursday 30th July, it's taken offline in an expired state and only the registrant (domain owner) may renew it during this time. Failure to renew will result in the domain being placed into Pending Delete 30 days later (i.e: Saturday 29th August) and no one is able to renew the domain. On Monday 31st August the domain is deleted at a random time between 10:30am and 5:00pm You should be free to register an expired name after it is deleted, but be aware there are some "back-order" services that are "catching" expired names after they're deleted (Google search: domain8 ) so you might have a difficulty re-registering the name if someone else is trying to purchase it.

Was this answer helpful?

 Print this Article

Also Read

What are primary and secondary name servers?

The primary name server is the first server used for information about a domain as well as the...

What is DNS propagation?

DNS propagation refers to the time that it takes between pointing your domain name to a new...

How do I Ftp my website?

In order to transfer your website files from your hard drive to your web space, you will need to...

How do I transfer a domain name to Z Web Design?

Registrant Name (Your Business, Company or Organisation Name) and Registrant ID (ABN, ACN,...

DNS hosting and Web Forwarding

DNS hosting and Web Forwarding is available for FREE when you purchase a domain name from Z Web...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution