Domain name renewal: 4 easy ways to avoid potential problems
It's crucial that you keep your domain name registration up-to-date. Forgetting to renew your domain can be a mistake, one which costs you in time, money, and even your reputation. To prevent the damaging effects that come from not renewing your domain, we recommend you take the following four precautions.
What happens when you forget to renew your domain name?
If you forget to renew your domain name, you could face one or more of the following repercussions:
1. You may incur reactivation fees to get your domain up and running again.
2. If you wait too long to renew it, you could end up losing it altogether.
3. If your domain expires, and someone else registers it, they could hold it for ransom. That’s right. Someone might try to profit from your lapsed renewal.
4. Worst case scenario: your domain could be registered by others and used for malicious purposes. It could be used to spread malware or access users’ personal information. It could, in effect, seriously damage your reputation and integrity.
Renewing your domain name
1. Turn on automatic renewal
Auto-renewal is a hassle-free way to renew your domains and services and is the best way to ensure you don’t miss any renewal dates. You have up until seven days before the Renew Before date to activate auto-renewal. Just be sure to set as your default payment method a current credit card with a sufficient balance to cover renewal costs.
2. Create a calendar reminder so you don’t forget to manually renew
Automatic renewal is the best way to make sure you never miss your renewal date. But, if you prefer, you also have the option to renew your domains manually. You just need to follow these five easy steps. And don’t forget to mark the renewal date on your calendar!
3. Maintain up-to-date contact information
EuroDNS is obliged to maintain current contact information for all domains registered through us. Failure to respond to our contact validation email will result in suspension of your domain name and its removal from the DNS. It will then be made available for others to register. Read this for more on the importance of maintaining up-to-date contact information.
4. Register your domain for multiple years
Most top level domains (TLDs) can be registered for a period of 1 to 10 years. (See our TLD information pages for details concerning registration periods.) Multi-year registration ensures your domain name remains active with no effort on your part. And, by the way, you can still add years to the registration term of a domain name you’ve already registered.
Domain name renewal made easy
Staying on top of your renewal date is one of the smartest things you can do. Fortunately, EuroDNS provides numerous ways to ensure your domain registration never lapses.
And, of course, if all else fails, you can always just get in touch with us. We’re happy to help!