do I find out when my domain name expires?
go to the Who-is
database and type the domain name you are looking
for. You will see the expiration date of your domain
in the “Expiration Date” field.
happens when my domain name expires?
your domain expires, the registrars or the registry
have the right to DELETE your domain name at any time.
To minimize the inconvenience, associated with a loss
of domain name, SITA provides registrars with an extended
period of time, to resolve any outstanding cases.
When a domain name expires, your registrar has 45
days, in which he must delete all those names he does
not wish to renew. Your registrar will most likely
require that you settle any payment for renewals,
well before this extended period.
do I renew my domain name?
your registrar directly and request renewal of your
domain name. If you cannot remember who is the registrar
of your domain name, simply go to the Who-is database
and type the domain name you are looking for. Then
click on the link in the “Sponsoring Registrar”
domain name registration is not yet expired. If I
wish to renew it now, will my remaining registration
term be lost?
you can renew your domain name at any time and no
registration years are lost with this process. Any
additional registration years are added to the existing
registration for up to 10 years.
have requested my registrar to renew my domain name.
How can I confirm this request was completed?
registry accepts the request from the registrar, the
expiration date is updated in the Who-is database.
Simply go to Who-is database and type the domain name
you are looking for. Once your registrar has completed
the request, you will see the new expiration date
in the “Expiration Date” field.
an expired domain name has been renewed, how long
does it take for the domain to function again?
your domain name was active, then there is no change.
If your domain name was on hold because of non-payment,
then the domain will begin working within 48 hours
of its renewal. This assumes, of course, that the
domain's DNS and hosts are still in place.
is the cost for a domain renewal?
Bay Online Design can register and maintain your name for you for AUD$58 per year (let us do all the work) so it wont expire.
happens if I did not take any renewal action during
the 45 days grace period?
registrar may delete the domain name registration
to avoid renewal charges from the registry. If your
domain name is deleted, you will cease to be the owner
of the domain name license.
is the Redemption Grace Period (RGP)?
registry operator for .com and .net (including Internationalised
Domain Names) has implemented a 30 day Redemption
Period. The Redemption Period is applicable for domain
names that have expired and is in addition to the
grace period that follows the expiry of a .com or
.net registration. Domains names that are not renewed
within 40 days of their expiry date can now be restored
during the Redemption Period that starts 45 days following
the expiry date and ends 75 days following the expiry
Redemption Period differs from the Grace Period in
several important aspects.
Domain names must be 'redeemed' before they are renewed.
The redemption process established by the registry
is a separate, manual procedure that must be completed
before the redeemed domain can be renewed.
The Registry charges a substantial Redemption Fee
to redeem a domain name. The redemption fee can be $200 upwards
and is in addition to the standard renewal fee.
During the Redemption Period the Verisign Global Registry
WHOIS will show the domain status as "REDEMPTIONPERIOD".
The Redemption Period provides a final opportunity
for you to Renew a domain that you did not intend
to let expire. However, the process is costly, both
in fees and in effort. We discourage you from using
the Redemption Period and to renew your domains before
expiry or during the grace period when a renewal can
be conducted with the registry in real time and for
no additional cost.
Here for more RGP information
are the consequences when a domain name is deleted
deleted, the domain name becomes available to all
eligible registrants, as specified by the current
Domain Management Policy. If a domain is deleted and
re-registered by a third party, the original registrant's
web, e-mail and other Internet services will, in the
best circumstances, simply stop working.
are the minimum and maximum renewal periods?
can be made for one-year periods up to ten years in
I receive a reminder when my domain is about to expire?
is your responsibility, but the registrar makes the
best effort to contact you. You should always keep
your contact information up to date.
domain stopped working, what should I do?
your DNS and hosts are configured correctly, check
the status of your domain name in the Who-is:
your domain name is there, but is put on hold, this
means that your registrar is awaiting a payment from
you and you need to contact the registrar.
If it is not there, it means it was deleted. If you
still want to have this domain name, you will need
to process it as a new registration.
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