When does a domain expire? What do I have to do if I still want it?

As a business owner or growing small business , you sure have a ton of things to do.

You perform the tasks of a commercial, administrative, marketing director… It is normal that you are overwhelm and you overlook smaller tasks, but key to your business such as renewing your domain. But what happens if you have a couple of .es domains and they expire? Are you in time to recover them?

Fortunately, all is not lost. There are several ways to recover an expired domain, so all those hours, and even days, that you have spent searching for the perfect domain have not been wasted.

*Article with updated content in 2021

When does a domain expire?
If you are thinking about when a domain can expire, I will tell you that there is no set period: there is no exact date, the answer is always different.

The expiration date of a domain depends on the registration date and the contracting period that you have established.

For example, if you registered the domain yourname.com on 10/24/2016 for a period of 5 years, your domain will expire on 10/24/2021.

When a domain expires you have two options

1. Renew the domain (for a maximum period of 10 years).

2. Let the domain expire (it will be automatically removed from your account).

If you have an online Jordan Phone Number business or a website, it is essential to maintain the name of your website. Therefore, you should not lose the registered domain and let the name of your company remain in the hands of another person.

What happens if my GoDaddy domain expires?
When does a domain expire at GoDaddy Clock

When the expiration date of your website’s domain approaches, GoDaddy’s standard procedure is to send you various email communications in advance. This way we make sure, as long as the contact information is correct, that you do not forget to renew it.

If you have activated automatic renewal and the card details are correct, you will also be notified and the renewal invoice for your domain will be sent to you by email.

Imagine that, for some reason

you let it expire but you realize that you still need your main domain or want to keep your business online. To recover it, it is important that you know what happens when a domain expires.

eye! As this process varies from one registrar to another (even between when your domain extension is different), I recommend that you contact your provider.

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Your domains are trying to renew automatically

During the first 25 days we try to renew your domains automatically . It is the so-called grace period or Renew Grace Period.

Therefore, it is important that you check if your personal and bank details are correct within your client area.

2. The domain goes up for auction
When Does a Domain Expire GoDaddy Auctions

If after 26 days from its expiration date, the domain has not been successfully renew, it will be put up for auction where other interest parties have the opportunity to submit a bid.

At this point in the process, the registrant will only have until the 30th day to retrieve their expired domain.

On the 30th, GoDaddy will try to find a new owner for the domain.

At this point, these possibilities can  given:

It is assign to another registrant.
Offers are not ma.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these cases.

Assigned to another registrant
The auction period ends on the 36th day. If there is a valid offer, the domain will go into a 7-day waiting period for the process to finish before the domain is award to the new owner.

When the domain is free and users bid for it, it is because it belonged to an authority site. And buying an expired domain is a good SEO practice .

 

 

 

 

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