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Remember to Renew Your Domain Names

Always remember to renew your domain names well in advance of them expiring. Most domain name registrars will send you friendly reminder email notices at 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 15 days and a 1 week notice to advise you of when your domain name is expiring. Don’t ignore these notices!

Once you’ve let your domain name expire you may or may not be able to get your domain name back. Different registrar have different rules for claiming an expired domain.

I had a customer who for some reason let their domain name expire. They looked up one day and saw their website was different.  It turned out they had ignored the notices that they received to renew their domain name and came down on me blaming me for their domain name expiring.  I had to point out that they had purchased their domain name well before I came into the picture. I did not receive a notice of the domain expiring or I would have reminded them to renew it.  Sadly, this customer lost an old domain (from the late 90’s) and the person who owns it now has a page full of unrelated search advertisements on the site. What a waste!  Make sure you keep current with your domain name renewals.

If you have a domain name that is really important to you, you should register it for years in advance instead of doing year to year registrations. What if something came up and you forgot to renew your domain? You don’t want to take risky chances like this and lose your domain.  I did a 10 year registration on my hooverwebdesign.com domain. If your business/website isn’t going anywhere you should do the same.



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July 27th, 2011 at 9:15 am

One Response to “Remember to Renew Your Domain Names”

  1. admin Says:

    If you use Godaddy and are looking for a current godaddy coupon code, use wallet412 to receive a discount of 35% off domain renewals and purchases. I used this today and it worked for me.

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