Learn how to renew your domain, how to qualify for the Automated Domain Renewal Service, what are the states of domain expiration, and how to troubleshoot issues relating to domain renewal.
Automated Domain Renewal Service
The Automated Domain Renewal Service, or ADRS, automatically initiates the renewal process for all valid domains fifteen (15) days before a domain's expiration date. Please verify that you understand all policies and procedures before you register your domain for this program.
Renewal column status codes
When logged in to DomainCentral, in the domain table there is a column called "Renewal." Here, one of several status codes may appear:
- Auto indicates that the domain is enabled and eligible for processing by our Automated Domain Renewal Service.
- Fifteen days before your domain's expiration date, our system will initiate the renewal. If you have an unused domain credit, we will apply that credit to the renewal. If not, we will bill the credit card associated with your plan.
- If there is a problem with either your payment or the renewal process, we will notify you by email. If the problem is not resolved, your domain may not be renewed.
- Manual indicates that the domain is eligible for the Automated Domain Renewal Service, but that the service has not been enabled.
- Enable the Automated Domain Renewal Service.
What happens if a domain is not renewed?
If a domain is not renewed after its expiration date, it will enter the next stage of its lifespan: the Expired stage. As early as one day after a domain expires, the domain name will be deactivated and replaced with a parking page indicating that the domain name has expired.
To retrieve the domain name from its expired status, at least a 1 year renewal fee must be paid. Log in to DomainCentral to renew your domain.