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How do I renew or reactivate my domain?

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2014 02:17PM CET

Domain names are registered for a set number of years, so in order to avoid losing ownership of the domain, you need to renew it before it expires. In this article we will show you how to renew and reactivate your domains name(s) via the EuroDNS Control Panel.

This article will explain:

The difference between renewing and reactivating a domain

Where to find your domains to renew or reactivate

How to renew a domain

How to reactivate an expired domain

How to set your domain to automatically renew

Didn’t receive EuroDNS renewal reminders? Here’s why

What’s the difference between renewing and reactivating a domain?

Renewing a domain name is the process of extending the registration period before a domain has expired. If your domain name has expired it enters a limbo state, meaning all the services associated with it are put on hold; the domain name still exists and for a small fee it can be reactivated.  Renewing a domain name is much simpler, avoids extra fees, and where possible is always recommended.

Renewal period: This period starts two months before the expiration date and ends on the domain’s expiration date. Renewing your domain name on time keeps it safe and you will enjoy our very low renewal prices.

Reactivation/Redemption period: Your domain name has now expired and during this period your domain name will no longer be active. This means you won't be able to access any connected websites or email addresses. But don’t worry, all is not lost. Your domain can be reactivated at registry for a small reactivation fee. All domain extensions have different rules so the reactivation periods vary; generally they last about 40 days. During this period, although you have limited access there is still time to act; the domain is not released to the general public and cannot be registered by a third party.

Where do I find my domains if I want to renew or reactivate?

  1. Log into your EuroDNS account
  2. Enter your Control Panel, select Renewable Domains
  3. Please keep in mind that you can renew a domain name two months before its expiration date, at the earliest
  4. If you are looking for domains to reactivate, select Reactivable Domains

How do I renew my domain?

You are able to renew your domain two months before its expiration date, and we'll send five renewal reminders to your registered email account to help you to renew your domain in good time. If you haven't received an email reminder, please read this article about renewal reminders to help find out what happened.  

  1. Log into your EuroDNS account
  2. From the Control Panel dashboard, select Renewable Domains
  3. Select the domain(s) you want to renew and Add to Cart, then Confirm
  4. Choose your payment method and fill in the required information
  5. Accept our Terms & Conditions, then Place Order

You made it through to the end, bravo. Now keep an eye on your mailbox, our Support team will send you a confirmation email shortly

How do I reactivate an expired domain?

Your domain will expire if you don’t renew it before its expiration date. If you forgot to renew your domain on time, don’t panic you won’t lose the ownership immediately. Follow the steps below to reactivate your domain. 

  1. Log into your EuroDNS account
  2. Enter your Control Panel, select Renewable Domains
  3. Select the Reactivable Domains tab
  4. Select the domain(s) you would like to reactivate and Add to Cart and Confirm
  5. Choose your payment method and fill in the required information
  6. Accept our Terms & Conditions, then Place Order

You made it through to the end, bravo, Now keep an eye on your mailbox, our Support team will send you a confirmation email shortly.

Please keep in mind that the reactivation period varies from one domain to another, depending on the registry policy.

How do I set my domain on auto-renew mode?

We strongly recommend you set your domain(s) to auto-renew to avoid the loss of your domain(s), or any additional reactivation fees. To do so, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your EuroDNS account
  2. Enter your Control Panel, select Registered Domains
  3. Then select the domain(s) you want to put to auto-renew mode by ticking the box at the left of the concerned domain name(s)
  4. Scroll down and under the Action tab select Auto-renew
  5. Under the Scope tab, select Selected Domains
  6. Finally, click on Run Bulk Operation located under the Result tab

Notes

Please ensure that your EuroDNS credit account has enough funds to cover the auto-renewal fees, and that the default credit card saved in your EuroDNS account is valid.​

I didn’t receive a EuroDNS renewal reminder, why?

We always send five renewal reminders starting two months before the expiration date. There could be several reasons why you didn’t receive our renewal reminders, take a look below:

  • The email registered in your account is not up to date. To update your account email, please follow the instructions given in the article How to create and manage your account information.
  • It's possible our renewal reminders were filtered as spam. Please have a look in your spam/junk box, and add our email address to your safe list.

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