Say you’re running a business and have a to-do list that seems never-ending. Perhaps you’ve accidentally left your domain name to expire. So what happens when a web domain expires? Suddenly, your email doesn’t work and customers are calling in to say that they cannot access your website. What do you do now? Well, the one thing you don’t need to do is panic. You still have a window before everything is unsalvageable.
To give you a rough idea of what to expect, here’s an overview of what happens to a website when the domain expires:
As the expiration date of your domain draws closer, you’ll receive a handful of alerts via email. Upon receiving these notifications, you can elect to renew the domain or set it up for auto-renewal.
Should the alerts go unnoticed, your domain name will enter a renewal grace time frame.
Here’s when things like your email and domain-related services start to misbehave. This is when your hosting company deactivates and “parks” your domain.
30 days marks the end of your renewal grace period. Now, your domain will enter into action and someone else is now able to purchase it. At this time, you can still renew your domain with a renewal registration fee.
This marks the end of the auction. If this occurs without bidders, your domain goes back to the registry. To recover it, you’ll need to pay a redemption fee on top of your renewal payment.
On this day, you will not have any option to recover your domain. You can go through a general registration, but not if some other party has gotten hold of it.
Linko won’t let your domain expire. It knows how important your website is to your brand and business. If you don’t want the headache that comes with expired domains, contact Linko today!