Renewing your domain name at Gandi
Why should I renew my domain name?
Whenever you acquire a new domain name, it comes with an expiration date, usually a year after the date of purchase. Once a domain’s expiration date is reached, you lose ownership of it and it can then be purchased again by anyone who wants to. This is why you should renew your domain name before its expiration date. This pushes the expiration date back yet another year and guarantees that your domain cannot be taken out from under you.
Renewing your domain name is usually a very simple process, yet forgetting to renew can result in catastrophic consequences. If an established business, whose domain name benefits from great search engine rankings, were to fail to renew their domain, they could end up incurring massive, unrecoverable financial losses. Thankfully, most registrars, including Gandi, allow you to renew domain names automatically.
How can I renew my domain name at Gandi?
You can renew your domain using Gandi's control panel. On your control panel, you can see a list of all your domain names with details displayed, including which domains are about to expire.
In order to simplify the renewal process, and avoid any risk that you might forget to manually renew your domain names, Gandi lets you to set up automatic renewal. By enabling automatic renewal from your control panel for each of your domain names, you’re guaranteeing that they will be renewed before they expire—as long as you have properly set up a payment option or have enough funds in your Gandi prepaid account.
You are only able to set up automatic renewal at Gandi for domain names purchased on our platform. If you are using one of our services, like Simple Hosting, with a domain you purchased from another provider, you will need to renew your domain with that provider. When you renew, you will not need to make any adjustments to your DNS configuration. The renewal process does not affect them. So long as you ensure your domains are renewed on time, your services at Gandi will not be impacted.
FAQ/frequently asked questions
Is it possible to change domain names?