Why and how should you renew your domain name at Gandi?

Each domain name you own has to be renewed before its expiration date in order to guarantee that it keeps working as intended. Gandi provides you with everything you need to renew your domain names in the simplest way possible to make sure your websites and online services don’t experience even a second of downtime. Note that renewing a domain name is different from purchasing it; you can’t reliably buy your domain name again after it has expired.

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 now be purchased again by anyone who wishes to. This is why renewal should be done before a domain name’s expiration date, which pushes that date back yet another year and guarantees that it cannot be taken away from you.

Renewing your domain name is usually an extremely simple process, yet forgetting to do so can result in catastrophic consequences. To a reputable business whose domain name benefits from excellent referencing on search engines and has undeniable value, failing to renew this domain name would lead to massive financial losses it could possibly never be able to recover from. Most registrars, including Gandi, thankfully allow you to set up your domain names in a way where you can benefit from their auto-renewal services.

How to renew my domain name at Gandi?

Renewing your domain name is done via Gandi’s control panel. There, you may check your domain names’ information and easily see which ones are about to expire.

In order to make the process simpler and avoid the risk of you forgetting to manually renew your domain names, Gandi allows you to set up auto-renewal. By selecting auto-renewal in the control panel for each of your domain names, you’re guaranteeing that their expiration date will never be reached as long as you have properly set up a payment option or have enough funds in your Gandi account balance.

Note that auto-renewal at Gandi can only be done for the domain names you have purchased on our platform. In the case of domain names registered elsewhere that you’re using on a Simple Hosting instance for example, renewal will have to be done with their respective registrars and not at Gandi. You will only have to set up your DNS redirections once, as the auto-renewal process does not reset them. All you’ll have to do is to make sure your domain names’ expiration dates have been properly postponed.

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