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Cheap Domain Renewal - Renew your .com domains for only $8.99*/yr!

Cheap Domain Renewal
Renewing your domain name is perhaps the single most important step you can take after you have successfully registered your Cheap Domain name or transferred your domain name to Cheap Domain. This is by far the most overlooked part of domain ownership and accounts for many thousands of domain names in the ".com" TLD alone, that expire every day do to non-renewal. These domain names fall back to the registry operator for anyone to purchase. Don't let your domain name expire, take this time to renew your domain, it takes only a few minutes and will insure you do not become a statistic.

You can handle your Cheap Domain Renewal in one of two ways:
Renewal Method
1: Automatic Renewal (Recommended) automatically renews your domain name for you, you can change the renewal method at anytime
2: Manual Renewal Log in to your account and renew domain names at any time, for a length of time you choose

    Automatic Renewal

    You can set your Cheap Domain names to renew automatically upon expiration at any time. If you set your domain names to auto-renew, we attempt to renew them and bill your credit card if the renewal is successful.

    To Renew Your Cheap Domain Names Using the Automatic Domain Renewal Option

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
    3. In your list of domain names, use the checkboxes to select the domain name(s) for automatic renewal.
    4. Above your list of domain names, move your mouse over Renew and select Manage Auto-renew Settings from the drop-down menu.
    5. Select On and click Save.

    Manual Renewal

    How do I renew my domain name before it expires.

    To renew your Cheap Domain name before the expiration date.
    Renew Your Domain Name Using the Domain Control Center
    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
    3. In your list of domain names, use the checkboxes to select the domain name(s) for renewal.
    4. Above your list of domain names, move your mouse over Renew and select Renew Domain from the drop-down menu.
    5. Select Public or Private Domain Registration, the length of time you want to renew your domain name(s) for and click NEXT.
    6. Proceed through the Checkout process and complete your purchase.
The price for .COM renewals is $8.99* per year, for each domain renewal registration. This is our standard renewal and will extend your expiration date 1 additional year. If you have domains that will expire within 1 year, you can take advantage of Cheap Domain Renewal rates of $8.99* per year by renewing your domain names to the maximum term of 10 years. This makes sense, particularly if you want to get the lowest renewal rate possible and eliminate the concern of when your domain will expire. The more years you add to your domain renewal the less you have to worry. After renewing your Cheap Domain Names, you can verify the extra years have been successfully added by checking the World-Wide  WHOIS Lookup database. It’s that simple.

Important Reminder:  Please ensure that ALL Email Addresses in your domain account are valid and working. 

Why?  Because it could lead to your domains being lost for ever.  If you want to receive renewal reminders which are sent as a courtesy ONLY, you won't get them if your email address is invalid.

Spam Filters:  Even if your email addresses are valid, they may not work if your ISP has spam filters installed and has arbitrarily decided these reminders are "spam".  

Remedy:  Please login to your Account Manager and check the email addresses in the following sections of your account: "Customer Information", Domain "Admin email address" and "Email Accounts".  Also contact your ISP to ensure they are not blocking the email reminders to you. For Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail and other users, consider taking the following precautions on how to make sure these reminders are not filtered into your "junk" or "bulk" folder. 

Email Reminders:

Increasingly, ISPs are using filtering systems to try and keep spam out of customers' in-boxes. Sometimes, they accidentally filter the e-mail that you want to receive. 

To help prevent these reminders and support e-mails from being filtered into your "junk" or "bulk" folder, please add CheapDomain and SecureServer to your list of trusted senders. Here's how: 

Hotmail, Gmail: Place the domains and in your safe list. The safe list can be accessed via the "Options" link next to the main menu tabs. 

AOL: Place the domains and in your address book. 

Yahoo! Mail: If one of our messages is filtered to your 'bulk' folder, open the message and click on the "this is not Spam" link next to the "From" field. 

Other providers: If an email from us is being filtered, try adding the domains and or the 'From' or 'Reply-to' address to your address book or contact list. If this option is not available, try moving the message to your 'inbox' or forwarding the message to yourself. 

If subsequent messages continue to be filtered, call or e-mail your ISP's technical support and specifically ask how you can be sure to receive all e-mail from and domains. Follow their instructions for white listing both domain names, as well as  

We fully support the anti-spam measures of all mail servers and ISPs. However, please make sure your mail server or ISP is not accidentally keeping information from you. 

Please Remember! Be sure to use the Auto-Renewal option: This will insure your domains are renewed and prevent your Cheap Domain names from expiring.

Remember...  Once your domain names expire it can be expensive or impossible to get them back. Read more about the expiring domain name cycle.

What happens to my cheap domain name if it expires? How long until it becomes available to the public?

There are 3 periods in the expiring domain name cycle. They are "On Hold", "Redemption" and lastly "Soon to Expire". Here's how these three periods in the domain expiry cycle work...

"On Hold" Status.
When a domain name expires (i.e. when it reaches the expiry date mentioned in the public WHOIS database), the registrar will place it "On Hold" and. The "On Hold" period can be anything from 1 - 45 days. The actual period is decided by your registrar. 

The ICANN Accredited Registrar of record for all domain names registered at this site is , Wild West Domains and the "On Hold" period should be considered to be 1 DAY unless notified otherwise.

NOTE: All services on that domain name STOP working, including websites and email not resolving for that 1 day. 

During the "On Hold" period you can still Renew your Cheap Domain Names at the usual $8.99 .com price. 

VERY IMPORTANT: When the "On Hold" period finishes, the domain is "released" to the registry, that is the organization which administers the master database for the TLD concerned. For example, the registry for all .COM and .NET domain names is a company called VeriSign, who will remain the registry operator until at least 2018.

"Redemption" Status.
When a .COM or .NET domain is "released" to the registry (VeriSign), it enters "Redemption" status, which lasts 30 days.  

If your Cheap Domain name expires and is still in "Redemption" status, you can redeem it under the Registrar Redemption program. For a fee of $80.00 (plus the cost of your Cheap Domain renewal), Wild West Domains, Inc. will attempt to restore your domain to its original status. In our opinion the redemption fee is not cheap, in fact it is very high, but we have little say in the matter. We make no profit on this. 

If you would like to have Wild West Domains, Inc. attempt to restore your domain to its original status which is currently in "Redemption" status, please login to your account at the domain manager to begin the process. 

"Soon to Expire" Status.
When the 30 day "Redemption" period ends, the VeriSign registry places the .COM or .NET domain into "Soon to Expire" status and 5 days later the domain name "drops", i.e. it becomes available to register by anybody. 

In Summary: If you wish to keep your Domain Names, make sure your Cheap Domain names are renewed by using the Auto Renewal option, or remember to use the manual renewal option well in advance of the expiration date.

Questions?  Please contact us anytime.
24/7 Sales & Support (480) 624-2500
Email: Support
Visit: Our Support Forum.

If you registered your domain elsewhere, and want to renew here to take advantage of Cheap Domain Renewal prices

I have previously registered my .com domain name elsewhere but want to renew at your cheap price of Only $8.99*/yr instead, is this possible?

Yes you still can! Regardless of where you originally registered your domain name, once you transfer your domain to Cheap Domain you'll get our lower cost domain renewal prices. Simply transfer your domain to The transfer takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The entire process of your transfer request form takes 5 to 7 days to process and approve. After your transfer request has been processed and approved, simply log in to your Account Manager and follow the Cheap Domain Renewal procedure above to add up to 10 extra years to your .com Cheap Domain name with our renewal price of just $8.99* per year.

Are there any hidden fees in the transfer?

There are NO hidden fees in the transfer here at Cheap Domain!

Nothing hidden, and there are no extra charges, when you transfer your domain to We guarantee this 100%. The only charge is the standard $8.99*, which adds 1/yr to your existing expiration date. We make everything as simple as possible! You should transfer here and transfer now. If you have a year on your term, and you transfer now, you will have two years when the transfer is complete.

We make it so easy and affordable, you just might Transfer all your domains to! During the transfer process, lock-in your savings by adding additional years to your Cheap Domain Names at just $8.99*/yr. We wish you could add 20-years or more to your domains and save even more money, but there is a 10-year registration limit. The domain expiration date cannot exceed 10-years from the date of transfer.

Domain transfers are 100% Risk-Free! We offer a MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE. If your transfer fails for any reason, we’ll let you know and refund your money. Guaranteed. See our GUARANTEE!

* Plus ICANN fee of 18¢/yr

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