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If you registered your domain at and want to renew.

Renewing your domain(s) is perhaps the single most important step you can take after you have successfully registered your domain name or transferred your domain(s) to Cheap This is the most overlooked part of domain ownership and accounts for one of the fastest growing businesses within the domain name industry "Expired Domain Names". Do you know that over 10,000 domain names in the ".com" TLD alone, expire every day do to non-renewal. Don't let your domain expire, take this time to renew your domain, it takes only a few minutes and will insure you do not become a statistic.

    How do I renew a domain?

    You can renew your domain name using your Account Manager.

    To Renew Your Domain Name Using the NEW Domain Control Center

    1. Log in to your Account Manager.
    2. Under the Domain Names section, select Manage Domains. The Domain Control Center opens.
    3. In your list of domain names, use the checkboxes to select the domain name(s) that you want to renew.
    4. Above your list of domain names, move your mouse over Renew and select Renew Domain from the drop-down menu.
    5. Choose the length of time you want to renew your domain name(s) for and click Continue.
    6. Select if you want to make the domain registration private. You can enter a current Domains By Proxy account user ID and password or create a new Domains By Proxy account.
    7. Read and accept the Domains By Proxy Agreement and then click Continue.
    8. Proceed through the Checkout process and complete your purchase.

The price for .COM renewals is Only $8.99 per year, for each domain renewal registration. This is our standard renewal and will extend your expiration date 1 additional year. If your domain will expire within 1 year, you can take advantage of our low renewal rate of Only $8.99 price per year by renewing your domain to the maximum term of 10/yrs. This makes sense, particularly if you want to get the lowest rate possible and eliminate the concern of when your domain will expire. The more years you get the less you have to worry. After renewing your domain name, you can verify the extra years have been successfully added by checking our World-Wide  WHOIS Lookup database. It’s that simple.

Auto-Renew:  Make sure your domains are renewed by using the Auto Renew option in the domain manager.

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 simply 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 the domain management section of our Web site and check the email addresses in the following 2 sections of your domain account: "Customer Information" and "Email Accounts".  Also contact your ISP to ensure they are not blocking the email reminders to you. For Hotmail, 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: 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 Follow their instructions for white listing both and  

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 CheapDomain information from you. 

Please Remember! Be sure to use the Auto-Renew option: This will insure your domains are renewed and prevent your domain name(s) from expiring.

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

What happens to a domain when 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 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, Inc. 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 domain 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, also known as Network Solutions.

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

Although you will no longer be able to renew your expired domain name, you can redeem it under the Registrar Redemption program. For a fee of $80.00 (plus the cost of your renewal), Wild West Domains, Inc. will attempt to restore your domain to its original status. In our opinion the redemption fee 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 "drops", i.e. it becomes available to register by anybody. 

In Summary: If you wish to keep your domain(s), make sure your domains are renewed by using the Auto Renew option, or remember to renew them well in advance of the expiration date.

Questions?  Please contact support.

If you registered your domain elsewhere, and want to renew here to take advantage of our discounted rates

I have previously registered my domain elsewhere but want to renew at your low rate of only $8.99/yr instead, is this possible?

Yes you still can! Regardless of where you originally registered your domain name, you can still renew here at and get our lower rates. Simply logon to Transfer A Domain and follow the instructions. 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 visit the domain management area "Manage My Account". Select "Domain Names", log on and add up to 10 extra years to your domain 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 !

There is 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, instead of the $35./yr rate you may have to pay elsewhere. We make everything as simple as possible! You should transfer here and tranfer now. If you have a year on your term, and you transfer now, you will have two years when the transfer is complete. To get our lower rates, Click here to transfer. When the transfer is complete go to Manage "My Account". Log in and extend the registration term of your domain(s) for up to 10 years if you like.

* Plus ICANN fee of 18¢/yr

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