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Cheap Domain Renewal

Cheap Domain Renewal

Renewing your Cheap Domain name is perhaps the single most important step you can take after you have successfully registered your Cheap Domain 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. Be sure your payment method is up to date and you receive email at the admin email address associated with your Cheap Domain account.

You can handle your Cheap Domain Renewal in one of two ways:

Renewal Method
1: Automatic Renewal

(Cheap Domain Renewal Procedure) Cheap Domain will automatically renew your domain names for you until canceled. You may turn off the auto-renewal method at anytime by visiting your account.

2: Manual Renewal

If you turn off the auto-renewal method for a domain name, you will need to renew your Cheap Domain using the manual domain renewal method. Log in to your account and renew domain names at any time, for a length of time you choose


    Cheap Domain - Automatic Renewal

    Cheap Domain Names will automatically renew by default until canceled. If by chance you have turned off the auto-renewal feature, (Cheap Domain does not recommend doing this) and you now want to reset your Cheap Domain Renewal method to auto-renew, here's how. Note: You may set your Cheap Domain to renew automatically upon expiration at any time. When you set your Cheap Domain Names to auto-renew, we attempt to renew the domain names and bill your credit card if the domain 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.

    Cheap Domain - 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 domain renewals is $10.99* 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 $10.99* per year by renewing your domain names to the maximum term of 10 years. If you want to get the cheapest domain renewal rate possible and eliminate the concern of when your domain will expire, this is the best option. 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 Cheap Domain account are valid and working. 

Why?  Because it could lead to your cheap domains being lost for ever.  If you want to receive domain 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 at Cheap Domain are valid, they may not work if your ISP has spam filters installed and has arbitrarily decided these reminders from are "spam" You may need to contact your ISP to ensure they are not blocking the email reminders to you. Also, make sure these reminders from Cheap Domain are not filtered into your "junk" or "bulk" folder  

Solution:  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". .


Email Reminders:

Increasingly, ISPs are using filtering systems in an attempt to 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.

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, 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 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 Cheap Domain 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. 

During the "On Hold" period you can still Renew your Cheap Domain Names at the usual $10.99 .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 for the foreseeable future.

"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 Cheap 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 in the Registrars WHOIS Directory and is ready to register by anyone. 

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

Questions?  Please contact us anytime.

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

I have previously registered my .com domain name elsewhere but want to renew at and get your Cheap Domain Renewal price of Only $10.99*/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 $10.99* 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 $10.99*, which adds 1/yr to your existing expiration date. We make everything as simple as possible! You can transfer here. 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 $10.99*/yr. We wish you could add 20-years or more to your domains and save even more money, but there is a maximum 10-year domain 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!

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