Topic: Renewal Tips

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) On Godaddy Renewal 0

Here we have listed some of the FAQs on Godaddy Renewal:

When Renewing My Domain – How Long Should I Renew For?

When renewing your domain, you can renew from 1 year to 5 years in length. If you find an excellent promo code to use, we highly recommend a long extension, to get maximum benefits. This would be the 5 year option.

And do note that 5 years is the longest time you can renew a domain name.

Are Renewal Length and SEO related?

Nope. According to Matt Cutts from Google, the length of your domain renewal has nothing to do with your search engine results.

Regardless, there is a circulating incorrect belief that domain renewal length affects SEO. And this is because longer renewals are assumed to be high quality websites, which aren’t spam in the content they create and release.

So if you’re operating on a budget, it’s OK to renew for shorter periods of time.

My Domain Has Recently Expired. Is it Still Renewable?

We did some research on GoDaddy’s “domain retrieval rules.” And there’s the good and bad for expired domain names, which we’ll explain to you here. To start, if your “auto-renew” feature is switched and your domain expires, you have 18 days to renew the domain. And you can do that renewal without paying extra costs.

After the 18 days, you have an extra 26 to renew. And if you do so during the next 26 days days, you’ll pay a whopping redemption cost of $80. After the 42nd day is over, your domain will be publicly auctioned, where the market will compete to get your domain name. This is unfortunately a risky position to be in, since you’ll possibly bid high just to get your domain name again. So you’re basically competing with the rest of the internet to get back your domain name.

Can I Transfer My Domain Name After Expiration?

Yes you can, and this is possible and regulated by ICANN. Even after expiration, you can switch the registrars of your domain name. This makes maintaining a domain after expiration quite affordable. It means you don’t need to pay for a renewal at your old registrar, before switching to your newly chosen service.

Should I Renew 1 Domain or Multiple Domains at the Same Time?

This depends. A lot of GoDaddy codes provide additional percentage discounts for multiple renewals. This is done through a “minimum purchase system,” where the more domains you renew, the less you pay per domain. And this feature also extends to other services, such as website building and hosting.

Thus, you’ll want to renew a lot of domains at the same time, to maximize the use of your promo codes. So be sure to renew as soon as you can, or else you’ll end up paying a huge amount in redemption fees.

When Renewing My Domain – Can I switch from WWW to no-WWW?

Yes. But you don’t need to wait for renewal to do that. This is a change you can do at any time.

Simple go to “Domain Manager,” then click on “Manage DNS.” There, you’ll see a “CNAME record” as you scroll down the package. Make sure that your WWW is pointing to “@.” This’ll make both versions of your URL work well.

Someone Got My Domain Through an Auction. Can I Still Retrieve It?

You can, but you’re going to be in a bad spot.

When retrieving your lost domain from a new owner, you have no control. The new owner of your lost domain has the power to give it back, or to keep it to themselves. So your only solution in that case is to negotiate, and hope for the best.

You can find the new owner’s information and contact them using the WHOIS database. If you’re lucky, they may be kind enough to return the domain for a compensation. If not, they may ask for money (to profit from the domain), or they may simply refuse your request.

Regardless, you should never end up in a situation where you’ve lost your domain name. Make sure you always renew your domain before expiration.