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How Do I Renew My Domain Name?

The steps to renew a domain vary depending on which registrar you completed your domain registration with.

How can I find out who my domain registrar is?

Simply by entering your domain in the search engine on the Whoiswho page. After clearing the quick verification step, you will be able to view the registrar and the registrar's contact information.

Sign into your billing account to renew domains registered through our "Go Green" eStore.

What Happens If My Domain Name Expires?

Regardless if your domain was registered with GriotSites.com or another registrar, you have a small grace period to pay for your domain name and keep it (at regular price). Domains will require an additional redemption fee if the grace period has ended. This fee is usually about $80 bucks to redeem an expired domain. In addition, most domains are susceptible to going to auction, creating the risk of loss of the domain to another buyer.

Renewal Grace Period

A Renewal Grace Period
is the time during which a domain owner can renew an expired domain at the regular renewal price. This period typically lasts for 10 days, depending on the domain extension. Please note that once a domain expires, the website and email will no longer function.

If you do not renew during the Renewal Grace Period the domain will risk being deleted. This is known as the Redemption Period. If you wish to re-claim the domain, the process will be more expensive and time-consuming as GriotSites.com will be required to submit paperwork and payment to the Central Registry. The actual restoration fee depends on the domain extension. GriotSites.com charges $69.99 to restore a .com/.net and $27.99 - $159.99 to restore other extensions. Please note that most of this money goes straight to the Central Registry. Domains in redemption can only be restored by the current Registrant and only with the listed Registrar.

A domain in the '
Redemption Period' can only be restored by the original Registrant. After the 'Redemption Period', typically 30 days in duration, the domain can no longer be restored. After about 5 days, the domain is dropped from the Central Registry and becomes available to the general public. Domains are sold on a first come first serve basis. High-value domains will go quickly.

The page below (or something similiar) is usually what you will see once your domain expires:

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