1. How will I know when it's time to renew my domain name?
If you are a client of DVMX, your name will automatically renew for one year, and you will see the charge on your next invoice. You may of course opt to pay for several years at once if you wish.
Otherwise, check the whois records linked from the left column, and verify the current expiry date of your domain.
2. Can I renew my domain name before the term is up?
Yes. You can renew your domain name at any time during its term. If your domain name currently has 45 days to expiration, renewing it for 1 year will add 1 year to your current expiration date and leave you with 1 year and 45 days to expiration.
3. How much does a domain name renewal cost?
The annual fee for renewal is set by your registrar. DVMX offers, as a service to it's clients, registration management at the rate of 25$ per year. This includes auto-renewal and domain-lock protection, as well as the option to self-manage domains and records in client's portfolio.
4. How will you notify me that my domain name needs to be renewed?
Domains of DVMX clients are auto-renewed. Otherwise,
e-mail is the most common method of contact for notifying registrants that their domain name need to be renewed. As such, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the contact information listed in the whois database for your domain name is correct.
5. Is it possible to transfer my domain name registration from another registrar to Domain Project and renew it through you instead?
Yes. We will initiate the transfer for you; by default, a transfer adds one year to the current registration period.
If your domain name currently has 4 months to expiration, transferring it to Domain Project will add 1 year to your current expiration date and leave you with 1 year and 4 months to expiration.
6. My domain name has just expired, is it still possible to renew it?
Once a domain name expires, it is suspended from DNS addressing- if you have a website at the domain, it will be inaccessible. Then there is a 30-day "grace period" within which a renewal is still possible. After the grace period has run out however, you will not be able to renew your domain name. The domain records will be deleted and the name made available for the general public to register. You may be able to register your domain name again, provided another party has not put in a reserve bid through another registrar.
7. What happens if I don't renew my domain name?
If you do not renew it, your domain name will be suspended and will stop working. (see above) It will then be deleted from the main registry and will become available for any other interested party to register. Warning: these days, an expired domain is usually snapped up immediately upon availability.