Domain Name Management
Manually Renewing Your Domains:
Domains can be managed renewed at any time as long as they are current. Our automated billing will use the previous years TERM and generate a new renewal invoice or notifidcation email 33 days prior to expiration. Should you wish to renew them manually before that date go to the Domains / Renew Domains menu to list all your domains and the number of days until expiration. You may renew each domain from 1 to 5 years to generate a single renewal invoice or add years to each domain and then do a single manual bulk renewal. If you wish to update your default renewal term please open a support ticket and request the new term from 1 to 5 years.
Domains renew on a sliding scale based upon the term. Domain renewals are non refundable.
|2 Years||$12.49||Term Discount: (Save 4%)|
|3 Years||$11.95||Term Discount: (Save 8%)|
|4 Years||$11.49||Term Discount: (Save 11%)|
|5 Years||$10.95||Term Discount: (Save 15%)|
What happens If I don't pay my domain renewal?
Lowesthosting.com sends 2 renewal notices and 1 expiration notice to your authorized billing email address. In addition, our registrar will send 2 ICANN mandated expiration reminder notices to the domain's administrative email address listed in the whois. Upon expiration, your domain's Name Servers will be set to a parking page with a message that the domain has expired and to contact Lowesthosting.com to renew it.
Upon Domain expiration any Hosting, Email or DNS services we provide will cease to function even if they are active and paid in full. You have a limited window in which you can renew your domain without penalty fees or risk of complete loss.
Grace Period: From expiration to expiration+30 days is the Grace Period in which the domain is still in our registrar account and you are given the courtesy to renew the domain late exclusively through Lowesthosting.com at our normal renewal rate by logging into your Account and paying the invoice that will have been created.
Redemption Period: From expiration+60 days the domain goes into the Redemption Penalty period it is deleted from our registrar by the registry itself. During the Redemption period only the original registrar or their agent Lowesthosting.com can redeem the domain if a redemption fee is paid to the registry to move the domain back to the registrar. The cost of redemption is $116.05 + the normal $12.95 renewal total cost $129.00. The right of redemption is granted only to the original domain owner meaning no other party in the world can register the domain as new during the redemption period. If your domain is in redemption and you wish to recapture it, you will need to open a support ticket and our Domain department will generate a manual redemption invoice and upon payment submit the domain for redemption/renewal which can take up to 8 hours. Once redeemed the domain will retain its original purchase date and its name servers will revert to their former status.
Deletion Period: If you don't redeem the domain it will go into Registry Deletion period and be locked from redemption or renewal for 5 days after which it will be released back into the registry and it can be ordered as a new domain by anyone in the world as a new Domain.
WARNING: There is an entire industry that has evolved around buying up newly released domain names. In 80% of cases Domain speculators will setup domain sniping software to register formerly active domains that had high traffic , good SEO position or are of good name value or even non standard unique names in seconds upon their release and then retain them (domain squatting) or put them up for sale for many thousands of dollars, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to order the domain as new when it is released.