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How to Renew a Domain Before Expiration
How to Renew a Domain Before Expiration

Renewing an active domain at Hostinger

Updated over a week ago

It is highly recommended to renew a domain at least a few days before it expires to prevent any service interruptions. To manually renew your domain purchased at Hostinger, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Billing section of hPanel

  2. Click on the Renew now button next to your domain order:

    The Billing Subscriptions section showing how to renew an active domain
  3. In the pop-up window, you can review the price and other useful information

  4. Click on Choose payment method to complete the domain renewal process

In most cases, you can renew your domain at any time. However, a few domain extensions (TLDs) only allow renewal within a specific timeframe, such as when the domain is 27 days or less away from its expiration date. In these cases, the Renew now button will be disabled until the domain enters the renewal period. You only need to wait, and the option to renew your domain will become available as soon as possible.

Alternatively, you can enable the Auto-Renewal option, and the domain will be timely renewed automatically! 💡

Domain Renewal Period

The minimum period for domain renewals is one year. However, some TLDs allow for longer renewals - 2 or 3 years. If that is the case for your domain, you can change your billing cycle by activating the automatic renewal first.

The expiration date after renewing will start counting from your domain's original expiration date, regardless of the date of renewal payment. This allows you to renew your domain in advance without losing any days of service.

Renewing an Expired Domain

The renewal process of expired domains varies depending on how much time has passed since the expiration date and the domain's TLD. To learn more, refer to this guide: How to Renew an Expired Domain.

Renewing Domains Registered Elsewhere

If your domain has more than 7 days left before expiration, you can transfer your domain to renew it at Hostinger. Otherwise, the best course of action is to renew it at the current registrar and initiate the transfer afterward.

Renewing your domain ahead of time will ensure a continued online presence and the best experience for your website visitors 😊

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