Whether your own a business website or a blog, your domain name is your online identity. If your domain name expires then it is automatically made available to users across the internet to register the same domain name. To continue using your registered domain name it is important that you renew your domain name on a timely basis. But what exactly is domain name renewal?

When you register your domain name it is yours for a definite period of time, once the registration period of your domain has ended it would expire. If you wish to continue using your domain name, it is important to renew it when it is nearing expiration. 

Your domain name registrar is the one that helps you process your domain name renewal. Depending on the duration you want to extend your domain name availability, the domain renewal charges defer. The domain renewal price is set by your domain provider, all you need to do is select the duration and pay the required amount.

If you’ve registered your domain name through Bluehost, the process is fairly simple and you can renew your domain in a few easy steps. 

How to Renew a Domain Name

There are two ways to renew your domain name. 

  1. Renewing Your Domain
  2. Using Auto-Renew for Your Domain

Bluehost provides two account management dashboard options viz. Legacy ‘the classic control panel’ and Rock ‘the updated version of the control panel’. We’ll explain the steps to be followed for both the control panels.

  1. Renewing Your Domain

Below are the steps to follow for domain name renewal for user using Legacy: 

  1. Log in to your Bluehost.in cPanel account.
  2. Click Domains at the top of the page.
  3. From the list of domains, select the domain you wish to renew.
  4. To the right of the domain, click on the Renewal Options tab.
  5. Select Renew Now and click Save Changes
  6. Read over the payment options and make any needed changes.
  7. Click Pay Now to complete the process.

Next, if you’re using the ‘Rock’ user interface here are the steps to follow for domain name renewal:

  1. Login to your Bluehost.in account.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side-navigation to the left.
  3. Click the Manage option next to the domain you would like to renew.
  4. Click the Renew or Renew Early option.
  5. Set renewal preferences, then click Process Order.

 

  1. Using Auto-Renew for Your Domain

Setting your domain name renewal to auto-renew can save you the hassle of remembering when to renew your domain name. Furthermore, in case you miss the email from the registrar to renew your domain name you need not worry about losing your domain name, as the renewal is done automatically. 

Here are the steps to follow for auto domain name renewal for user using Legacy: 

  1. Log in to your Bluehost.in cPanel account.
  2. Click Domains at the top of the page.
  3. From the list of domains, select the domain you wish to renew.
  4. To the right of the domain, click on the Renewal Options tab.
  5. Select the option you prefer and click Save Changes

Next, if you’re using the ‘Rock’ user interface here are the steps to follow for auto domain name renewal:

  1. Login to your Bluehost.in account.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side-navigation to the left.
  3. Click the Manage option next to the domain you would like to update settings for.
  4. Click the Auto Renew toggle to manipulate the setting.

The domain name renewal process is a simple process, based on your preference you may choose either way of renewing your domain. In case you face any difficulties, please feel free to contact us via are customer support channels. 

Continue to renew your domain to make sure that your website is always up and about!

Note: If Domain Name Auto Renewel is enabled, you will see a Renewal date. On the contrary, if it is disabled, you will see an Expiration date instead.

To update the billing information on file, click the ‘account’ icon at the top of the page, then choose the Billing option.

When your domain expires, it will be set to Bluehost.in parking name servers meaning your domain will no longer resolve to your content, and you will no longer receive emails at that domain. You have up to 30 days to renew your domain registration before it falls into redemption.

After a domain has fallen into redemption, the registrar charges a fee to remove the domain name from redemption in addition to the renewal fee for the registration of the domain name. If redemption and renewal fees remain unpaid, the domain name is placed up for open auction to the highest bidder or released back to the public.

To keep your domain name registered while contemplating your hosting choices, you may log into your Bluehost.in control panel and renew just the domain name to avoid the redemption fee.

If you do not renew your hosting account, but you choose to keep your domain name(s) registered with Bluehost, you may continue to renew and manage your domain(s) directly from the Bluehost.in control panel. From the Domains tab, you may update the name servers and point your domain to the hosting provider of your choice.

Author

H. Fatima used to be an Engineer by profession and Writer by passion until she started pursuing full-time digital marketing. She is presently a Content Marketeer at Newfold Digital (APAC). She mostly writes what she deeply perceives and analyses, it is her way of unwinding. Her interests include writing, reading, watching foreign-language cinema and public speaking.

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