What happens with my WhoisGuard subscription after it expires?

When WhoisGuard protection expires on your domain, it still protects your domain name for 7 days after its expiration. You can renew WhoisGuard from your Namecheap account within this period.

If not renewed, WhoisGuard protection will be deleted and contact information associated with the domain will be available for public Whois lookup.

Please note that WhoisGuard is added to the Shopping Cart with each domain renewal, transfer, or reactivation for free.

To make sure the service will not expire unexpectedly, you can set auto-renewal for the domain and WhoisGuard in a few steps:

  • Log in to your account
  • Go to Domain List
  • Click on the caret for the domain in question and just toggle the button for the service(s) you want to enable the auto-renewal for (please make sure "All Product" view is selected):

That's it!

It's also possible to renew WhoisGuard manually. Please refer to How do I renew WhoisGuard? for a step-by-step guide.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.


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