Once the domain expires, it enters a renew grace period.
NOTE: .CH, .ES, .COM.ES, .NOM.ES, .ORG.ES, .FR, .LI, .PE, .COM.PE, .NET.PE, .ORG.PE, .SG, .COM.SG, .COM.AU, .NET.AU, .ORG.AU domains do not have a renew grace period. Such domains must be renewed not later than 12 days prior to the actual expiration date, as per the regulations of their Registries.
.CX, .DE, .EU and .NL domains must be renewed not later than 5 days before the expiration date.
.TO domains can be reactivated only during the 30-day period after the expiration. Then they become reserved by the Registry with no possibility to reactivate them.
domains must be renewed before the expiration date
, otherwise, they are sent to deletion at the registry right after expiration
. Domains should be released to the public pool on the same day they expired. If you see that your .CM domain is available for re-registration after the expiration date, please contact our Support Team
.AI domains can only be renewed for 2, 4, 6 or 8 years (maximum registration period is 10 years). It is not possible to renew .AI for 1 year only.
.FR, .LI, .CH domains can only be renewed for 1 year per year not later than 12 days prior to the actual expiration date. The "Renew by" date will be displayed in your Domain List next to the domain. It's possible to submit renewal orders for the .CH, .FR, .LI domains via the Namecheap account manually at any time, but they will be renewed not earlier than 30 days before expiration.Other domains can be normally renewed during the renew grace period (30 days for most gTLDs) by following these instructions:
1. Sign into your Namecheap account and select Expiring/Expired from the left sidebar.
2. Find the domain you'd like to renew and add it to your shopping cart. Then click the View Cart
3. Click the Confirm Order button and proceed with the checkout:
1) If you renew the domain after its expiration date, 1 year will be added to the
actual expiration date, not to the reactivation date (the date you submit the
2) Starting from January 24, 2019
, it is possible to purchase
renewal SSL during the domain renewal/reactivation by adding the certificate from the suggested items within up to 15 months prior to
the SSL expiration date, please check the details here
Once your domain is reactivated, please allow 24-48 hours for the changes to take effect globally and for the website to come back online.
If you don't find your domain in the Expiring/Expired section, that means it has passed the renew grace period and is now in the fully expired/redemption state. For details regarding reactivation of a domain name in this state, review this article.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.