A Beginner's Guide To Checking Your Domain's Expiry Date
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A Beginner's Guide To Checking Your Domain's Expiry Date

Checking your domain's expiry date couldn't be any more important for your business, and so many people aren't sure how to check it, leaving them in the unknown when it comes to renewing a domain name.

That's why, in this blog post I'm going to tell you exactly how to check your website#'s domain expiry date, for FREE without spending any money.

I've checked the expiry date of many domains before with many systems, and more often than not it's a challenging task to keep on the top of it.

So are you ready? Let's dive right in to learning just how easy it is to check your domain's expiry date.

Use A FREE domain expiry checker tool

use free domain checker tool

That's right, you'll want to sign up to a free domain checker tool. There are many out there, statuscake is one of them.

A domain checker tool will help you when it comes to finding information about your domain, and will present it in an easy to understand format so that you don't have to go and figure everything out manually right?

Most of these tools offer free and paid plans, usually, the free plan is all you'll ever need.

It's not worth you spending any money unless you're trying to also check the uptime of your website, typically by using a website uptime monitor.

What is a website uptime monitor?

I'm glad you asked. If you're a beginner to the world of websites, domains, hosting and more, then a website uptime monitor isn't going to mean much to you.

For me, this meant nothing at the beginning, and I often wondered (like you are to) why you'd need to have an uptime monitoring tool?

Why can't I just check whether my website is up or not rather than spending money on one of these tools?

You see, you simply haven't got time.

You've got a business to run, and constantly checking whether your website is up or down is going to drag out, and this is where a website uptime monitoring tool can really help you out!

What is website uptime and how does it connect with my domain's expiry date?

Website uptime is the amount of time that your website is "online", and accessible to you and your customers.

Put simply, if your website was "down" or had any "downtime" then you wouldn't be able to access it.

Your website's uptime is linked to your domain's expiry date too! If your domain expires, and it goes un-noticed (not that this should ever happen) then your website will go down.

You'd then need to renew your domain name, and it might be the case that you need to renew your domain name with a different registrar since it could become available to purchase by anyone else just weeks after it expires.

How many days after my domain expires before I can renew?

how many days before I can renew my domain

If you didn't use a domain expiry checker tool and your domain has expired, you'll need to renew your domain as quickly as possible.

Most domain registrars will have a "cooling-off" period, and you should be able to renew within 30 days.

After this period of time your domain and registration details are likely to be deleted from the registrar allowing someone else to renew your domain. This would prove devastating to your website and business.

What happens if my domain name isn't renewed?

If your domain isn't renewed, your domain will become what we call: "parked".

This means that your DNS (the information linked to the domain) is interrupted and will cause your website to stop working.

Do you have emails as well?

If so, then guess what will happen as well if your domain expires?

You won't be able to access your emails either. You probably use your website's email as a business email to contact customers, and have probably used this to sign up to many websites online.

You'll need to renew your domain name in order to retain this functionality.

How does a domain expiry checker tool work?

how does a domain expiry checker tool work

When you sign up to a domain expiry checker tool, you'll need to add your website/domain to whichever tool you signed up too.

Most of these tools will have some kind of email verification process before you can actually add any domain, so you'll want to verify your email address first. Use an email address that you remember, and don't use one of those temporary email generators.

After verifying your email address, you can add your domain to one of these systems.

What happens next is pretty straightforward, and for you, super easy.

The checker tool will go off and find out everything it can about your website's domain name, and will store this and present the information in an easy to understand way.

And more importantly, will include the expiry date of your domain.

If this is all you need, then great, but there's more…

Get notified of your domain expiry date - before it's too late

A domain checker tool like ours will notify you before your expiry date so that you don't have to be constantly checking and always be in doubt as to whether your website is going to go down.

If you're like me and don't like to get bombarded with email notifications, we've built into our tool the ability for you to turn these notifications off so that you'll be notified only when the time is right.

What's more?

We'll allow you to customise the email address you want to receive email notifications too!

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