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    Is there any action I should take if I decided not to renew my domain? Should I inform the registrar about it, or can I just let it expire by itself?

  • #2
    As long as the domain isn't set to "auto-renew" it's fine to simply let it expire.

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    • #3
      It'd get expired automatically, it isn't necessary to inform the registrar about it.

      Since as it seems that you are about to leave the domain, why don't you try & resell the domain to someone else ? You should be able to earn a good amount depending on the age and few other factors such as backlinks, PR etc. You should be able to find a good deal. Well if you don't then let it expire on its own.

      You might want to check this : Domain Life Cycle

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      • #4
        In order to prevent from receiving the invoice payment reminders, I suggest that you please approach your domain provider on domain expiry date, so that they can cancel the domain and invoice for the same in client panel.

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        • #5
          Not always as simple as it sounds. I marked a domain of mine as "allow to expire" with my registrar from within their cpanel, 2 weeks before it was due to expire. They still renewed it, charged for it and won't refund. Having to get the money back via a credit card charge bck

          Mark
          Holiday Almeria rental apartment
          Marksfish

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          • #6
            In order to avoid such instances, I will suggest that it is always better to contact your registrar and inform regarding the cancellation of the domain name in advance before the renewal due date.:smile:

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            • #7
              Sometimes it may happen that a domain renewal invoice is created and gets paid automatically with the credit available in your account. To avoid this from happening, either you send an email or find a way to call them and speak to someone in advance about your wish to allow the domain to expire.

              Even after that if the registrar still renews your domain then I must say what a shoddy place is that to do business with.
              Austin K

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              • #8
                So why provide tools from within the control panel to renew/ expire if it is not of any use? The reason I did it this way is a) I have proof of the cancellation via a screen shot and b) I will not pay revenue generating telephone numbers (sayno had no alternative).
                Holiday Almeria rental apartment
                Marksfish

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                • #9
                  Domain expiration: do I need to do anything at the EUKhost end?

                  I registered a domain name a couple of years ago which relates to a subset of my web site. This has hardly been used and so I am going to let it lapse at the end of next month (November). The subset can still be accessed through the main web site address which will not change.

                  So I need to do anything with my EUKhost setup (cPanel) etc to mirror the lapse of the subsidiary domain name?

                  Cheers Alan
                  "I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule." - WS Gilbert (Poo-Bah: The Mikado)
                  The Extended Craxford Family Genealogy Magazine

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                  • #10
                    Make sure it is not going to be renewed automatically. I have been in situations where my domain auto-renewed, without having to set that up. Only that it was mentioned in terms that after expiration, they will renew my domain. Heh.

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