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Domain-Related Questions

  • Do you charge an ICANN fee on top of your domain registration fee?

    No, we do not charge a ICANN fee on top of our domain registration fee. All fees are included in our domain prices; you won't see any additional fees added at checkout. We believe in transparent domain pricing. Check out our domain price list.

  • How do I cancel my domain deletion request?

    If you have marked your domain for deletion, you have 7 days to cancel your request before the domain is deleted. To cancel your domain deletion request, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. In the "Domain Name" column, click on your domain name (which should be a link). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the "Delete" section. Press the "Cancel Deletion" button to cancel your deletion request. NOTE: This help article does NOT refer to a Grace Period Deletion request. If you need to cancel a grace period deletion request, you will need to contact us at [email protected]

  • How do I register a domain name for more than one year?

    You can select the number of years you'd like to register your domain from within our shopping cart. To register a domain name for more than one year, please follow these steps: Navigate to the Domain Name Search page. Enter the domain name you wish to register in the search field. Select the domain name you want to register by clicking the appropriate checkbox. (You can also add domain privacy here as well.) Click on the "Add" button. The item will be added to your shopping cart at the top of the page. Go to your shopping cart and click on the "Edit Cart" button. On the "Your Shopping Cart" page, you should see a drop-down menu allowing you to change the duration of the domain registration. Select the duration you want for your domain registration (up to 10 years for most domain extensions). Follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your order. NOTE: Some top-level domain extensions (TLDs) have limits on the number of years you can register your domain. Our drop down menu will reflect this.

  • How do I initiate a change ownership request if I am the current owner (domain push)?

    To initiate a free change ownership request you must be the current owner of the domain (the person whom has access to the domain in their Dynadot account). If you are the owner, there are a few things you need to do before you start your change ownership (domain push) order. Ask the recipient of the domain(s) to create a free Dynadot account if they do not already have one. Once the recipient has created a Dynadot account, ask for their forum name. (NOTE: The forum name is not the same as the username). This is needed to move or "push" the domain into their account. Make sure your domain is not about to expire. After you submit the domain push order, the recipient must accept the move before the domain expires. Otherwise, the domain must be renewed before it can be moved. Before you start the domain push, you will need to unlock the domain(s) you want to push. Once you've unlocked your domain(s) and have the recipient's forum name, you can start the change ownership (domain push) order using the following steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain name(s) you want to move. Select "Change Account” from the “Bulk Action” drop-down menu. Under the "Domain Change Account (Push)" section, enter the recipient's forum name. Click on the “Push Domains“ button. Click on your shopping cart and follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your change ownership order. An email will be sent to the recipient of the domain(s) asking them to confirm the move. Once the recipient accepts the move, the domain(s) will automatically be pushed from your account to the recipient's account. NOTE: You can only do a bulk change ownership request by doing a domain push, not a domain pull. To do a bulk domain push, simply check off all the domains you would like to push and then follow the same steps above. Please note that we will be sending the Forum Name and Organization / Name to the recipient account. New accounts cannot push a domain into a new account. *Custom DNS settings do not carry over when a domain is moved between Dynadot accounts*

  • My domain expired! Is there a Renewal Grace Period?

    Most likely, the answer is yes. A "Renewal Grace Period" is the time during which a domain owner can renew an expired domain. Most domain extensions offer a renewal grace period of up to 40 days. For example, this is the life-cycle of .COM, which has a 40-day renewal grace period: 2015/05/01 - Your domain is registered 2016/05/01 - Your domain expires 2016/05/01 - 2016/05/31 Renewal Grace Period (renewals are regular renewal price) 2016/05/31 - 2016/06/10 Renewal Grace Period (renewals include a $10 late renewal fee + regular renewal price) 2016/06/10 - 2016/07/10 Redemption Period To see the renewal grace period of each of our domain extensions, visit our TLD page and look at the "Renew (Grace Period/days)" column. If you do not renew during the grace period, the domain will be deleted and would no longer be controlled by Dynadot. This is known as the "Redemption Period," which is typically 30 days. If you wish to re-claim the domain, the process will be more expensive and time-consuming, as Dynadot will be required to submit paperwork and payment to the central registry. Our restore prices are listed on our individual TLD pages under the "Domain Information" section. Please note that most of this money goes straight to the central registry. Domains in redemption can only be restored by the current registrant and only with the listed registrar. About 5 days after the redemption period ends, the domain is dropped from the central registry and becomes available to the general public. Domains are sold on a first come, first serve basis. High-value domains will go quickly. Two important exceptions: Some domain extensions do not offer renewal and/or redemption periods or offer them for different lengths of time. Please use the above links to check on your specific extension. Some expired domains will be sold at auction in the Expired Auctions in our Marketplace. If this is the case with your domain, there will be no redemption period; though you will still have your full renewal grace period to renew before the domain is lost entirely. The best way to preserve your domain name is to set up auto-renew or renew early. Auto-renew will automatically renew your domain (as long as your payment method goes through) and with early renewals, no time is lost. Using either method can save a lot of future headaches. Keeping your contact information up-to-date is also important as Dynadot will send all expiration notice emails to the address on file. You can also set up a separate renewal email. For more information regarding the full domain expiration process, click here.

  • How can I do a bulk change ownership request?

    A bulk change ownership request allows the owner to move multiple domains to another Dynadot account in the same order. This process can only be done by the current owner of the domain. Before starting a bulk change ownership domain push: The owner will need to make sure their domains are not about to expire. After the bulk domain push order is submitted, the recipient must accept the move before the domains expire. Otherwise, any domains that have expired will need to be renewed before they can be moved. Domains that did not expire will still be moved into the recipient's account, but the order will likely take longer to complete due to the expiration issues on the other domains. The owner will also need to unlock all of the domains to be pushed. The recipient will need to provide the owner with their forum name, which is different from their username. If they haven't already, the recipient will need to create a free Dynadot account first. Once the owner has confirmed the domains are not about to expire, are unlocked, and they have the recipient's forum name, the owner can submit a bulk change ownership domain push by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to the domain names you want to move. Click on the "Bulk Action" button, and select "Change Account". Enter the Recipient Forum Name. Click on the "Push Domain" button. Follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your change owner order. An email will be sent to the recipient of the domains asking them to confirm the move. Once the recipient accepts the move, the domains will automatically be pushed from your account to the recipient's account.

  • Do you offer revenue parking?

    No, Dynadot does not offer revenue parking. Unfortunately, we had issues with too many fraudulent clicks in the past, so we no longer offer this service. There are other third party services available that offer revenue parking. You simply need to point your domain to that service when you set your name servers. Dynadot does offer a domain parking service that is free with every domain.

  • What is a domain restore? Why does it cost so much in comparison to a domain renewal?

    A domain should be renewed before its expiration date. If the domain expires, you can still renew it after the expiration date for a certain grace period (typically 40 days). These renewals are at the regular renewal price until the last 10 days of the renewal grace period during which we charge a $10 late renewal fee. If you do not renew the domain within the grace period, then the domain is deleted. Dynadot would no longer control the domain name and it can no longer be renewed. After a certain redemption period (typically 30 days), the domain is released back to the public and anyone can register it. If you decide you still want the domain within the redemption period, you need to restore it. This is a time-consuming process that is not automated. We actually have to submit paperwork to complete the restore. Most of the price you pay goes to the central registry, not us. All restores include a 1-year renewal. A domain restore should not be confused with a backordering service. A domain restore is for domains that have been registered by Dynadot, but were deleted after the renewal grace period since the owner did not renew the domain. This is only for our customers who wish to restore a domain they had registered with us, but forgot to renew the domain after it expired. See our TLD List to find out the renewal grace period of each domain extension. Learn more about the domain lifecycle

  • What does it mean when a domain is set to "Do Not Renew"?

    Don't want to keep your domain? You have the option to set it to "Do Not Renew." When a domain is set to "Do Not Renew," it will no longer appear in your "Expiring Domains" section on the "Account Summary" page. Furthermore, you will no longer receive expiration email notifications for these domains.

  • How do I mark my domain for deletion?

    If you don't want to keep your domain name, you can mark it for deletion. This is different from a grace period deletion and you will not receive any account credit if you choose to delete your domain this way. To mark your domain for deletion before the expiration date, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. In the "Domain Name" column, click on your domain name (which should be a link). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the "Delete" section. Press the "Delete" button to delete your domain (a pop-up will appear for confirmation). If the "Delete" button is not present, you may need to unlock your domain first. If your domain is set to auto-renew, please disable those settings. Our system will automatically process your deletion 7 days after the request is made. If you change your mind about deleting your domain, you will need to cancel your deletion request before then. If your domain is close to expiration, you can also choose to set your domain to "do not renew" and let it naturally expire. NOTE: .EU, .BE, .UK, .CA, and .AT domains cannot be marked for deletion. For .AT domains, only a signed document from the .AT registrant can cancel the registration.

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