If your registrar (the company who looks after your domain name for you) does not renew your domain name before the expiry date, we’ll send an email to the contact email address we hold for the legal owner of the domain name. The email will contain your registrar’s contact details, so you can contact them about renewing your domain name.
The below video shares the lifecycle of a UK domain name and explains the domain name expiry process. You can also read more about each stage of the process further down the guide.
Please note: The process outlined below is our domain name expiry lifecycle, your registrar may follow a different process to this, which may result in your domain name and associated services being suspended before the times stated below.
Regardless of when you actually renew your domain name, your renewal period will still start from your expiry date and time.
For example, if your domain name expires on 1st January 2023 at 10:00am, and you renew it on the 11th January 2023 for 1 year, your new expiry point will be 1st January 2024 at 10:00am.
Similarly, if you renew it ahead of the expiry time, i.e. on 20th December 2022 for 1 year, your new expiry point will still be 1st January 2024 at 10:00am.
From: Expiry time
To: Expiry time + 30 days
If you have any questions or can no longer see the domain name in your registrar control panel, contact them to assist you in completing the renewal.
From: Expiry time + 30 days
To: Expiry time + 90 days
At this point the domain name will start appearing on our daily drop list. Our drop list consists of a list of any domain name within this period, with the exact date and time each will drop if they are not renewed.
If you renew your domain name during this period, it will be removed from the drop list the following day. If you have any questions or can no longer see the domain name in your registrar control panel, contact them to assist you in completing the renewal.
From: Expiry time + 90 days
To: Expiry time + 95 days
The domain name will continue to appear in the daily drop list and will be deleted at the date and time listed.
Expiry time + 95 days
Do you want to check your registrar details?
Use our domain name lookup tool to find out who your domain is registered with (your registrar) and how to contact them.