Why is it important to make sure I renew my domain?

If you don’t want to lose your domain name, it’s essential that you renew it before it expires. If not, you risk making it available for others to re-register, and this will be on a first come, first served basis.

Past Your Expiry Date



When you register a .UK domain name, you’ll be able to register it for a period of anything between 1 – 10 years. After this term has finished, you can renew your rights to it for another set period.

Renewing your domain takes place between you and your registrar (the company that is managing your domain name for you). They’ll probably email you before your renewal is due, to let you know which steps you need to follow to keep your domain name. If you don’t hear from them, make sure you get in touch with them to arrange renewal.

You may not necessarily need to wait until your expiry date to renew your domain name, so check with your registrar if you would like to renew your domain early.

You can find your domain’s expiry date, the registration status of your domain and look up your registrar’s details using our WHOIS lookup tool.

Use the Nominet WHOIS lookup tool