Reminder to renew
It is important to remember that your domain name comes up for renewal, usually every year. Longer term options are also available, up to 10 years, which you can discuss with your .ie accredited Registrar, where you would have originally bought your domain.
To check when your domain is due for renewal, type your domain name into the search box at the bottom of this page. If you view the ‘Full WHOIS information’, the field ‘Renewal Date’ will show the date for renewal.
Forgetting to renew your domain could have a big impact on you and your business as your website and email will stop working, and you could lose your domain name.
Renewing with your Registrar
Don’t worry, you will be prompted to renew your domain in the lead up to its renewal date by your Registrar. You can contact them directly with any queries you may have.
If you search for your domain name in the search box below, the ‘Full WHOIS information’ will show you who your .ie domain is registered with. Your Registrar will be listed beside ‘Account Name’.
If your domain was previously registered directly with us, please read this information notice which gives a full overview of the transfer of direct registrants to a .ie accredited Registrar.
Quick and easy auto-renew
You can also choose to renew your domain automatically which will ensure that you never miss a domain renewal. It can be easy to overlook renewal reminder emails, so auto-renew ensures you never run the risk of missing your renewal date and losing your domain, website and email. If you would like to avail of this option, talk to your Registrar directly and they can set it up for you. If you decide to auto-renew, you will still be notified by email when your renewal is due and before payment is taken.
To renew your domain, you need to pay the renewal fee to your registrar. Before your domain comes up for renewal, your registrar will notify you. So make sure all the contact details you provided are correct. You should follow your registrar’s domain name renewal process. Once the payment is made, your registrar can renew your domain. For more information, please contact your registrar about their renewal terms and conditions.
If you receive notification from your registrar that your domain is due for renewal and you do not renew it your registrar will not renew the domain name on your behalf. This could result in your domain name being deleted. For further information about domain renewals please contact your registrar.
To check when your domain is due for renewal, type your domain name into the WHOIS search box at the top of this page. The field ‘Renewal Date’ will show the date for renewal. Your domain will completely expire 70 days after its renewal date.
If the renewal date of the domain name has passed and the domain has not yet expired it means that the domain is currently making its way through the Non-Renewal Process (NRP). Domains enter NRP if payment is not received by the day after the renewal date (renewal date plus 1 day). The Administrative Contact will be contacted by email to inform them that the deletion process has begun for the domain name. Domains enter NRP on the next day after their renewal date. Domains are suspended on renewal date + 40 days and will be deleted from the .ie database on renewal date +70 days. Please note payment can be made at any point up to the ultimate deletion at renewal date +70 days.
The most common reason for a domain name to be suspended is non-payment of the renewal fee. A domain will be suspended on the 40th day after the renewal date has passed if the fee remains unpaid. When suspended, the domain name is still registered to the current holder, but does not have any functionality. This means that your website and emails will not operate. The suspension period lasts for an additional 30 days, after which your domain will be deleted. Payment of the renewal fee will still be accepted up to the point of deletion, which will occur 30 days after the suspension date. After deletion, the domain name is removed from the .ie database and becomes available to the general public for re-registration on a first come first served basis.
Yes, if your application expires, your documents will need to be provided again.