10 years maximum domain renewal

Started by spinneren, Oct 13, 2022, 09:12 AM

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Hello everyone,

I possess a domain name that has been renewed up to January 18, 2032. I am contemplating transferring it to a different registrar but I am hesitant as I am unsure if the transfer will incur a loss of an additional year.
Do you happen to know if after the transfer, the domain name will typically renew until January 18, 2033? Considering the current year is 2022, does this imply that the total duration of ownership for the domain name would be less than 10 years?

Thank you.


The minimum registration period is one year, while the maximum period ranges from one to ten years. After the registration period expires, there is a 30-day renewal window where the owner can renew the domain at the usual cost. However, it's important to note that the renewal period may vary depending on the domain zone.

If the owner fails to renew the domain within the given time frame, the domain name either goes up for auction by the Domain Zone Administrator or enters the Recovery Period. During the Recovery Period, the domain name can still be restored, but at a recovery price that is 5-10 times higher than the original registration/renewal cost. The price is set individually by the administrator of each domain zone.

In case the domain is not restored, it will be removed from the registry and deemed as Pending Delete for around 5 days. During this period, restoration is impossible. Once the domain is removed, it will go back on sale.


The lifespan of each domain name is outlined in its registration regulations, and if the registration period expires without renewal, the domain name is temporarily blocked. After a certain period of time, the domain name is removed from the registry and becomes available for anyone to register. The registration period for each domain ranges from 1 to 10 years based on the zone.

If a domain name's registration period has ended, its operation is suspended. Even if a late payment is made, delayed renewal negatively affects the site's positioning. Therefore, it's imperative to renew the domain name on time and preferably for several years in advance, as allowed under the provider's terms of service.


In general, when you transfer a domain name to a different registrar, the expiration date typically remains the same. The transferred domain will continue to be valid until its original expiration date of January 18, 2032. Therefore, it should not result in a loss of an additional year. It is advisable to reach out to your current registrar or the potential new registrar for specific details about the transfer process and any potential changes to the expiration date.

When you transfer a domain name to a different registrar, the new registrar becomes responsible for managing and renewing the domain. In most cases, the expiration date of the domain should remain the same after the transfer. This means that if your domain is currently renewed until January 18, 2032, it should still be valid until that date even after transferring it to a new registrar.

In terms of the duration of ownership, if you have owned the domain since January 18, 2022, and it expires on January 18, 2032, then yes, the total duration of ownership would be less than 10 years. However, by transferring the domain to a new registrar, you can continue to renew and own it beyond January 18, 2032, as long as you stay up to date with the renewal process.

The maximum period for domain name registration and renewal can vary depending on the top-level domain (TLD) registry policies.

In general, most domain name registries allow for a maximum initial registration period of 10 years. This means that when you initially register a domain name, you can typically choose to register it for a maximum period of 10 years.

After the initial registration period, you can usually renew your domain name for additional periods of one year at a time. This means that even if you register your domain name for the maximum initial period of 10 years, you will need to renew it annually after that initial period.