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How to Check Domain Expiration Date

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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How to Check Domain Expiration Date

When your domain name is getting close to its expiration date, it may enter the Renewal Due status up to 90 days beforehand. You may avoid losing your domain by constantly checking the expiration date.

You may check the expiration date of your domain here:

  • For All Domains Name> WHOIS
  • For .my / .com.my / .net.my / .org.my> MYNIC

You now know how to find out when a domain will expire. The following frequently asked questions may help you understand your uncertainties about the domain’s expiration date:

1. What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a string of characters used to identify a domain of administrative autonomy, authority, or power on the internet. The domain name is used for application-specific naming and addressing in a variety of networking settings. A domain name typically identifies a network domain or an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, like the computer we use to access the Internet, a server that hosts websites, the actual website, or some other internet-based service. Examples include.com,.net,.edu,.org, etc.

2. Why do I Need to Know the Domain Expiration Date?

Think about it: if you don’t know when your domain name expires, all the time and work you’ve put into building your brand could be in vain if you let it. Even if you currently control the domain, if you don’t take security measures, ownership could simply disappear. You must continuously be aware of the expiration date to prevent this problem.

On the other hand, you’ll want to know as soon as the expiration date approaches if you are aware of a “dead site” with a catchy domain name or if you simply want to keep track of specific domains. This enables you to place the opening bid when it comes up.

3. What Happens When a Domain Name Expires?

There are a few steps to do after the expiration date. The hosting firms would first likely make many invoicing efforts to renew the domain before contacting the owner. If the owner does not get in touch and does not pay the charge, then the domain is put up for auction. After that, there is a grace period where the owner can repurchase the name tied up with an additional “redemption fee.” If the auction period expires with no purchases made, it will be re-added to the registry where anybody can make an open market purchase.

4. How do the Tools (as Mentioned above) Work?

Both WHOIS and MYNIC are straightforward tools. To check the domain expiration date, simply copy/paste the domain name into the text box and hit Enter. If the domain has not yet been registered or has an expiration date, the checker will inform you of this.

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