I seem to have lost communication to the domain entirely
The most likely cause of this issue when it arises for you is that your domain name has expired.
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.
Why do I Need to Know the Domain Expiration Date?
If you don’t know when your domain name expires, all the work and effort 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 makes it easier for you to place the opening bid when it is put up for auction.
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. Following that, there is a grace period during which the owner can repurchase the domain for a further “redemption price.” The domain is put up for auction if the owner doesn’t respond and doesn’t pay the 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.
WHOIS & MYNIC - How do they 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.