Automatic Renewal at Gandi

This is an article about a specific aspect of domain name renewal.

Domain names are not automatically renewed at Gandi unless you have specifically activated that service. If you have not enabled automatic renewal on your domain name (and you don't renew manually), you will not be charged, your domain registration will expire, and your domain name will be deleted. The deletion time after the expiration date varies from 1 to 65 days, depending on the TLD (extension).

Fortunately, automatic renewal is possible using your prepaid account.

How to activate automatic renewal

It is very simple to activate automatic renewal for a domain: you just need to click on the icon to the right of your domain name in your control panel. When the auto-renewal is active, the icon is green: .

Deactivation is just as simple: click on the icon again.

Only the Owner, Administrative, and Billing contacts on a given domain have the ability to activate automatic renewal. The Technical contact does not have this ability. See contact rights.

How does it work?

Automatic renewal occurs 31 days before the expiration date of the domain, and you will be notified by e-mail. Once auto-renew is activated on a domain, all you need to do is credit your prepaid account (an e-mail reminder will be sent to you if your prepaid account balance is not enough to cover the renewal).

Using your prepaid account to automatically renew your domain names

Since Gandi does not store your credit card information, automatic renewals are made via your Gandi prepaid account.

You must have a prepaid account with sufficient credit for autorenew to work (don't forget to account for tax).

For more information, see Automatic renewal via prepaid account.

Last modified: 10/23/2013 at 09:55 by Ryan A. (Gandi)