You can renew your registered domain name to extend the validity period of the domain name. Renew your domain name before it expires to ensure its normal operations.

Background information

Before your domain name expires, Alibaba Cloud sends an email or text message notification to remind you to renew your domain name in time. Generally, you have a 30-day renewal grace period after the domain name expires. Renew your domain name within the renewal grace period. Otherwise, the domain name enters the redemption period. During the redemption period, you must pay a higher price to redeem the domain name. For more information, see Redeem a domain name.

Time for resuming the domain name resolution

If you do not renew your domain name before it expires, the resolution of your domain name may be suspended by the registrar at any time based on related regulations published by the domain name administration, and your website will be inaccessible.

If you renew your domain name within 30 days after it expires (28 days for .hk domain names), the resolution of your domain name will resume within a certain period of time.
  • Domain names that use Alibaba Cloud DNS servers: The resolution will resume within 24 hours after the domain name is renewed.
  • Domain names that do not use Alibaba Cloud DNS servers: The resolution will resume within 24 to 48 hours after the domain name is renewed.
We recommend that you renew your domain name before it expires to ensure the continuity of your business.

Procedure

Note For more information about the renewal prices of common domain names, see Domain Name Service Product Price Overview. The renewal price of a premium domain name is subject to the price returned by the domain name registrar in real time. The domain name registrar occasionally releases promotion policies. The preferential prices of domain names only appear on the order settlement page. Therefore, the renewal prices on the renewal order page prevail.
  1. Log on to the Alibaba Cloud Domains console with the Alibaba Cloud account of the domain name and its password.
  2. Go to the order renewal page in one of the following ways:
    • Renew a single domain name

      On the Domain Name List page, click the To Be Renewed tab. Find the domain name that you want to renew and click Renew in the Action column.

    • Renew multiple domain names at a time

      On the Domain Name List page, click the To Be Renewed tab. Select multiple domain names that you want to renew and select Bulk Renew.

  3. Select the domain names to be renewed and the renewal duration, and then click Bulk Purchase.
    Note View the current price on the page for the actual renewal price. If the renewal price is higher than the initial purchase price, it may be due to the promotional discount for the initial purchase. The discount does not apply to the renewal.
  4. Read and agree to the terms of service, and then click Pay.
  5. Select a payment method, and then click Pay. The renewal is finished after the payment is completed.

Results

Go to the Alibaba Cloud WHOIS lookup page. Query the expiration time of the domain name to verify that the domain name is renewed.