I usually do plan my renewals. Every month i check the domains that expire in the next 3 months and plan for their renewals. I check the renewal fees with the current registrar and decide if i need to transfer the domain elsewhere to save some bucks. Don’t be surprised some Registrars charge ridiculously high renewal prices.
I failed to do this last Dec. & Jan. A .org domain is up for renewal in the next 1 month. When i checked the renewal cost it is $35. Thats really pricey imho. It would have cost $7+ if i had moved it to another registrar. Never mind i am trying to move this now and lets see if the current registrar will allow me. If i am not wrong, if the domain is within 1 month of its expiry date registrars won’t allow the domain to move out. I simply want to try my luck.
Most registrars will send out the renewal notice only when the domains are within 1 month of its expiry date. Not sure if this is done so that the domains won’t be moved out and will be renewed at whatever ridiculous prices they charge. I feel cheated when this happens. But then this the reason why you have to plan your renewals in a timely manner.
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