Guidelines: Renew a domain

You can choose whether you want to renew your domains automatically or manually. The renewal is instant and cannot be cancelled. Domains that are not renewed at the expiry date enter a deletion process. The process can be stopped at any time while the domain still remains in the database.

Autorenewal

  • Activate automatic renewal on the registrar web by setting ‘Automatic renewal’ to ‘Enabled’.
  • Each domain will be renewed on its expiry date. Your balance must cover the fee for all domains that are due on any given date. If the balance is insufficient, the domains expire and the deletion process begins.
  • If you want to adjust the renewal period, you have to perform a manual renewal. The maximum period is 12 months, the minimum period is 1 month. The price is the same regardless.
  • If you do not wish to renew a domain, you must withdraw from it. You must do this at the very latest on the expiry date to avoid getting charged for the renewal.

Manual renewal

  • Activate manual renewal on the registrar web by setting ‘Automatic renewal’ to ‘Disabled’.
  • Domains are renewed with the EPP command renew.
  • You can set the renewal period to less than 12 months. The minimum period is 1 month. The price is the same regardless.
  • You may renew a domain up to 1 month before the expiry date. The new period is added to the expiry date, which is adjusted immediately.
  • If you do not renew the domain, a 90 day long deletion process starts automatically. Notifications are sent to the holder (email and letter) and the contacts (email).
  • You can renew the domain throughout the entire deletion process. Only when the domain has been deleted from Norid’s database is it too late.

Some examples

  1. Eksempeldomene.no expires on 3 May 2012. The registrar renews the domain on 5 April 2012 and the expiry date is immediately moved 365 days ahead to 3 May 2013.
  2. Eksempeldomene.no expires on 3 May 2012. The domain is not renewed and is 2 months into the deletion process when the registrar renews it. The expiry date is immediately moved 365 days ahead to 3 May 2013.
  3. Eksempeldomene.no expires on 3 May 2012. The domain is not renewed and is 2 months into the deletion process when the registrar renews it for 6 new months. The expiry date is immediately moved 183 days ahead to 3 November 2012.
  4. Leap year: If the renewal period includes the leap year date, the period is 366 days.

Last updated 16 August 2017