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Domain Registration Renewal



Renewing Your Domain

To renew the registration for a domain:

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Click Domains at the top of the page.
  3. From the list of domains, select the domain you wish to renew.
  4. To the right of the domain, click on the Renewal Options tab.
  5. Select Renew Now and click Save Changes
  6. Read over the payment options and make any needed changes.
  7. Click Pay Now to complete the process.

Using Auto-Renew for Your Domain

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Click Domains at the top of the page.
  3. From the list of domains, select the domain you wish to renew.
  4. To the right of the domain, click on the Renewal Options tab.
  5. Select the option you prefer and click Save Changes

Note: You may update the billing information on file by clicking the Profile tab at the top of the page.

When your domain expires, it will be set to Bluehost parking name servers meaning your domain will no longer resolve to your content, and you will no longer receive emails at that domain. You have up to 30 days to renew your domain registration before it falls into redemption.

After a domain has fallen into redemption, the registrar charges a fee to remove the domain name from redemption in addition to the renewal fee for the registration of the domain name. If redemption and renewal fees remain unpaid, the domain name is placed up for open auction to the highest bidder or released back to the public.

To keep your domain name registered while contemplating your hosting choices, you may log into your Bluehost control panel and renew just the domain name to avoid the redemption fee.

If you do not renew your hosting account, but you choose to keep your domain name(s) registered with Bluehost, you may continue to renew and manage your domain(s) directly from the Bluehost control panel. From the Domains tab, you may update the name servers and point your domain to the hosting provider of your choice.

For instructions on changing your domain's name servers, read:

For instructions on renewing your hosting account, read:

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