Auto-Renew Only Domains

Certain domain names are auto-renew only. They do not have an “Add Years” button on their domain control panel. These auto-renew only domains cannot be renewed by manually placing a renewal order.

To renew such domains, the domain’s auto-renew setting must be enabled prior to the “Auto-renew by” or “Delete by” date.  If the auto-renew setting is disabled on this auto-renew deadline, then the registrant will immediately lose the domain name, regardless of how much time remains on the registration.

It is recommended that the auto-renew setting be left enabled on these domain names, unless the registrant chooses to discontinue renewing the domain.

On the deadline, if the domain is not auto-renewed through the setting described above, it will go into a redemption period, during which it can usually be recovered for an additional fee.

List of auto-renew only domain types (TLDs)

All of the following domain types (TLDs) are auto-renew only.  Each auto-renew only TLD in the list below is followed by a number of days.  The auto-renew deadline takes place that many days before the domain’s listed expiration date:

TLD Renew By (Days before expiry)
jp 10
at 4
be 3
ch 10 3
fr 10 3
li 10 3
nl 3 3
pl 3
tk 3
de 1
it 11
jobs -42
es 12
tm -42 10 10 10 10
pe 10
voting 42

* .it Renewal Rules:
1. Unlike the others, the deadline for .IT domains occurs after the expiration date.  This is why it’s listed with a negative number of days.

**.jp Renewal Rules:
1. The expiration date is set to the last day of the month in which the domain was created.
2. The “Auto Renew by” date is set to 10 days before the last day of that same month.

.jp Example:
Registered: 02/06/2016 (assuming 1 year registration)
Registry and CSS system expiration date: 02/28/2017
Auto-Renew by: 02/18/2017

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