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How to Prevent Downtime Due to Expired Domains

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Chris John

Your website is like a virtual storefront that’s always open for business. But just like a physical store, it requires some maintenance to keep those digital doors wide open. One critical aspect is ensuring your domain name (the web address people use to find your site) is up-to-date. Let’s break it down and see how you can avoid the headache of website downtime.

Check Your Domain Renewal Date

Your domain name has an expiration date, just like a driver’s license. Make sure you know when it expires. Circle the date on your calendar, set a recurring reminder up on your phone, or enable auto-renewal with your domain registrar. This simple step prevents your domain from slipping away.

Update Payment Info

The credit card or payment method you used to register your domain should be current. Expired payment details can lead to renewal failures. If your card has changed, update the payment info to ensure a smooth renewal process.

Verify Contact Information

Your domain registrar uses your contact info for important notifications. Check that it’s still accurate. If you’ve changed your email or moved, update your contact details to stay in the loop.

Add Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Think of 2FA as an extra lock on your digital front door. Even if someone gets your login details, 2FA keeps them out of your domain settings. Enable it for added security.

Review Access Permissions

Take a look at who has access to your domain settings. If old collaborators or marketing partners had access, make sure they no longer do. Change your password to make your account more secure and remove anyone who shouldn’t be there.

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If you’re concerned about downtime, consider hosting your site with Websolve Marketing. We’re always watching your site, 24/7. We run website status checks every 60 seconds so we know the moment your site goes down. Our monitoring catches issues, like domain expiration, before they affect your site. Contact us today.