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Turn on auto-renew

Your domain name is super important. So we make sure the renewal process is super easy.

Sign in to your Hover account. If you have multiple domains, you’ll see a list. Simply click the “Renew” option next to the domain you wish to renew. Then, set the number of years you want to renew for and check out. We also recommend that you turn on auto-renew.

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If you can’t access your Hover account but need to renew your domain name, we’ve got you covered. Simply enter your domain in the search bar below, and we’ll walk you through the process.

Once you’re able to access your account again, we recommend turning on auto-renew.

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The easiest way to ensure your domain(s) renews every year is to turn on auto-renew.

Sign in to your Hover account and click on the relevant domain name. Then toggle on the Auto-renew option in the left “Details” menu. You’ll be asked to confirm your choice.

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Need a domain? Start by registering a domain name. Or transfer your domain in.

Want to renew multiple domain names at once?

No problem. When you sign in to your Hover account, you’ll see your list of domain names. Simply click the checkbox to the left of any domain you wish to renew.

Once the relevant domains are selected, find the “Bulk Actions” drop-down menu on the right and select “Renew” or better yet, “Auto-renew.” Then, check out.

Bulk pricing discounts

Transfer a bunch of domains, get a break. Perfect for domainers, agencies and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

*Discount amount is off the renewal price per domain per year

in your Account
10-24 25-49 50-99 100-199 200-299 300-399 400+
per domain/year
$0.25 $0.50 $1.00 $2.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00
in your Account
per domain/year
10-24 $0.25
25-49 $0.50
50-99 $1.00
100-199 $2.00
200-299 $3.00
300-399 $4.00
400+ $5.00

Thanks for choosing us, again!

We’re happy you chose us, and thrilled you’re sticking with us. You can count on us for an awesome domain experience. Our smart yet simple tools save you time, and our support team has your back. If you have feedback to help us improve, we’d love to hear from you.

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Got domain name transfer questions? We've got answers.

Can I just let Hover automatically renew my domains?

You bet! In fact, we recommend that you set your domains to auto-renew so you don’t have to worry about missing a reminder, forgetting to renew a domain, and having your website go offline. We’ll send you a few reminders in the weeks and days before your renewal date to make sure you aren’t surprised when it’s renewed.

What happens if my domain expires?

If your domain expires, any associated services (like a website or email) will stop working. Once expired, most domains enter a 34-day grace period, during which they can still be renewed from your Hover control panel without any additional fees. After the grace period, the domain is returned to the domain registry, where it enters the redemption phase.

During the redemption phase, we can attempt to redeem your domain, but there is a redemption fee in addition to your renewal fee. Also, the redemption period varies depending on the domain extension (.com, .org, etc.). For these reasons, we highly recommend setting your domains to auto-renew.

Do I have to pay for my domain name every year?

Domains are priced on a per-year basis. You can choose to renew your domain for more than one year at a time, if you like. This allows you to pay up front for multiple years of registration. Alternatively, you can turn on auto-renew for your domain, so Hover can automatically renew it and process payment every year, no action required on your part.

Can you renew an expired domain?

In most cases, yes, as long as the domain is in its “grace” or “redemption” period. Once a domain expires, it enters a grace period. For most domains, this period lasts 34 days. During the grace period, you can renew your domain from within your Hover account through the usual process. When the grace period has passed, the domain enters a redemption period and is returned to the registry. Once it’s in the redemption phase, you can usually redeem the domain by paying a $175 redemption fee, plus your renewal cost. Often, the redemption period is 30 days, but this depends upon the specific domain extension (.com, .org, .etc). Each registry sets its own rules about the lifecycle of their domains. If you want to reclaim a domain name that's in redemption, please reach out to our support team. If you want to avoid paying the redemption fee, you can instead wait until your domain is released back to the market to re-register it. However, there is a risk that someone else could register the domain before you do.

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