Learn what can happen to a domain name after you let it expire

Learn what can happen to a domain name after you let it expire

What can happen when your domain name expires? If a domain name is indexed by Google, and we have some links pointing to your domain name. These types of domain names have value, and they are interesting to SEO experts, domain name investors and scammers and spammers.

Remember that once you let your domain name expire, you can’t control the content that appears on that domain name. Lets say you posted your domain name on a forum, Quora or Facebook. Next to your post is your face with the URL pointing to this domain name. 3 years later you forget about all that, and you let your domain name expire. But people still might see this URL, click on it, expect your content and might arrive to what we call a bad website. This can be horrible for your company brand or your personal brand because the content is no longer controlled by you and can be anything from a porn site, viagra pills, fake watches or anything illegal that can’t utilize normal ways of acquiring website traffic like search engine optimization, search engine marketing, Google AdWrods, Facebook ads, etc.

Goran Duskic, founder and CEO at WhoAPI Inc. an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the hosting and domain industry explains what can happen to a domain name after you let it expire.

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  1. Ashok Srisenthuran on March 6, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Hi. I have a domain name which is not active but is hosted by groundsite. i bought this domain outright permanently. After it expires in hosting will I lose the ownership of the domain name?

  2. Maria Theresa Gonzales on March 6, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Is it still possible to buy my expired domain name ? I forgot to pay. … I didn’t intend to lose it. . .

  3. C Simmons on March 6, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Very useful; Learning every day. Thanks.

  4. Aitsam Qureshi on March 6, 2021 at 12:47 am

    my domain expired and i forget to renew it in redemption period. Is to possible for me to buy it again?

  5. opentechgirl on March 6, 2021 at 12:54 am

    You shared some good points which people do often consider….

  6. Sagar Jadhav on March 6, 2021 at 1:01 am

    So if I let it expire I won’t be charged from GoDaddy right ?

  7. saamia bukhari on March 6, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Thanks kindle tell how to pay domain fee

  8. Ionescu Dragos on March 6, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Thank you, useful