Whether by accident or purposely not renewing domain names, owners will neglect to renew them if they are careless.
Have you ever forgotten to renew a domain or lost ownership of domain names?
I can’t say that I have personally had the experience of losing ownership of a domain name due to inaccurate contact information or credit card information on file for the domain or outright theft.
However, I’ve read many stories where owners have committed the following errors:
- forgotten to update their contact information
- forgotten to update their credit card information for an expired credit card
- did not enable or set their domains to auto-renew
- turned off their renewal notification emails
You name it, and I’ve read or know someone who has experienced it at one point in the many years of owning and developing domain names into viable businesses.
I often receive an email inquiring about a lost domain name that an inquirer states they were the previous owner.