Domain expired and i want to renew

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  • #836396

    auxclass
    Member

    I doubt your account has been hacked.

    My best estimate is that your domain name expired and someone else has registered it. Domain Mapping and Domain Registration are two different (but they are related) charges and need to be renewed separately.

    The Staff can look at more information than I can and should be able to tell you what happened.

    #836422

    geekgirl707
    Member

    I haven’t heard anything from WP staff about the problem (but my domain email connected w/the expired domain isn’t working). Any suggestions? I see my domain got snagged by someone. I guess I don’t really care about the old domain because I was going to change my blog anyway, but does this mean my posts are lost forever?

    Also, I’m not sure what my DNS name server format should be to get my email back… any advice?
    Thanks in advance- d;)

    #836423

    auxclass
    Member

    Your content should be safe and hidden under your original blog name – you should be able to set the Primary domain back to your base blog

    Dashboard >> Store >> Domains >> change the Primary back to your blog.

    then your friends should be able to see your content – your email however goes with the domain name so that is gone unless you can get the domain name back from the squatter.

    If you ever hear back from the Staff you can also ask them to remove the Domain Mapping so your original URL will display.

    #836424

    macmanx
    Staff

    Would you like me to remove geekgirl415.com from your account?

    #836425

    motre
    Member

    If the email was NOT [something]@geekgirl415.com then it should still be safe, wherever you had the email. But if you did have it at that domain you previously owned, then the new owner of the domain can receive email addressed that way.

    Yes, undo the domain mapping as auxclass suggests to re-open the original geekgirl415.wordpress.com blog. The posts should be there. Then maybe you could register geekgirl415.net and go with that. Or whatever suits your new blogging direction.

    #836426

    sfsocial
    Member

    Many hello’s from the UK!

    I bought (and automatically renewed in Feb) my domain name (www.southseafoodsocial.co.uk) through http://www.123-reg.co.uk, my wordpress domain mapping expired so i renewed it via paypal $12). Do you know what the next steps are? Have shot contact an email but no response. Cheers!

    Charlie.

    #836427

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you have renewed it and recieved the receipt, that’s all you have to do.

    #836428

    auxclass
    Member

    @sfsocial – it looks like your domain name renewal worked fine but something went wrong with the domain mapping – the staff will need to look at your account / blog to see what happened – I have flagged this also for staff attention.

    The name servers are set correctly.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    #836429

    macmanx
    Staff

    sfsocial, it looks like you might have renewed too late, so no subscription record was created.

    I have refunded the renewal you paid. Please try adding the domain again via Store -> Domains in your blog’s Dashboard.

    #836431

    sfsocial
    Member

    Very kind of you macmanx. Silly question though; do I have to pay the $12 again to map it?

    #836432

    auxclass
    Member

    @sfsocial – yes you will need to pay the $ 12– again – but since @macmanx has refunded the original $ 12- you only pay a total of $ 12– – from what I have seen in the forum in the past the refund can take a few days to show up on your statement.

    #836433

    sfsocial
    Member

    All done! I am really impressed by the friendliness and speed of support I have received! Many thanks to all of you, much appreciated.

    #836438

    geekgirl707
    Member

    Thank you all for the info provided after my last question. I already removed the email for my old domain. I’ll see if I can get it all back up and know that I can come here for the answers!!
    d;)

    #836439

    geekgirl707
    Member

    Okay- I do have 2 more questions.

    1 – GoDaddy and it’s affiliates have absconded with my domain http://www.geekgirl415.com
    The fact that they do this to innocent bloggers irks me and now I want to get it back just for the point of it. But I’m not going to be extorted for it. Anyone ever win this battle?

    2 – My domain is switched back to the geekgirl415.wordpress domain, but I did renew my Geekgirl415.com thru WP when I first became aware of the issue. It’s weird because it still says “Expiring” but the expiration date is Jan 2014. So I guess I need a refund. Charges to my account are $25 and $7 to WP.

    Thanks!

    #836491

    melindagore
    Member

    Hi my domain name expired in February. Not seeing anyone owns it. Can you help me renew it. http://www.goremissions.com. WordPress support is still disabled. Any help is appreciated.

    #836492

    macmanx
    Staff

    geekgirl707, 1. Not many folks have won that battle, unless you own a registered trademark or copyright.

    2. I sent a refund on that as requested.

    melindagore, the domain goremissions.com expired on February 24 and is currently in redemption. This means that the domain is deactivated, but has not yet been fully released. During this time, you can still renew this domain, but the process is more complicated than a regular renewal.

    If you’d like to renew your ownership of this domain, you have several options:

    1) We can renew the domain for you through our registrar. This costs $97, which includes $17 for the domain and an additional cost of $80 for a late renewal. We have no control over this additional cost, as it is levied on us by our domain registrar.

    2) Try to register the domain through a domain back-ordering service, such as Pool (Registering starts at $60 with Pool) http://pool.com/

    3) Wait until the domain is out of redemption and becomes available for registration again. Then, you can register it again for the regular price of $17. This would run the risk of the domain being registered by someone else before you, or the domain not being released for registration at all. The exact redemption period and the release of the domain are at the discretion of our domain registrar and we can’t control it.

    If you want to have the best chance of getting your domain back, your best bet would be the first option. If you choose this option, please reply to this email letting us know. We will then send you a request for payment via PayPal and will contact our registrar on your behalf, asking to restore the domain.

    Please note that time is of the essence here. Because your domain is very close to being cancelled, it may no longer be possible to recover it. If you pay for renewal and we are unable to recover the domain, you will be fully refunded.

    #836499

    Hi. My domain also accidentally expired in February. It is twistandshouttheclown.com

    It is mapped to twistandshouttheclown.wordpress.com

    Can someone help me get it renewed to my wordpress blog?

    Thanks very much! Mark

    #836500

    timethief
    Member

    @twistandshouttheclown
    I have flagged this thread for Staff attention. Please read this very carefully > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/domain-expired-and-i-want-to-renew/page/2?replies=37#post-864163

    #836501

    @timethief,
    Thanks! I definitely do want to do option 1, the $97 option.

    “1) We can renew the domain for you through our registrar. This costs $97, which includes $17 for the domain and an additional cost of $80 for a late renewal. We have no control over this additional cost, as it is levied on us by our domain registrar…. If you choose this option, please reply to this email letting us know. We will then send you a request for payment via PayPal and will contact our registrar on your behalf, asking to restore the domain.”

    It says I need to “reply to this email” — will an email be sent to me — or does this Forum post cover that?

    Thanks again!! Mark

    #836502

    macmanx
    Staff

    Mark, this is fine.

    I have sent a request for $97 to the email address on your account. Please let us know as soon as you have sent payment.

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