Here are step by step instructions on setting up the auto-renew feature at GoDaddy. Auto renewing a domain is a great way to assure you do not let your domain expire. With godaddy you can set up the auto-renew feature on a domain by domain basis. In other words you have to setup the renew for each one you have. Below are the steps to do just that. Be sure to double check what you did for each to assure it was saved.
There is however one caveat with the auto-renew. You cannot use a godaddy promo code if your domains are set to autorenew. To use the discount code you would need to renew before the domains are set to be paid for automatically. Therefore the safest thing to do is to set the auto-renew feature and pay about a month before they are due. In this case you will not lose the domain if you forget to pay earlier.
This simple feature will assure you do not lose a domain. Most expire in different months so assuring you login and check every month is not an easy thing to remember. Therefore if you setup the renew then you do not have to ever check, other than one particular setting you do need to check – read on to find out what.
Step 1, login to your account at godaddy. Next under the main menu item Domains you choose the option for domain management which is on the right side of all the options under management. See the option to the right.
Step 2, on the left hand menu under My Products you will see the sub menu for Domain Manager. This will launch a new window and the domain manager will list all of your domains that you have registered.
Step 3, each domain is highlighted, meaning it is blue and underlined. Click the highlighted domain you would like to set the auto-renew feature for. You will see an option for Auto Renew. In the graphic to the right it happens to be set to On, if this is the case then you are all set. If it is set to off then go ahead and click the Manage link.
Last step, check the box next to Automatically Renew Domains. Click the okay button and you are all set. Now your domain will auto-renew and you do not have to worry about it expiring.
Note about Auto Renew
Be sure to keep your payment information up to date. You may have it set to utilize your credit card or paypal. However if they are not up to date or your credit card has expired then they will not be able to complete the charge. In that case they will not be able to auto renew.