Wondering why renew a domain name?
Well, it simply prevents expiration of your domain name.
Forgetting to renew your domain name before it expires can have a huge impact on you and your business as everything connected to your domain will stop working immediately it expires. Someone else can even register your non-renewed domain names after they might have expired.
If you've registered your domain name at namecheap.com, you can autorenew, renew it before it expires and you can also reactivate it after it might have expired provided it is still available for registration.
I recommend Namecheap for Nigerians because the site is very easy to use and it also accept most of Nigerian ATM/debit cards. I have used my GTB NairaMastercard, UBA Visa AfriCard and Access bank Visa Card to make payments on the site. The site also accepts payment with Paypal account opened in Nigeria.
Renewing Namecheap domain names is very easy. Just follow me through the steps below:
==> Log in to your account at namecheap.com
==> Click on your username - it will be on the black bar located at the top of the page
==> Click on Manage Domains
==> Click on the domain name you wish to renew
==> Scroll down the page and click "Add More Years to Domain" link in the left side menu
==> Click OK to confirm that you want to add more years to the domain name. You will be redirected to the shopping cart
==> Select the number of years you wish to renew your domain for and proceed with the checkout by clicking on the "confirm order" button
==> You will be redirected to a page where you can select your payment option: secure card payment, PayPal and namecheap account funds. Select your desired payment option and click "continue"
If payment is successful, the specified number of years will be added to your domain name.
If the domain name is expiring within the next 30 days or less, you can renew it by clicking on "Renew Now" red flag next to the domain name in your domains list.
If your domain has already expired, click "Reactivate Domains" on the left side menu after clicking on "Manage Domains".