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GoDaddy allows you to modify expiration date

Located in Domain Registrar Reviews, started by Windoms, Jan 27, 2020

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  1. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    Found that feature under the new domain manager.

    Renewal.JPG

    Has anyone used it?

    I tried to move one domain from 8/1/2020 to 9/1/2020 (+1month), the cost was $1.

    From 8/1/2020 to 2/1/2020 (+6 months), the cost was $6.

    Does it change the original registration date?
    Or is it just between the account holder and GD? Meaning does it revert to the old date if you change registrar.

    Renewal2.JPG


    What is ConsoliDate?
    With ConsoliDate you can consolidate the dates when your .com and .net domain names renew. It changes your renewal dates from your initial registration date to a date you select.

    The price for using ConsoliDate to change the renewal dates is based on each domain name you select and the number of months required per domain name to renew to the date you specify. To process a ConsoliDate request, it must include a minimum of one month.
     
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  2. DanSanchez

    DanSanchez Brokerage & Acquisitions Epik.com Staff VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It does not change the registration date, just the expiration month/year. Is there a particular reason why you wanted to do that? You are overpaying by 30% if you do this. Instead of $0.70 cents per month, you are paying $1.
     
  3. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    I've never tried it but in my case end of august is a great time to renew domains.

    If you change registrar, does it revert to the old expiration date?
     
  4. DanSanchez

    DanSanchez Brokerage & Acquisitions Epik.com Staff VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Right, but for $2.49 you could have added another year instead of just 6 months. The transfer would only extend the registration by another year regardless of where it currently ends.
     
  5. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It doesn't depend on registrar.
    Every registrar can do it via EPP command to Registry... but only some of them offer this feature to their customers...
     
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  6. Jurgen Wolf

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  7. pb

    pb Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Not very useful for domainers, but a "regular" domain holder who has just a few domains might find it handy to modify the expiration dates to the same day, at least that was the rationale behind implementing it at the registry iirc.

    [edit] A use case for a domainer could be when you have a lot of domains expiring soon and you don't have money, or don't want to spend on renewing them now, you can postpone it by a month by paying $1 apiece.
     
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  8. Don Gondon

    Don Gondon Established Member

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    I would certainly use this if my preferred registrars supported it. It would greatly simplify annual reviews, personal finances management, also it may be useful for tax purposes.
     
  9. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    What do you mean "it doesn't depend on registrar"?
     
  10. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If you change registrar, does it revert to the old expiration date?
    I just answered on your question.
     
  11. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent VIP Gold Account Trusted Blogger

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    In some long ago thread I recall that someone who had all of their domains at GD said they always consolidated all of their names so that the renewals are all in one month. I guess if you long hold names it could be convenient. I would not use it.
    Bob
     
  12. Windoms

    Windoms Established Member

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    So it doesn't change the original registration date.
    But if does change the expiration date, even if you change registrar.
    Right?
     
  13. Ryan217

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    I believe it's just a prorated extension of 1-11 months to push the expiration date to the month requested at the registry. But I've never actually done it so I may be wrong.
     
  14. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Right.
     
  15. Sutruk

    Sutruk Established Member

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    Thanks! I didn't know about this feature. It's a very interesting one :)
     
  16. Welberch

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    Oh wow. Good feature.
     

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