Payments for domains
In line with other domain resellers, domains must now be paid for in advance and domains not paid for will automatically cease.
How to correctly cease a domain
If you no longer wish to retain a web domain /domain name, you must inform Megganet at least 30 days before its renewal date. We require written confirmation or an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) from the policy holder / payee before we can cease a domain.
Services associated with domains which you will lose
If you have any services associated with your domain, you will lose all of them when a domain is lost. This list includes;
- All email accounts and email data associated with the domain.
- New email sent to the expired email addresses will bounce back to the sender.
- Any redirections on your site or email addresses.
- Any authentications your domain (DNS, TXT records) are used for.
This is not an exhaustive list and you may have other items connected to your website.
Megganet holds a number of registrations for charity’s which we do not charge for.
Change of mind
Once a domain is lost, the registration company may offer a few days remission period. If the domain is not paid for, they can use it themselves for their own purposes or auction it off. If they try to resell it you may have an opportunity to purchase it back usually for no less than £2500.00 plus a fee for Meggant investigating this issue and there is no guarantee we will be able to retrieve an expired domain name.
Client going into receivership
The responsibility for payment passes to the receiver.
If the domain is for a Limited Company which ceases to trade for any reason, within contract, we will not touch it until the company’s payment period expires. At that point, we reserve the right to use the domain for our own purposes, resell it (to any interested party’s including competitors), place a business cease notification on the web site or dispose of it as we see fit.
Domain no longer to be paid for by client
Megganet can take ownership of the domain and use it as we see best (as above).