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Three reasons to renew your domain names for five years

Andrew Moore-Crispin on April 17, 2012
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At Hover, we make it easy to renew your domain names, whether for a year, five years or 10 years. There are certain benefits to renewing domain names for longer than one year at a time. Here are a few.

1- No renewal hassles

When you renew your domain for longer than the standard year, you won’t need to remember to renew it for a long time to come.

When your domain does finally come up to renewal, we will of course let you know. You can control how and when we do so in the settings section of your domain and email management tools under your account. Make sure you keep a current email address on file so you don’t miss these important renewal notices.

2- It might help with SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is as much an art as it is a science. There’s no hard and fast answer to the question does the length of a domain registration term affect the way search engines perceive its value and legitimacy?

That said, a Google patent suggests that the search giant might already be taking domain expiration date into consideration when ranking sites. As any SEO expert will tell you, every little bit helps and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

3- You’ll never lose your domain

If you’ve ever missed renewing a domain name, you’ll know that sinking feeling all too well. Renewing for more than a year at a time makes losing your valuable domain names much less likely.

You don’t have to wait until your domain names are about to expire; you can renew at any time. Use the domain and email management tools in your Hover account to renew your domains. Check out Hover Domain Renewal and you can renew without having to log in.