How Do I Revalidate an Expired Domain?

Validation of a domain name expires after 820 days, after which it must be revalidated. Here’s how to renew an expired domain validation, so you and your team members can continue ordering certificates from

  1. Go to the Domains tab in your user account and identify the expired validation.
    Expired domain
  2. Click the Add button.
    Add button
  3. Enter the domain name and click the Save button.
    Enter domain name
  4. You should see an alert that the domain name has been added, and a status of Pending Validation for the domain.
    Pending Validation
  5. Select the checkbox to the left of the domain name and choose a domain validation (DV) method (cname/file upload or email code). (Please see our domain validation FAQ for full details of the available methods.)
    Choose domain validation method
  6. Continue the domain validation process via your chosen method.
    email validation
  7. After validation is complete, your domain should show 820 days remaining before revalidation is required.
    820 days remaining
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