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WHOIS monitor is our specialized monitor for tracking the expiration dates of domains.
This is done by fetching the publicly available WHOIS information.
A domain name is an easy-to-remember address for a website. It helps your visitors come back to it.
Choosing a good domain name is essential because it is the first thing users notice about your website. Browsers convert domain names to IP addresses which helps locate the computer the website is running on.
Domain monitoring is an essential part of a company's brand protection program. Companies such as Microsoft and Foursquare have been on the receiving end of accidental domain expiration because they forgot to renew their domains. It causes a loss of business and harms your brand.
The auto-renewal setting in the domain registrars solves this problem. Although, it might lead to the renewal of top-level domains you no longer want. WHOIS monitoring prevents the accidental expiration of your registered domains without forcing you to renew them.
Alternatively, you can also use the WHOIS monitor to keep track of domains not owned by you and buy them when the registration expires and the domain is out of the grace period.
After your domain expires, it goes through several stages. First, your host company will contact you to renew it. You can renew the domain within 30 days without paying a penalty fee.
There is also a grace period during which you can repurchase and maintain ownership but pay an additional redemption fee. The registrar auctions the domain if you do not get in touch during the grace period.
If no one buys the domain during the auction, it goes back to the registry, and anyone can buy it in the open market.
Add a Pinger Man WHOIS check for monitoring your domain. Pinger Man checks the expiration date of your domain every 24 hours and sends you a reminder 30 days (configurable) before the domain expiry date. The monitor is marked as down.
When you renew your domain or transfer it to another provider, the expiry date exceeds the 30-day reminder period. The next time Pinger Man checks your domain's registration information, it will see a new expiration date. The monitor comes Up, and Pinger Man sends a notification to your email address.
We support Bulk importing of WHOIS monitors.