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The default payment plan for Wix domain subscriptions is autorenewal. If your domain is on a yearly renewal cycle, the payment will be attempted two days before the anniversary of your original payment. If the initial payment attempt fails, your domain name will expire on the anniversary of your original payment and your Wix site will no longer be accessible through the domain name.

Even though the domain name will have expired, the Wix domain subscription will remain active and our system will continue to attempt to collect payment. If payment is made successfully within the 30 day grace period, your domain name will be reactivated.


If payment is not made within the 30 day grace period, your domain name will be cancelled and will enter a redemption period lasting approximately 35 days. The redemption period is designed to give domain owners one last chance to retain their domain name before it becomes publicly available, however the cost of retrieving a domain during the redemption period is high ($250).


We strongly advise that users try to resolve payment issues before the domain enters the redemption period.


If you are unsure why your payments have, please contact us and we will assist you.

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  • correlliful

    Replied by correlliful May 2, 2014

    I am not entirely sure what happened to a domain I owned - liveingranbury.com , under 'Live in Granbury.' Can you check on what happened to it for me? I'm not sure who else to contact other than this thread.

    • rony Wix Team

      Replied by rony May 2, 2014

      I can see that your premium package has been cancelled due to payment issues. In order to reinstate you premium features you just need to upgrade your site again.
      To upgrade your site, please go to My Account > click Upgrade your site under the site you want to upgrade.
      You can find all the information regarding the premium packages here.
      Please note that we never remove/destroy websites.  If you go back from premium to free you’ll simply have your original Web address and Wix ads but you will still have full control of your site.
      Rony WixTeam
  • fairleygoodman

    Replied by fairleygoodman May 1, 2014

    Hi, I have switched bank accounts recently and I guess the renewal failed, I go to update the information with my new card and it says "This purchase failed due to the following reason: This transaction has been declined"

    Can you check what is going on here please? my account email is under giganticj12@yahoo.com url i have is http://www.chicotc.com 


    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan May 1, 2014

      The payment was not for the domain, it was for the premium upgrade. Cancelled packages cannot be renewed, simply make a new purchase instead.

    • fairleygoodman

      Replied by fairleygoodman May 1, 2014

      Maybe I am not doing this correctly?

      I am clicking on manage/edit site, then Site actions: connect domain, I am choosing my yearly payment option and putting in my card information but it continues to say this transaction has been declined.



    • Leah Wix Team

      Replied by Leah May 2, 2014

      Dear Jordan,


      The transaction was declined and we are not able to give an exact reason for this due to the fact that the decision was made by the issuing bank with a very general error message. 

      This means that only you, as the customer, can contact them for an explanation since there could be a number of reasons for the decline.  
      Please note that without an inquiry being made to them, there is unfortunately not anything that we can do to assist you at this time.  
      Once we have complete details we will be able to understand the situation in it's entirety and be able to help you resolve the situation so that you may complete your purchase.
      When contacting the issuer of your credit card,  please let them know that you attempted to place the order and give them the exact date and approximate time this was done.  
      You will need to speak to them about this specific transaction not just the account or card in general.  
      Should the resulting answer be something that is within our control, please let us know by sharing those details with us and we will immediately look into the matter.
      We hope you find this information helpful, but should you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact us.
      Sincerely, Leah Wix Team
  • lashaemitchell08

    Replied by lashaemitchell08 April 25, 2014

    It has said the domain Is expired I put in my new billing info but nothing happens it says the new billing date is for April 17, 2014 that date has passed and of course your office is closed. I opted for auto renew and yet it still expired and nothing is working on your site. I have customer that go on my site and this is a major is that I need fixed ASAP.

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat April 25, 2014

      Hi lashaemitchell08,


      Thank you for contacting Wix support.

      I checked your site lovejunkieboutique.com and I can see that both the domain and the premium plans are active and I was able to visit the live site on my end without any difficulties.

      Please elaborate regarding the difficulties you are experiencing on your end.


      Thanks and we await your reply




      Anat - Wix Team
  • celinewulms

    Replied by celinewulms April 23, 2014

    Good morning, I received an email that my payment failed. I changed my credit card information BUT today  got a message that even with that change my domain expired. How can that happen? Can this be fixed as my website needs to be up and running. 

    Domain Name: faceartbyceline.com
    ID: 4940554


    Thanks, C. 




    • Alina Wix Team

      Replied by Alina April 23, 2014


      Please note that the payment for the domain service is currently being declined by your credit card provider.

      Please contact your bank to find out the reason for the decline or add an alternate card.

      You can change your credit card number, billing name and billing address simply by entering Wix.com -> My Account -> Manage Premium -> Under Packages click on Manage -> Next to Payment method click on Update Payment Method. 

      You can find more information here .


      Alina, Wix Support Team
  • Cover Me

    Replied by Cover Me April 21, 2014

    Hi my domain had expired but I made the payment and now my site won't open. How can this be fixed?


    Cover Me
    • Cover Me

      Replied by Cover Me April 21, 2014

      my domain name is freeyourmindtobooks.com


      Cover Me
    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso April 21, 2014


      I have visited your site: http://www.freeyourmindtobooks.com/ , your site loads perfectly from my end.

      Please follow the steps below:

      1. Open your browser to a blank page. Close any Wix pages that are open.
      2. Clear your browser's cache and cookies of "Everything". You can find step-by-step instructions here.
      3. Restart your browser and then log into your Wix account and try again. 


      Dina-Wix Team.

  • caglarkemerli

    Replied by caglarkemerli April 12, 2014


    ID: 85a66a7

    My domain reneval process was failed, there was something wrong with my credit card.

    I fixed it and the bank notified me that money was taken by wix afterwards.

    Its still seeming to be expired?



    • Yotam Wix Team

      Replied by Yotam April 12, 2014


      I can see your domain working properly on my end.

      While browsing on the web, your computer and browser stores various information. This build up of information can sometimes cause conflict.

      Please clear your browser's cache. You can find step by step instructions here.

      If the issue persists please contact us immediately.

      Yotam Wix Team
  • caliluv101

    Replied by caliluv101 April 9, 2014

    I settled my outstanding balance but my site still doesn't come up when it is visited.  Please advise.

    • debora Wix Team

      Replied by debora April 10, 2014



      I´ve checked your account and your site is online under the url http://www.calilovelax.com/.


  • leisarandall

    Replied by leisarandall April 9, 2014

    Hi wix

    My domain has expired and I want to renew I cant work out how to do this please help








    • Morgana Wix Team

      Replied by Morgana April 9, 2014



      it looks like you have paid today for the renewal of your domain and your site is up and running. 



      Morgana Wix Team
  • willdannvip

    Replied by willdannvip April 6, 2014

    Hi Wix Team,

    I already paid for my domain and package renewal before the expired date and now the problem is my own computer that I can't log in into my website that's www.cfmedicare.com since last week. 

    I have already emailed to Wix and no one, reply me, please kindly get back to me as soon as possible.





    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y April 6, 2014

      Hi there William,


      Hope you are doing ok.


      Please note that your stunning website is up and running on my end:



      Also, having reviewed our records, your site is set up and everything seems to work alright.


      This must be a local issue. Please follow theses steps to locate its origin.


      Please let us know if this helps and should you require any further help.

      All the best, Or
  • rutafilms

    Replied by rutafilms March 28, 2014

    The payment of site failed some days ago and instantly I renewed the package and I did not realize i had to renew the domain too. 16 hours ago i've regularized payment and my domain is still not working at all! Thanks for helping!

    • Yotam Wix Team

      Replied by Yotam March 28, 2014


      I am able to see your domain working properly on my end.

      Please follow the instructions provided here.


      If the steps in the link didn't resolve your issues, please answer the questions in the same link.

      Yotam Wix Team

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