I just renewed an expired domain. How long must I wait until my website/email are working again?

When your domain expires the DNS stops resolving, your website and any email accounts associated with the domain name stop resolving the domain needs to be renewed.

DNS stands for "Domain Name System" and it helps users to find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address (like a telephone number or address) consisting of a series of numbers (also known as an "IP address"). DNS allows a familiar string of letters (eg. yourdomain.com) to be used instead of IP addresses, making the process of finding and remembering a web site's location easier. Translating a domain name into an IP address is referred to as "resolving" the domain names.

Once you have successfully renewed the domain name the DNS will take time to propagate. DNS Propagation - when a new domain name is registered (or an existing one is transferred to a new DNS or the domain expires and is renewed), the DNS information must make its way around the entire internet. This process usually takes around 24 - 48 hours. During this time your website/email related to your domain name may not be accesible by some or all people. After the 24 - 48 hour propagation period your website/email should be working normally again.

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