How to keep your domains renewed

As your registrar, we want to help you keep your domains registered and renewed. Therefore you need to maintain a sufficient account balance. We provide several tools and options to keep you up and running.

Manage your balance
Of course you need enough balance in your account at renewal date. To do so, we provide several payment methods to make this convenient.

You may set customizable balance watermarks at several amounts in your account. When your account balance hits these watermarks, they trigger an email notification, asking you to review and replenish your balance. Set your watermarks here.

Emergency funds
Against a small fee, you can now apply for emergency funds. These allow you to have a negative account balance for a short while. We can then keep your domains live for a short time after expiration. This should give you enough room to breathe, and buy you some time to fulfill your overdue payments. Please apply for your emergency funds.

Overview upcoming renewals and deletes
Approximately 30 days before the renewal date, we send you an overview of all upcoming renewals and deletes. This should give you enough time to review which domains you wish to maintain, and which ones you want to let go.

Explicit renewal
For supported TLDs, you can force an explicit renewal via the web interface (Realtime Register Domain Manager). If you already know you have something planned around your domains’ expiration date, preventing you from fulfilling your payments manually, you may request explicit renewal for the domains, well ahead of the date. When the time comes, you can go on that well-deserved holiday worry-free, while we renew your domains as requested.

Auto Renew
The safest way to be sure all domains are renewed is to set your domains to Auto Renew. For the domains you wish to let go, you can remove the Auto Renew status. The domain will then automatically be deleted shortly before, or at the expiration date. You can manage this setting through the API, or via the Realtime Register Domain Manager.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Your brand information in .nl whois

From June 10, your reseller company name and address will be listed in the .nl whois for new registrations. In the near future, all existing .nl registrations will be updated with this information. This will improve your company’s visibility. You may choose to opt out completely, but only for compelling reasons. Please send us your opt-out application by email before June 5.

Brand information
Realtime Register is accredited  SIDN registrarYou can use multiple brands for your account, and define per contact which brand should be listed. Perhaps now is a good time to check and update your brand information in the Domain Manager. Besides the onscreen help text, we have an extensive branding manual available for you .

If you have any questions about brand information in the .nl whois, please contact the support team.


Your Gateway into Russia

A map of countries where Russian is widely spoken.
Countries where Russian is widely spoken. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is the ninth most populous country in the world, and its vast, unequalled landmass has boggled minds for centuries. Russia has always been a force to be reckoned with, and offers an interesting entrepreneurial potential. Yet only a handful of registrars worldwide has access to over 146 million potential Russian internet users. Therefore, we are quite proud to announce that we now meet all the requirements, and may call ourselves your official .RU registrar!

This limitedness is hardly surprising, considering the .RU registry’s strict demands. If you want to access the Russian market, there are quite a few hurdles to overcome.

Firstly, to name some, you must have a fixed and certified Russian address. The past years, we have been to great lengths to set up shop in a beautiful residence overlooking the magnificent city of Moscow. As the .RU bureau is not very commercially inclined, we have had to put in quite some negotiation time and efforts. The premise in turn must meet specific requirements, all under strict and lengthy scrutiny of the Russian officials.

Secondly, you must be able to offer Russian language support. As this poses quite a challenge for the average registrar, we have had to adapt our website, recruit a full Russian team of service desk employees, and train them in to our rules of conduct. But we managed!

It would be too much to describe all the requirements in great detail. What matters most for you, is that we now meet them. And you can take full advantage:

1. Exclusive access to a market of more than 146 million customers.
2. Easy domain registering and transferring process; no administrative bother.
3. Professional Russian language support.
4. An office and staff in the economic heart of the country.
5. Very competitive pricing!

If you had been waiting for an opportunity, now is your time to grab it with both hands.