If you have domains with Domainmonster you might be interested in their renewals procedure which is geared around maximising their profits at your expense. Obviously you can't blame them for wanting to do that, they're in business to make a profit, but for customers here's something to bear in mind. Before I rant I should point out that overall DM provide a good service and I've had domains with them for several years. They've also caught me a few goodens too. 1. Auto-renewals are set by default - fair enough 2. By default .uk domains are set to renew for ONE year, and based on their current fees this offers them more profit than a two year renewal, 250% more profit... As far as I can work out, on a 1 year renewal they profit £1.49 or roughly 43% of their buying price. On a 2 year renewal they profit £0.58 or roughly 12% - quite a difference... I think given the choice the vast majority of people would prefer the default to be set to a 2 year renewal as it offers way more value, although I'm sure they would argue the 1 year is cheaper. 3. Even though they send out reminders of the date when domains will renew, I still don't know how far out they choose to renew domains that are approaching expiration. There's no clear timescale mentioned in the renewals section and I couldn't see it in their T&Cs. I'm not saying it isn't buried in there somewhere, but I couldn't easily see it... My old registrar, albeit they charged slightly more than DM, renewed my domains on the date of expiration, for 2 years. Now, call me stupid but that sounds like a decent default customer-focused policy. There's no benefit to renewing a domain weeks in advance to the customer. The only benefit is to the registrar. Obviously you might want to drop domains, but if you do you'll need to make sure you cancel the default auto renew policy WEEKS in advance of the expiration date. So it's a trade off between having the benefit of your domains auto renewed and having domains you don't want to keep auto renew. 4. DM offers tiered pricing on their domains, but they don't apply this to auto renewals, why not? Just to give you a clear indication on how 10 .uk domains will renew: By DEFAULT: 10 x £4.99 + VAT = £59.88 (1 year only) - £14.90 profit for DM If you do it the day before manually: 10 x £5.50 + VAT = £66.00 (2 years) - £5.00 profit for DM Now don't get me wrong, companies exist to make a profit, but to me that feels like a bit of an orchestrated rip off; you can pay an extra 10% and you get twice the value. I've turned off auto renewal on all my domains now, and there's no simple switch to apply that to all domains. You have the hassle of having to turn off auto renew for each domain. Based on the fact that I think they've deliberately made it difficult to know how far into the future they will renew your domains (save their email notifications, which is good, but could be a WHOLE lot better) I'm considering moving my lot to Daily. Incidently Daily clearly state they will auto renew expiring domains by default 2 weeks in advance. I was able to find that info within 30 seconds of looking on their website. I still think it's a tacky policy, but at least they're explicit about the timeframe. I know many would say just buy a tag etc. but I can't justify the outlay, I don't own a 1000 domains. Lesson learned.