Why do I have to renew a domain name that i no longer use.

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Why can Google no longer find my site. The primary domain has got 2 years left to run. The old domain that i no longer use still has 3 weeks left to run but yola keep telling me i need to renew it. Even if i did want to renew it i should be able to do it in 3 weeks when it expires. I paid for a year on yola silver but ive only had 49 weeks worth.

I do not want to renew it.

Very frustrating.
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Hello Tim

When a domain approaches its expiry date, Yola sends early e-mails to their users to remind them of renewing their domain in time, so that it won't expire and users will lose their domain. In any case your domain will be up and running until the last day of your billing cycle, no matter if you renew or not. If you renew now, it doesn't mean that your domain will renew right now, but only from its expiry date on. So you won't lose out on the time of your domain subscription either way, it's just meant to make sure you have the chance to renew your domain in time. If you don't want to renew it, you can just ignore our e-mails and let it expire naturally. Once it expires, your website will no longer be available under this domain.

There can be various reasons why your website no longer shows on Google, but these reasons will not be related to your current domain status approaching expiry as long as your website is published to your domain. Getting your website on Google and keeping it there requires long-term, constant and dedicated work on your website to make and keep it search-engine-friendly. We've got a wide range of SEO tutorials. The one which relates to your question is Why can't I google my site.