How can we consolidate domain expiration dates? 
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How can we consolidate domain expiration dates? 

What is the Domain Consolidate?

The ConsoliDate (Sync) feature allows Registrants to request a specific anniversary date for domain name registrations (i.e., the day within the year a name is due to expire). For Registrants with multiple registrations, setting expiration dates to a particular date will ease maintenance of their domain names and helps Registrars simplify the renewal process to these Registrants.

Domain Consolidate Command 

- Extends the expiration date for a domain in the Registry database based on the sync date (month and day) provided.

- Allows the Registrar to move the expiration date of a domain name forward to a specific month and day. The system extends the domain expiration date forward to the date specified by the Registrar. If the domain name sync is completed successfully, the system returns the new registration expiration date in the response. The Registrar is charged based on the number of months the expiration date is extended.

- The command can only be executed once per year (365 days); the start of this period will be reset if a RENEW, AUTORENEW, or TRANSFER command is submitted for the domain name

- The expiration date will be set to 11:59:59 PM UTC time on the specified month and day

Domain registrar can actually perform the Sync command either via Verisign Account Center or via EPP.
Below is a sample XML command:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<epp xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0 epp-1.0.xsd">
<command xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:epp-1.0">
  <update>
    <domain:update xmlns:domain="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:domain-1.0">
      <domain:name>EXAMPLE.COM</domain:name>
      <domain:chg/>
    </domain:update>
  </update>
  <extension>
    <namestoreExt:namestoreExt xmlns:namestoreExt="http://www.verisign-grs.com/epp/namestoreExt-1.1">
      <namestoreExt:subProduct>dotCOM</namestoreExt:subProduct>
    </namestoreExt:namestoreExt>
    <sync:update xmlns:sync="http://www.verisign.com/epp/sync-1.0">
      <sync:expMonthDay>--01-01</sync:expMonthDay>
    </sync:update>
  </extension>
  <clTRID>ABC-91255-XYZ</clTRID>
</command>
</epp>

To do this in Verisign Account Center, please follow the following steps:

1.) Select "My Products"

2.) Select the TLD you want, for example "COM", click the "Load" button

3.) Select "Domain" -> "Sync"

4.) Input the domain name

5.) Select the date you desire


What is the Consolidate Price?

The current price for .com and .net for one sync command is $0.99 per each month added.