I seem to have lost communication to the domain entirely
When you are facing this problem, the most probable reason why it happens is that your domain name has expired.
When your Domain Name is near its Expiry Date, your Domain will go into the Renewal Due status as early as 90 days before the actual Expiry Date. Checking the domain expiration date frequently can prevent you from losing your Domain.
The solution to this issue:
Please renew your domain name.
Why do I Need to Know the Domain Expiration Date?
If you do not know the expiration date of your domain name, all the time and effort you’ve put into developing your brand is now in jeopardy if you let the expiration lapse. While you are holding your domain right now, the ownership can just slip away easily if you do not take precautions. To avoid this issue happens, you need to constantly keep track of the expiration date.
On the other hand, if you know of a “dead site” with a good domain name or if you just want to keep track of certain domains, you will want to know as soon as the expiration date comes up. This helps you to be the first to bid on it when it goes to auction.
What Happens When a Domain Name Expires?
When the expiration date passes, there are some stages to go through. At first, the hosting companies will most probably contact the owner with a number of billing attempts to renew the domain. After that, there is a grace period where the owner can repurchase the domain tied together with an additional “redemption fee.” If the owner doesn’t get in touch and does not pay the fee, then the domain is set for auction. If the auction period ends and nobody purchases, it will get added back to the registry where everyone can purchase on the open market.
WHOIS & MYNIC- How do they work?
The tools- WHOIS and MYNIC are quite simple. You can just copy/paste a domain name into the text box and press enter to check the domain expiration date. The checker will tell you if the domain is available if somebody has registered it and has an expiration date.