First time posting and was not sure where this thread should go.
We have a domain hosted and registered at DreamHost currently. The person who originally registered our domain name is no longer with our non-profit organization and is not responding to emails, VM’s, or texts.
The domain is going to expire 3/16/17. We know what that means, on 3/17/17 the site is down because no one else is listed as a contact (admin/tech) on the domain registration.
What options do we have to ensure out site does not go down when it expires?
If the domain expires on 3/17/17 is it available for anyone to take/register on the 18th?
Does DreamHost (or any registrar) as the current registrar able to keep the domain name in their hands/system after the 17th?