I have a company that needs a basic website for the lifetime of the company being about 50 years. Is there a service that does this because I have had domain names lapse for services like this before for non tech savvy companies.

  • "I have had domain names lapse for services" You should use monitoring services. Sep 30 '20 at 14:54
  • See webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/112766/… (15, 50, 42, 100, or one thousand years will yield the same answer) Sep 30 '20 at 14:55
  • What the OP needs is not a monitoring service (although it can help), but an inventory of owned domain names + anniversary dates. Relying on renewal reminders is a recipe for disaster. The mails may never arrive because of spam filter or otherwise. Now, a domain that has expired will stop functioning correctly so you should notice that your website and E-mail are down, and you have ample time to take corrective action.
    – Kate
    Sep 30 '20 at 18:56
  • I've heard of a couple people who try and circumvent the 10year ICANN limit by just loading up your domain registrar account with credit then enabling auto renew and hope for the best. I certainly don't recommend it for a whole ton of reasons but if done correctly the registrar will just take some of your credit ever year till it eventually runs out.
    – Analog
    Oct 1 '20 at 0:18

If your question is "is it possible to renew for longer than 10 years", the answer is no as ICANN enforces a 10 year maximum.

Thanks @Patrick for the clarification in the comments.

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    Specifically not possible with gTLDs, as ICANN forces a limit on 10 years. Sep 30 '20 at 14:53

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