I am nervous seeing my many domains autorenew on the expiration date. I would like to be able to set an advanced time, like one or two months. If there is a billing issue (like a new credit card), an issue with GoDaddy autorenew system, or a foreign TLD takes longer than expected -- then I'd much prefer to have a little grace period to discover something went wrong and have the ability and time to be notified and to fix it before it actually expired.
This is an interesting thought. You can, of course, manually renew early on any domain (with a few exceptions for country code domains). You can also cause renewals to align with a future domain renewal date (called a "consolidation" if you speak to support). However, I am not aware of an "auto-renew early" option.
If it eases the nervousness, I hope you know that most domains don't fall off a cliff exactly at expiration. MOST domains don't "stop" until 5 days of grace after expiration. But at that point, DNS, email, hosting, redirecting and any other DNS-dependent services will be interrupted and stop working.
Our 24/7 Support can work with you to sort out what is the best mix for you, personally.
I hope that helps,
Thomas D. - GoDaddy | Community Moderator 24/7 support available at x.co/247support