Manage domain registration renewals

If you purchase a domain through Google while signing up for Google services, your domain ownership is valid for one year. After that, you must renew your domain registration to keep owning the domain.

Avoid suspension. Set your domain purchased through Google to automatically renew and make sure your payment method is valid and up to date. Otherwise, your Google services might be suspended and you might lose domain ownership.

Step 1: Find your domain registrar

How you manage your domain registration renewal depends on who your domain registrar is. If you purchased your domain from a partner registrar during G Suite or Cloud Identity setup, you can find your domain registrar (host) in the Google Admin console.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains and then Manage domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

    You can see your domain registrar under the domain’s Status column. For example, your domain status might say, “Registered since {date} with {domain registrar}. Google’s domain registrar partners are GoDaddy, Enom, DomainDiscount24.com, and Google Domains.

  3. If your registrar is GoDaddy, Enom, or DomainDiscount24.com, go to Manage registration and renewal in the Admin console and complete the steps.
  4. If your registrar is Google Domains, go to Manage renewal through Google Domains and complete the steps.

If you don’t have domain registrar information in your domain’s Status column, you purchased your domain separately from your Google service. To manage your domain renewal, you need to go to your domain registrar’s website. If you need help finding your domain registration host, see Identify your domain host.

Step 2: Manage domain registration and autorenewal

Option 1: Manage registration and renewal in the Admin console
If your domain registrar is Google Domains, go to Manage renewal through Google Domains instead.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
  3. Next to your Domain Registration subscription, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.

    You’ll see the domain registration renewal cost and expiration/renewal date.

  4. Next to Renewal options, click Change.
  5. Choose an option:
    • To automatically renew your domain 7 days before its actual renewal date, select Auto-Renew my contract. Your primary payment method is charged for the renewal at the beginning of the following month. Your Google services continue uninterrupted.
    • To let the domain registration expire at its renewal date and suspend your Google services, select Cancel my service at the end of my term.

      Important: If you want to keep your domain, 7 days before your suspension date, you need to select Auto-renew my contract instead.

  6. If you need to change your renewal payment details, go to Update credit card details and complete the steps.
Option 2: Manage renewal through Google Domains

If you purchased your domain when you signed up for a Google service and your registrar is Google Domains, you manage your registration through your G Suite or Cloud Identity Premium account. In this case, your domain is set to renew automatically and you can't change this option in the Admin console.

If you don't want your domain registration to renew automatically, you need to cancel your domain billing subscription with G Suite or Cloud Identity Premium and set it up directly with Google Domains. During setup you can turn off automatic renewal. For the steps, go to Move your domain billing subscription to Google Domains.

To see your domain registration renewal date and cost:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
  3. Next to your Domain Registration subscription, click the Down arrow Down Arrow.

    You’ll see the renewal cost and expiration and renewal date.

FAQ

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When does my domain registration expire?

You can see your domain registration expiration and renewal date in the Admin console. Go to Billing and then Domain Registration. Next to Renewal Options, you can see your domain registration renewal date.

Can I pay for several years at once?

No. You can’t pay for multiple years at once. And you cannot renew your domain before its annual renewal date. If your domain is set to automatically renew and your payment method is valid, we’ll renew your domain for you and your Google services will continue uninterrupted.

Can I renew my domain after it expires?

Maybe. It depends how long it’s been since your registration expired. See Renew an expired domain registration.

Can I transfer my domain to a different host?

Yes, moving your domain to a new host allows you to manage it outside of the Google Admin console. Make sure the transfer process is complete before your domain expiration and renewal date. To find the date, in the Admin console, go to Billing and then Domain Registration and next to Renewal Options, you can see your domain registration renewal date. For details on moving your domain, see Transfer your domain from a G Suite partner host.

Can I get a refund if I didn’t mean to renew my domain?

It depends on your subscription. If your domain registration subscription is set to automatically renew and the renewal date has passed, you can’t receive a refund for payments. However, if you turn off automatic renewal during the 7 days prior to your expiration date and we already charged you for the renewal, you might qualify for a refund. To qualify:

  1. Within 7 days of the renewal date, cancel your domain registration subscription. See How do I cancel my domain registration subscription?.
  2. For the refund request, contact G Suite support.
How do I cancel my domain registration subscription?

If you cancel your domain registration, you will lose ownership of your domain at the end of your registration period.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Billing.
  3. Next to Domain Registration, click Actions and then Cancel subscription.
  4. Read the consequences of canceling your domain billing subscription.
  5. Check the I have read and understand the implications of canceling my domain billing subscription as stated above box and click Continue with Cancellation.
Why don’t I see domain registration in my Billing subscriptions?

If you don’t see Domain registration as one of your billing subscriptions in the Google Admin console, you purchased your domain separately from signing up for a Google service. You manage your domain through your domain registrar’s site. For help identifying your domain registration host, see Identify your domain host.

Need more help?

If you followed the steps above and still have questions about renewing your domain, contact G Suite Support.

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