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Set up your domain billing subscription with Google Domains

If you purchased your domain through Google Domains, billing is managed through your G Suite account. If you want to change your billing expiration date or domain host, you need to cancel your domain billing subscription with G Suite and set up billing directly with Google Domains. The annual registration cost and privacy settings for your domain remains the same with Google Domains.

Note: If you brought your existing domain to G Suite, then your domain host bills you for your domain.

When you cancel your domain billing subscription with G Suite, you must set up billing for the domain in Google Domains in order to continue registration. Otherwise, you may no longer own the domain when your annual registration expires.

1. Cancel your Google domain billing subscription in G Suite
  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 dashboard, go to Domains.

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

  3. Click Add/remove domains.
  4. Click Cancel your billing subscription.

    The Google Domain is displayed in the Domains section of the Admin Console.

    The Cancel Your Domain Billing Registration dialog appears.

  5. Carefully read the consequences of canceling your domain billing subscription. 

    Cancel Your Domain Billing Subscription option

  6. Click Continue with cancellation to immediately cancel your domain billing subscription. Click Back to subscriptions to return to the Domains page of the Google Admin console.

When you click Continue with Cancellation, your Google domain billing subscription is cancelled and you will lose your domain name when your annual registration expires, unless you set up your billing subscription with Google Domains (see the next step).

To manage your billing settings for your domain (such as updating your billing address or form of payment), go to Billing on your Admin console dashboard.

2. Set up your billing subscription with Google Domains

You need to set up billing in Google Domains so that your domain registration does not expire, causing you to lose your domain name. Setting up your domain billing subscription with Google Domains also allows you to:

  • Transfer your domain to another host
  • Turn off auto-renewal of your domain
  • Add years to your domain registration

Note: Billing for your domain won’t start until the time of your next annual renewal.

  1. Go to domains.google.com/registrar to access your domains dashboard.

    If you don’t see your domain listed, click your account icon in the top right corner of the screen, and sign in with the username and password you used to purchase your domain.

    switch accounts

  2. Click the Expires icon that indicates the number of days before your domain expires to access your registration billing expiration information

    Selecting the expiration icon on the Domains dashboard

  3. Under Registration, click either Turn on auto-renew or Add years > [select number of years to add to your registration] to pay with your Google account. A window appears in which you can select your payment options.
  4. Choose to either pay with the card on file or click Add a new payment method to pay with a new card.

    Domains Auto-Renew payement window

  5. Click Buy to complete the transaction. Your domain registration and payments are now controlled through Google Domains.
You can now fully manage your domain and billing subscription through Google Domains. To transfer your domain to another host, see Transfer a domain out.
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