Renew a domain

You can take steps to prevent your domain from expiring and prevent you from potentially losing your domain registration. You have 2 ways you can renew your domain:

  • Auto-renew: Turn on a setting that automatically renews your domain every year within a month of when your domain expires. Google Domains charges your payment method when the auto-renewal occurs.
  • Add years: Take manual steps to add years to your domain registration period (up to your domain ending’s maximum registration period).
If your domain has expired and is outside of the renewal grace period (typically 30 days), you must take steps to restore your domain and pay an additional restoration fee.

How to turn on auto-renew

To turn on auto-renew, do the following:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. In the left navigation panel, click Registration settings.
  4. Scroll down to Registration and click Turn on auto-renew.

After these steps, Google Domains prompts you to confirm your purchase. Google Domains doesn’t charge your account until the auto-renewal process actually occurs, within a few days of your expiration date.

Auto-renew only works while the credit card information in your account is valid. Make sure to update your information if you get a new credit card.

How to add years to your registration

To add years to your registration, do the following:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. In the left navigation panel, click Registration settings.
  4. Scroll down to Registration.
  5. Underneath the Turn on auto-renew button click Add years and select the number of years you’d like to add.

After these steps, Google Domains prompts you to confirm your purchase. Google Domains charges your account when you finalize this purchase.

The typical maximum registration period is 10 years. The registration period varies by domain ending, and some domains only allow auto-renew. Check the reference of domain ending details to confirm details for your domain.
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