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Delete a domain

When you delete a domain, you immediately cancel your registration of that domain. As a result:

  • Visitors to your domain don’t find your website.
  • You don't get email sent to email addresses at your domain, including email forwarding.
  • DNS stops serving.
  • Other people can purchase your domain after a grace period, typically 30 days.

If you have a remaining registration period for your domain, Google Domains doesn’t provide a refund, unless it’s allowed under our Refund Policy.

If you use add-on services or platforms like Google Workspace, a blog, a third-party hosted website, or a custom DNS service, deleting your domain doesn't terminate those subscriptions or contracts. You need to sign in to each individual service and manage your account directly.

How to delete a domain

Follow the instructions below to delete your domain:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the name of your domain.
  3. Open the Menu Menu.
  4. Click Registration settings.
  5. At the bottom of the screen, to the right of "Delete domain," click Delete.
  6. To confirm your identity, sign in again.
  7. Review the restrictions.
  8. If you’re sure, click Delete this domain.

Important: If you want to restore your domain, you must pay a fee. For most domains, you have 30 days from deletion to pay to restore your domain.

Other options to move your domain

If you want to keep your domain but don’t want to maintain it under this account, you can share domain management with another user.

You can also transfer this domain to another registrar.

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