Delete a domain

When you delete a domain, you immediately terminate your registration of that domain. As a result, the following occurs:

  • Visitors to your domain will not see your website
  • You will not receive 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

Google Domains will not provide a refund if you have a remaining registration period for your domain.

If you use add-on services or platforms like G Suite, a blog, a third-party hosted website or a custom DNS service, deleting your domain does not terminate those subscriptions or contracts. You will 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. Open Google Domains: domains.google.com/registrar.
  2. In the left-hand navigation menu, click My domains.
  3. Click the Expires tab for the name of the domain that you want to delete. 
  4. Scroll to Delete domain.
  5. Click Delete domain.
  6. Sign in again to confirm your identity.
  7. Review the restrictions and click Yes I'm sure, delete domain.
If you change your mind, for most domains you have 30 days from deletion to restore your domain.

Other options to move your domain

Bear in mind that you can transfer your domain to another owner without deleting it. Options include the following:

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