Restore a domain

There are 2 scenarios in which you may need to restore your domain:

  • You deleted the domain within the last 30 days
  • Your domain expired between 30-60 days ago

Learn more about policies for expiration and deletion of domain registrations.

Tip: If your domain is within the renewal grace period for your domain ending (typically 30 days), you can simply renew your domain.

About restoring a deleted domain

After you delete a domain, you have a grace period (typically 30 days) during which you can reclaim ownership. When you restore a deleted domain, you pay a one-time restoration fee. Restoring your domain reinstates the original registration period.

Keep in mind, the length of grace periods, restoration fees, and registration fees (if required) vary by domain ending. To confirm details for your domain, check the reference of domain ending (TLD) details.

About restoring an expired domain

If your domain expired and you’ve passed the grace period for your domain ending (typically 30 days) but fewer than 60 days ago, you can restore your expired domain. When you restore an expired domain, you must pay a one-time restoration fee and purchase at least one additional year of registration.

Tip: If your domain expired more than 60 days ago, Google Domains likely released your domain. To register it, search for the domain. If it’s available, follow the steps to buy the domain.

How to restore a domain

To restore your domain, follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Find the name of the domain that needs to be restored and click Restore.
  3. Acknowledge that the purchase may be non-refundable by checking the box.
  4. To confirm that you want to proceed, click Yes, restore.
  5. Proceed with payment.
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