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How to Cancel GoDaddy Domain Renewal

In this video I’ll show you how to cancel your GoDaddy domain renewal.

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Steps to Cancel GoDaddy Domain Renewal: 0:30
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Video Transcript:
When you purchase a domain through GoDaddy that domain is automatically set up to auto renew. If you get to a point when you no longer need a GoDaddy domain, your best option for cancelling that domain is to turn off auto renew and let the domain expire. And while turning off automatic renewal for GoDaddy domains should be easy, it does require users to jump through some hoops.

Now let’s walk through the steps to cancel GoDaddy domain renewal.

Step 1. Open a web browser, navigate to, and then sign in to your GoDaddy account. You’ll land on your GoDaddy home page.

Step 2. Navigate down to the All Products and Services section, and then click to expand Domains. You’ll see a list of all domains associated with your GoDaddy account.

Step 3. Click “Manage” next to the domain you want to cancel auto renewal for. The Domain Settings screen for that domain is displayed.

Step 4. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section, find Auto Renew, and then click “Cancel Domain On” next to that. The Manage Your Billing screen is shown. Notice that the buttons along the top of the Subscriptions window are all greyed out and not clickable by default.

Step 5. Click to place a check mark next to the GoDaddy domain you want to turn off auto renew for to select it, and then click “Cancel Renewal.” A window pops up saying that GoDaddy is sorry auto renew didn’t work out for you. You’ll see the date that you’ll be able to use that domain through.

Step 6. Click “Cancel Renewal.” You’ll be bounced back to the Manage Your Billing screen, where you’ll see your cancel date in the Billing Date field.