When you purchase a Domain Name from Godaddy.com, you purchase for a certain time period such as 1 year, 5 years or 10 years. When the term is up, Godaddy.com will automatically renew your Domain name with the credit card you stored on file. Sometimes this is great because I don’t want my core domain names to ever expire. If they expire they are available for other people to purchase. Some domain names tho, I don’t care for and don’t even know why I bought them. Therefore I don’t really want to renew them again for another 5 or 10 years. Below I will show you how to turn off the auto renew feature in Godaddy.com:
1. Manage your Domain name in GoDaddy.com
- Login to your Godaddy.com account
- Mouse Hover over ‘Domains’, Under ‘Management’, click on ‘Domain Management’
- Click on the Domain name you want to manage
2. Manage the Auto Renew Option in your Domain Name
- Under Domain Information, Auto Renew, Click on Manage
3. Disable the Auto Renew Option
- Under Automatically Renew Domain Window, set the following value:
- Set ‘Renewal Setting’ = Manual
- Click on ‘OK’
So now your Domain Name will not automatically renew. As the date approaches your domain expiration, Godaddy will send you reminders that your domain name is expiring and requires renewal. If you log into your Godaddy account, you will also see alerts that indicate how many domain names are expiring.
I hope that helps.