Godaddy – How to Disable Auto Renew for Domain Names

by Elaine on January 14, 2012

Godaddy Official Site When you purchase a Domain Name from, you purchase for a certain time period such as 1 year, 5 years or 10 years.  When the term is up, 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

1.  Manage your Domain name in

  • Login to your account
  • Mouse Hover over ‘Domains’, Under ‘Management’, click on ‘Domain Management’
  • Click on the Domain name you want to manage
Godaddy Domain Management Link Godaddy Domain Management Link

2.   Manage the Auto Renew Option in your Domain Name

  • Under Domain Information, Auto Renew, Click on Manage
Godaddy Auto Renew Manage Link Godaddy Auto Renew Manage Link

3.  Disable the Auto Renew Option

  • Under Automatically Renew Domain Window, set the following value:
      • Set ‘Renewal Setting’ = Manual
  • Click on ‘OK’
Godaddy Domain Name Auto Renew Manual Godaddy Domain Name Auto Renew Manual

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.




Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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